Friday Prayer: Psalm 100, Camp Style

Hey, creation! Make a joyful noise to the God who made you! We talk about the Lord with excitement. We sing to God with joy! As true as multiplication tables and that water is wet, the Lord is God- in charge of everything! God made us, along with everything else. We are God’s people- known… Read More

Friday Prayer: As You Would Have It

Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 1 John 4:8 Boundless Lover of All- Stir up your grace in us, that we might love in such a way that all would know we follow you. Amen.       The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Lutheran Church of Hope in Anchorage, AK.… Read More

Friday Prayer: Nothing Lost

Christ- It is possible that we have lost sight of your intentions and commands.  What would we, what would I do, if I expected no protection from the state, no solidarity from officials, not conspirators in high places? If we, if I, stood in solidarity with those who are oppressed, pressed, suppressed, depressed, distressed, de-tressed,… Read More

Friday Prayer: Nonviolent Persistence

Holy Christ, Prince of Peace, Pioneer of our faith,  I find myself immersed in the words of Psalm 137. Even though I do not wish actual harm on people or their children or their animals, I can feel the urge – lingering at the edges of the least-evolved, least-sanctified, least-formed parts of my reptilian brain.… Read More

Friday Prayer:

During my husband’s first deployment to Iraq, I felt so swamped by grief and fear that I would sometimes have to pull over to pray. I sought help for not making an idol of being terrified- giving it my attention, my energy, my time. I frequently sang over and over, “On Christ the Solid Rock… Read More

Friday Prayer: Faith of our Mothers

Holy Tamar, fierce and proud, pray for us to be strengthened in the fight for reproductive rights, freedoms, and safety for all. Holy Shulamite woman, dark and beautiful, pray for us to be strengthened in the fight to support all women, their stories, and their truth. Holy Abigail, quick and clever, pray for us to be strengthened… Read More

Friday Prayer: A Word to Ponder

… Because imagining other possibilities for our lives would remind us of the painful gap between who we most truly are and the role we play in the so-called real world. As we become more obsessed with succeeding or, at least, surviving in that world- we lose touch with our souls and disappear into our roles.… Read More

Friday Prayer: Making a List

For those whose infants are in the NICU, we pray… For those who need dialysis, we pray… For families who hope to hear from the one wandering, we pray… For those on deployment, we pray… For those celebrating in secret, we pray… For those who have decided to speak their truth, we pray… For those… Read More