Lead me to listen and not dictate, to nurture and not natter.
Curb my desire to fix, manage and control.
Come alongside of me, and help me be a blessing to others, today.
Please, Lord, I pray. Read More
A Lament, for Many Reasons Bittersweet prayers, Lord! Thinking of my dad, gone for 42 years. Thinking of cancer, and how it robs so many Of such love, caring, and companionship. Bittersweet prayers, dear Jesus! Thinking of dying patients and loving families, Thinking of hospice and good-byes and grief. Bittersweet prayers, sweet Spirit! Thinking of… Read More
Monday Prayer: a prayer for dear seniors Dear Lord, thank You for dear seniors. Thank You for years of wisdom and time well spent. Thank You for frolic, foolishness and time well wasted. Help me to listen well when they reminisce, again. Help me have compassion when they cannot remember. Lead me to special conversations,… Read More
Holy One, In a moment of spent blossoms and memories of yesterday, remind us that You are the God of all time. All of our pasts, all of our futures, all of our present lives are in Your hands. Where we have doubts, hold anger against our neighbors, and act in our own self-interests, convict… Read More
The Presbyterian eucharistic prayer is, in some places, called a “Great Prayer of Thanksgiving” but a “Prayer of Great Thanksgiving” in others. Does that mean we can have a mediocre prayer? or mediocre thanksgiving? or both? Read More
Holy Parent, I give you thanks for the memories, almost 18 years worth. I’m thankful for parent teacher conferences, all those other adults who spent more time with my child than I was able, who taught her more than I could ever know. Thank you for paintings, misshapen pottery, walks to school on autumn days,… Read More
Dear Lord, I wait for You, but I so often can’t see You. Are You hiding from me? Dear Lord, I cry to You, and so often seem to cry into the darkness With no response. Are You shutting Your ears to me? Yet, I wait upon You, and hope in You. Dear Lord, I… Read More