Monday Prayer, December 20, 2021

“Joyful and triumphant?” God, we lit the fourth Advent candle yesterday, we sang Christmas carols, we watched as the children acted out the story of the nativity, but, if I’m honest, although the tree is decorated now, Christmas cheer has not reached me yet. God, we cancelled Christmas services this week because we want to… Read More

Friday Prayer: Change in Plans

Holy One, When I dream of the perfect Christmas holiday but my life isn’t a TV movie, let me accept reality with humor and grace. Remind me when I over-plan and under-prepare that my work isn’t about perfection. And when my memories of Christmases past are changed because of pandemic realities, point me back to… Read More

Monday Prayer

Before our Zoom screens, we sat and wept    when we remembered the Before Times.There on our ring lights, we hung our scripts,And there our parishioners asked us for songs,    our tormentors demanded songs unmasked;    they said, “This isn’t real and you are causing suffering for no reason!” How can we sing the songs of the Lord    while in a pandemic of illness, of… Read More

Tuesday Prayer – Inhaling Peace

Spirit of Sabbath- I start a new season with deep breath of peace. In my exhale, I’m releasing the complicated air of tension. Each inhale inflates my lungs with hope, and every exhale releases the pressures of this day. Gratitude fills my lungs with joy. Worry leaves my inner being as air rushes from my… Read More

Tuesday Prayer – A Balm of Peace

Spirit of Healing- As stress can elevate our emotions, our bodies take the brunt of life’s intense moments. Our stomachs ache. Our heads throb. Our hearts race. And as we say to ourselves “deep breaths” to calm whatever stress plagues us, our minds can’t get out of the way. Thoughts swirl causing all the physiological… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Divine Source of Peace- When worries plague my mind, my thoughts race like a car on a speedway. Tomorrow’s concerns rattle in my head, and the present moment seems farther away than future fears. Sleep is either extremely plentiful or scarce. I’m jittery until I can find out how my problems will be solved… and… Read More