Tuesday Prayer

God who abides with us on this side of the clouds… There’s nothing as ordinary as a gray Tuesday in January. But I will take the plain. I will take the bland. Too many days are filled with pain- News of hatred Speeches and videos and walls which divide us from one another Health declining… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Divine Illustrator- You painted the scenery and called it good- And yet, we abhor it. The night soulless sky void of life and light smothers us As we await for the flickers of dawn to appear. The morning’s arrival greets us with a forlorn gaze And a stupor brought on by the cloud’s authoritarian tenure.… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Baptism Edition

It’s Baptism of the Lord Sunday in liturgical traditions, which means that some of us are incorporating a renewal of baptismal vows, some of us celebrating an actual baptism, some of us remembering baptism in another way, and some of us doing something different altogether. Whatever your plans for Sunday, welcome to the 11th Hour… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God of all spaces, all boundaries, all borders: We look upon the lands that are yours. Many of our ancestors inappropriately deemed the territories theirs, forgetting that you built this world yourself and purposefully neglecting that others lived on the land. They’ve captured creation, hoarded it for their own self-interest, and excluded or oppressed many… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God of All Grace, All Hope, All Love- As we enter this sparkling new year, may we shed the coats of regret left upon our souls from last year. May the lessons remain in our minds while the shame is left in the past. As a crisp, fresh year sits in front of us, we… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Yes, Mary Knew

It’s Magnificat Sunday! This week, we hear Elizabeth’s praise of Mary and her child, and Mary’s song of praise to God. How wonderful to have two female prophets in one worship service! As you speak about God’s call for them and their response, be sure to remember that your congregation includes worshippers who have struggled… Read More

Friday Festival

As Advent approaches, so do our focuses on certain themes for this liturgical season – specifically waiting for the birth of Christ to bring us a new light into our lives. Yet we rarely see waiting as a gift. As she participated in jury duty, Michelle at Quantum Theology states this: “There was a lot… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Holy Creator of Seasons- Advent’s loving arms filled with hope, peace, joy, and love wait at the end of this week. In these sacred bonus days between the celebration of gratitude and Advent’s commencement, allow your Holy Breath to fill our souls with the reviving energy they need. Remind us that hope cannot be found,… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Divine Cornucopia of Blessings, Sometimes it takes every effort to express my gratitude for all I have. The pain gets in the way. Worries plague my mind. The distractions of everyday life mar my view of your glow. In a week of thanksgiving holiness, Clear my obstructions in order to see your intentions for my… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Warm Spirit of Love- On this World Kindness Day, may your breezes bring forth the hope we need for a caring world. May the extreme chills of hate be driven away by balmy sentiments, acts of justice, and moments of mission. May we see that each of your children hold the Spark of the Divine… Read More