Friday Prayer: A Request

Holy God- I do not believe in substitutionary atonement. In my mind, it is anathema that you would require blood, sacrifice, or death to bring things into balance between the Divine Self and the Beloved Creation. However, I could be wrong. If I am wrong… if we are wrong… if so many have been wrong,… Read More

Friday Prayer: Letting Go of Shame

Eternal Divine Love,  Shame plays more of a role in my life than I want it to. Shame functioning as the voice saying I “Should Have Already Mastered Everything”, Shame saying that I could do this thing if I tried harder and Shame asking why I’m not as good at the things other people can do, in seemingly effortless,… Read More

Friday Prayer: Across the World

God of great mystery- Across this planet, there are two white rhinos who are the last of their species, Coral slowing draining of color, Embryos that are not yet known to their hosts, Final breaths taken in peace, Pounding hearts hidden in chests that try to remain unseen, Slips of paper communication left in agreed… Read More

Friday Prayer: Haiku of John 12

What is clutched is lost The loosely held, ever lasts. The grain sprouts for life.         The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Lutheran Church of Hope in Anchorage, AK. She blogs at lutheranjulia.blogspot.com and readsallthethings.com. She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit. RevGalBlogPals encourages you to share our blog posts via… Read More

Friday Prayer: Benedictus

based on Luke 2:29-32 Source of all rest and peace, dismiss me now into my evening’s quiet, You have promised no less and so much more. We are witnesses to your salvation, Which You did for all people and continue to make inviting and effective. The Living Word is open for all to perceive and… Read More

Friday Prayer: Based on Isaiah 51:12-16

Through prophets and time, through space and creation, the Divine speaks: I am the One who comforts you! My grace is enough, enough, enough. Why are you afraid of people, those who posture with false power? Have you forgotten the One who loves you- just as you are? The Holy Breath that brought creation out… Read More

Friday Prayer

I have come to realize that there will always be monsters.   The pain and surreal nature of the unexpected cancer diagnosis, The incomplete healing from a surgical solution, The seemingly perfect call that ends with spears in the most tender places, The omnipresence of the dis-ease of addiction, The posturing and threats of those… Read More