God rested on the seventh day from all the work God had done (Genesis 2:2) It is a busy time of year, God, and there might not be time for resting. Jesus said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” (Mark 6: 31) It just isn’t very… Read More
May I restinto the larger Love;May I entrust myselfinto the most generous Grace;May I be easedby the most merciful Mercy;May I be supported bythe steadiest Presence;May I be with the One who is. Jemma Allen is a priest in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia and expresses that ministry as a researcher, counsellor… Read More
Dear God in Heaven,
We are so divided.
There are those who feel strongly … Read More
Time to breathe Time to reflect Time to connect Time to expand Time to live For this time we give you thanks We offer our time, our hearts, our hands and our vision to you, God Have your way May it all be for a blessing Amen. Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (she/her/hers/ella) is a queer… Read More
For the comfortable chair, and a few moments to sit, to breathe; For our feet on the ground and the unconditional support the earth offer us; For gravity steadily holding us in place even as our busy minds swirl; Gracious God we thank you and ask for your restful, steadying presence with us in all… Read More
O Precious One, Monday morning comes again… Is this my Sabbath? Is this your day with me? When work presses in, disturbing Holy rest… help me create spaces for you When life presses in, overwhelming with busyness and tasks, and family, and lists, and emails, and people, and needs of others,and needs of me…… Read More
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
“I will satisfy the weary, and all who are faint I will replenish” Jeremiah 31: 25 For the weary, we pray: For those who have waited, and hoped and watched but for whom the better day has not yet dawned… Satisfy the weary, replenish the faint For those whose bodies are worn by working and… Read More
A Pastor’s Prayer on the Edge of Lent Slow me down, O God. I am in a rush, burdened with deadlines and deaths, yearning for downtime and delight. Slow me down long enough to see you right now. Not tomorrow, not in my dreams, not on that mountaintop looming large, but right now in my… Read More
Rest that part of us which is tired.
Awaken that part of us which is asleep. Read More