Tuesday Prayer

God, I remember that blue-skied Tuesday morning eighteen years ago when plumes of smoke stole the familiar skyline. The landscape was forever changed in Manhattan, and the fabric of our souls forever altered. The hole created in the hearts at the Pentagon has never closed.  The fields amid Pennsylvania mountaintops permanently hold deep craters of… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

In this nearly-new month, God, When days are dimming earlier And nights’ breezes are a comforting prayer, Present us with the strength we need To live into your call- A divine urging to become “strong and courageous.” “Strong and courageous” are nice words Until the fires of anger surround us And the ice of hate… Read More

Thursday Prayer: a blessing for a clergywoman

May God bless you this day: May God’s presence undergird your days: sustaining you in hope, indwelling you in peace, encouraging you in faith. May you find freedom and room to breathe when the space seems narrow; may you find boldness and clarity when you are called to speak truth to power;  may you find… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Evening

  Whatever we need this night, to prepare us for the morrow – celebration or solitude, prayers or parties, chores or cheer – grant us oh God.  Amen. Jennifer Garrison Brownell serves as pastor at First Congregational Church -UCC in Vancouver, Washington.  She contributed to the Revgals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit and is the… Read More