Friday Prayer: Rest

Holy One, We have sung and chanted and prayed and exulted. We have alleluia’d and amen’ed. We have moved the half-dead flowers and re-set our churches for Eastertide. We have studied and prepared our next sermon series. We have scheduled all the “after-Easter” tasks. We are tired. Lord, After you taught and preached and healed… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Between

Here we are, Lord, slung between death and resurrection. Suspended in the moment between the blank page and the final word the desperate argument and the forgiving embrace the pink slip and the new offer the last tear and the first smile the diagnosis and the treatment plan the caught breath and the exhale. Here… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Saturday Teaching

On that day, Holy Friend, before dusty cloaks thrown onto even more dusty earth, before┬áthe powers’ posturing, before you washed your friends’ feet and sat at a table even with the one who would betray you and prayed in a darkened olive grove, before torture and death. On that day, Holy Friend, you did what… Read More

Friday Prayer: Out of breath

Holy One, I am out of breath exhausted worrying about details writing list upon list of tasks shopping and baking researching and writing finding more volunteers calling the florist fitting in one more visit calling while I’m driving (hands-free, of course) and hoping I don’t forget something important. My professors in seminary never warned me… Read More