Friday Prayer

God who already knows my prayers- I am out of words that don’t sound trite. I believe that you are already showing mercy. Let my prayer, instead, be the work of my hands, my feet, my mouth, my earsTo daily, hourly, minute by minuteDismantle the systems of racism and racial oppression in my countryAnd across… Read More

Friday Prayer

I will enter your house with burnt offerings and will pay you my vows— those that I promised with my lips and spoke with my mouth when I was in trouble. – Psalm 66:13-14 To the Heavenly Accounting Department: I am checking in on the status of my account. I am have lost track of my number of… Read More

Saturday Prayer – City Prayer

The city is terrible, of course. Too much concrete and not enough trees. The houseless suffer and the wealthy prosper. Nazis, who don’t even bother to be neo anymore, walk the streets unbothered. And don’t even get me started on the traffic, God. And yet, sometimes, when the sun is setting, and her lines are… Read More

Friday Prayer: Job 13, RJV

An Interpretation of Job 13, Revised Julia Version: Look, I have heard everything you are telling me, “friends”, And your words aren’t new to me.   I have the same information that you do; And, frankly, you’re not offering different or better interpretation. I want to speak directly to the Almighty and take up this… Read More

Friday Prayer: In the Borderland

Holy Breath of Life- There is a fine edge in my world. The space before the ledge is the area wherein I acknowledge the idols in my life- Attempts and desire for control, Tasks that busy my day and prevent rest and stillness, Issues that I have made my own without consulting You, Frustrations and… Read More

Saturday Prayer – While Washing the Dishes

A plate, a cup, a bowl, a spoon. It is morning, and I am washing yesterday’s dishes. Forgive me for the sin of leaving these dishes unwashed. And for the other sin of wishing I hadn’t left the dishes unwashed And for the further sin of convincing myself I’m probably a very bad person for… Read More