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In a Time of Pandemic & Insurrection

In this scary time of pandemic and insurrection, focus us on what we can do. When our neighbors are in need but we are unable to solve their problems, focus us on prayer, on love, and on doing what we

Posted in Prayers

A Prayer When the Capitol is Stormed

God of Justice & Love, The images! The events! We are frightened! We are disturbed!How can this be happening here, O Lord? We believed we were better than this.We have degenerated from polarization to uncivil acts.How, O Lord, can this be

Posted in Prayers

Before a Contentious Election

God of all peoples, We are filled with anxiety at the uncertainty. The shock and pain of the past inform our now. We yearn for peace, joy, hope, and compassion while worrying that power, greed, and disregard will carry the

Posted in Elections, Prayers

Groundedness & Restlessness

Oh Greatness Abundant! We gather together, one part of the whole people of earth.We claim you as ours, yet it is we who are yours. We are your beloved among beloved. Whatever our nationality, our skin tone, or orientation, or

Posted in opening prayer, Prayer of the Day, Prayers

Morning Prayer

Creator of the mountains, the rivers, and the rolling hills, You reached down to the dust and molded us in your image. You breathed your divine breath into us. You made us to be in relationship with one another and

Posted in Pastoral Prayer, Prayers

Releasing the Noise; Hoping Fully

Creating, Relating, Loving One:  We come to this moment filled inside with the clutter of our week, the pressing-in of our worries, the excitement of our joys, and the loud thoughts of elsewhere. [SILENCE] As we feel the chair beneath

Posted in Pastoral Prayer, Prayer of the Day, Prayers

Prayer Before a Congregational Meeting About Money

O Creating One, You took the chaos,forming the waters, land, and sky. You took the earth, held her in your hands,and populated it with animals of the sea, sky, and land. You created your people to love you,and one another

Posted in Church Meetings, opening prayer, Prayers

Prayer for a Rough Week

Embracing Spirit, it’s been a rough week more shootings political discord polarization our hopes dashed and the death of loved ones it’s also been a hopeful week relationships & connections kindnesses shown & commitments to the stranger and the birth

Posted in Pastoral Prayer, Prayers, Uncategorized

The Continuously Creating Love

Creating One, in all your magnificence you are changing and adapting in relationship with us and all of creation. We see this in your great rivers which change courses in response to cliffs. We see this in the chameleon’s adaptive

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A Prayer for the Snowbound

When the troubles come, and we struggle just to connect… When we yearn for movement, and we are snowed in so deep… When the simple, has become a chore… We rightly cry out to you, “Enough! Stop it! Why me?”

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Posted in for homebound, Homebound, Prayers, Uncategorized
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