Friday Prayer

Dear God- Somewhere there is a person who feels alone and unforgotten. They are wondering if their work matters. Their home is falling apart and they seek a peace for which they almost dare not hope. They have sounded alarms and been shut out of their community. They ache. Let this been an intercession for… Read More

Friday Prayer

God in the midst of chaos- Today I lift to you the people, young and old, for whom a change in routine is painful and confusing. Remember, in your favor, the ones who are pained by loud noises, flashes, and unexpected turbulence. Carry, with special kindness, those who are freshly grieving, passing a sorrowful anniversary,… 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

Dear God of all times, places, and peoples, I ask for your Spirit of consolation and strength to be present in clear and tangible ways to the people, especially the Muslim community, of Christchurch, New Zealand. In a time of shock and grief, grant peace and gentleness to neighbors helping neighbors. Let the wails of… 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

Friday Prayer: By the Bedside

Jesus- The written Word tells us that you wept over the death of your friend Lazarus. It also tells us that you waited until he died before you came to the side of his sisters. I have mixed feelings as to whether your actions were compassionate. A resurrected brother is not the same as not… Read More