Wednesday Prayer

Meanwhile, O God, the usual things keep happening. The woman is still sleeping at the bus stop, the angry partner still raising a violent hand, the exhausted parent still creating a routine for the child with autism.  The man with broken shoes is still lifting the dumpster lid to look for food. the day laborer… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Healing God, boost our collective immune system, we pray, so that we might fight off thoughtless prejudice, self-centeredness, easy blame, and using old tropes to soothe new fears.  Ramp up our spiritual immunity, and defend us from despair.  Engage our emotional defenses, building strong hearts and healthy minds.  Give us, we ask, antibodies to the… Read More

Friday Prayer: Count Them As Righteous

God of all people- You counted Abram’s trust in you as righteous character. And you blessed him. Even when he acted like a fool- endangering Sarah, using and misusing Hagar, rejecting Ishmael, bargaining for Sodom and Gomorrah- you still saw his ultimate trust in you and you counted him as a righteous person. I know… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

February, God.  February. February teaches us – yet again – your surprises.  The shortest month feels like the longest, shaming us when the Christmas box is still out, while we plan for Lent.  The shortest month feels like the longest, God, testing our hope, in this in-between time.  We would shorten the strange weather, and… Read More