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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

Re-membering in Discordant Times

May we re-member in this discordant time that we are all One. Move us to act as One, humbly and resolutely calling out injustice. Give us the courage and passion to build a world in which all share in power

Posted in Elections, Prayer of the Day, Special Times

A Prayer After Paris

For the people of Paris, we pray but we also pray for the invisible peoples whose daily lives — in our own nation and across the globe — are enmeshed in violence. We confess that too often we turn a

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Posted in After a Tragedy, Pastoral Prayer, Special Times
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