Friday Prayer: Bisexual Visibility Week

God whose nature is bigger than our imagination,  We give you thanks for the gift of our friends and family who are bisexual. We thank you that your creativity is beyond binaries. Bisexual people, within your glorious creation, are witnesses to grace, mercy, and welcome in the entirety of their lives- vocations, avocations, and recreation.… Read More

Friday Prayer: What Do You Want?

Dear God- I am well aware of how you spoke to Job. I know the words of your Son. i have listened to your prophets and I have listened to those who have pimped the name of the Christ. All that being said, I’m still frustrated. I’m still crying. I’m still fist-shaking, gasping, head-scratching, foot-stomping,… Read More

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