Friday Prayer: The Small Hours of the Soul

3 a.m. is an unholy hour. Not because God is absent, but because in the exhaustion of the soul, Idols creep in, hauling their own plinths behind them. The petty gods of anxiety and frustration fight over the floorspace of your mind While slinky griefs and self-doubt drape themselves cunningly in the most conspicuous places.… Read More

Friday Prayer: Epiphanies in Due Time

Dear God- All time is contained in you. In my own understanding of time, I am baking a cake for a birthday party, preparing for a funeral, and grieving the daily news. In time beyond my understanding, magi from somewhere unknown are traveling to find a baby whose birth they perceived by observing a celestial… Read More

Friday Prayer

God- You said to Moses, “אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה.” You will be who you will be. You will do what you will do. And we who believe, in part or whole, be that You alone define who you are. We believe You say who You are. Grant us the strength, wisdom, and grace to do the… Read More

Friday Prayer

For all the saints, who from their labors rest, The saints gone too soon before the fullness of their grace was truly known by human minds. The saints who were not lauded, but whose faithfulness bore generations of fruit. The saints whose witness spoke truth to power and brought forth new creations. The saints who… Read More

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