On this day, dear God, As we seek rest As we seek peace As we seek love As we seek justice As we seek joy As we seek wholeness As we seek liberation … May we be rest for the weary and those constantly profiled May we be peace in moments of anxiety and fear… Read More
Lord, I want to be made well. I want to be healed of my perfectionism my desire to control my internalized prejudices my distrust of those who see things differently my utter exhaustion my anger about petty matters my tendency to withdraw my long-held grudges. I reach for the hem of your garment, and there… Read More
Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing? Covid still rages in spots around the globe. Soul- and body-crushing white supremacy undergirds many of our systems. Families and individuals struggle to live day-to-day without enough financial support. The planet is dying. People are dehumanized for who they are and whom they love. Abuse briefly… Read More
Do you remember seeing the Vietnam-War-era poster with the words “War is not healthy for children and other living things”? I was in elementary school when the United States ended the Vietnam conflict, but I still remember that poster with the sunflower on it, popularized by the group Another Mother for Peace. In the past… Read More
Risen Lord, too often the doors of my heart are locked tight for fear of the unfamiliar. I need to know some things before I invite anything, anyone, in. Who’s jiggling the handle? What do they want? How will I be changed if I peek through the crack in the door jamb? I’ve been hurt… Read More
you picked up the mantle of truth-telling
and went about the countryside
proclaiming “Time’s up!
The kingdom of heaven has come near.” Read More
God, we have been praying… We who reside in the USA and those around the world watching, impacted… …Praying for peace as power shifts …Praying for healing as new leaders step in …Praying for justice as space is demanded for “firsts” God, we are grateful… For as we were reminded by the inaugural poet, as… Read More
you are the one about whom Moses and the prophets wrote.
Teach us to follow where you lead.
Teach us the spirit of the law.
Teach us how to speak truth to power, … Read More
Creation reminds us we are a part of something magnificent and awesome In this there is great responsibility and accountability To you, Creator To your people All your people All of creation May we take the time to listen to what creation is telling us today, God May we be present to her groans May… Read More
Holy One, You hide us in the Shelter of your wings. You give us courage to face the feelings of doubt, the enemies of our self-worth. Give us hearts that warm to your Voice first above all others. Confirm your Calling on our lives before the opinions of the world sway us. There are many… Read More