Tuesday Prayer – Inhaling Peace

Spirit of Sabbath- I start a new season with deep breath of peace. In my exhale, I’m releasing the complicated air of tension. Each inhale inflates my lungs with hope, and every exhale releases the pressures of this day. Gratitude fills my lungs with joy. Worry leaves my inner being as air rushes from my… Read More

Tuesday Prayer – A Balm of Peace

Spirit of Healing- As stress can elevate our emotions, our bodies take the brunt of life’s intense moments. Our stomachs ache. Our heads throb. Our hearts race. And as we say to ourselves “deep breaths” to calm whatever stress plagues us, our minds can’t get out of the way. Thoughts swirl causing all the physiological… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Divine Source of Peace- When worries plague my mind, my thoughts race like a car on a speedway. Tomorrow’s concerns rattle in my head, and the present moment seems farther away than future fears. Sleep is either extremely plentiful or scarce. I’m jittery until I can find out how my problems will be solved… and… Read More

Tuesday Prayer – For All the Souls

Holy Spirit, Divine Connector of All- As our hearts continue to remember the saints long after yesterday, they ache as they wish for one more day with their loved one. Many souls are wandering around our world in deep grief, hoping one day to embrace the comfort that only comes from you. Many souls feel… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Whoever You Are

Preachers, how are you bringing the Word to your congregations this week? So many of the readings reflect questions of identity. In the Narrative Lectionary, God says, “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14). The Revised Common Lectionary names Job, Christ’s brothers and sisters, as well as women and children – the “least of these.”… Read More

Tuesday Prayer – A Prayer for Spiritual Debris

God of Peace, The air around us is full of debris: words of hatred, rugged individualism, overwhelming grief. The wind swirls around us, irritating our souls. Our spirits our tired, Holy One. Our hearts are torn by emotional pollution. When can we rest from humanity’s contamination by malice? May your Spirit cleans the animosity-air surrounding… Read More

Tuesday Prayer – A Prayer for Anxiety in Times of Hate

God of the Racing Minds and the Calm Hearts- Divine Wonder, how is it that that anxiety continues to overtake us? How is it that so many of us all over this planet are fixated on our own concerns, drowning in their our privileges, forgetting our connection to many others? As my mind jumps from… Read More

RCL – Proper 20, Year B – Resist

As I studied up on the readings for Sunday one common theme emerged: Resist. The resist I speak of is a resistance to the stuff we are told will make us feel better if only we can accumulate enough of it. A resistance to running after power, status and ambition; resistance to serving only ourselves.… Read More