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Keep Our Hearts Steady; Our Minds Upon You

O God, we gather together mindful of your always presence The trees, the breeze, the sunshine, and even the passing cars remind us that all people are created in your image. We are here to re-member, to re-connect with you

Posted in Old Testament, Pastoral Prayer, Prayers, Psalm 119, Psalms

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 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

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

The Voice

Holy Voice, You are the voice that set creation into motion. Yours is the energy behind the sun, stars, and moon. You are worthy of our undivided attention. All praise is due for all that you have done for us.

Posted in 1 Samuel, 1 Samuel 3, 1 Samuel 3:11-4:1, Matthew, Matthew 4, Matthew 4:18-22, New Testament, Old Testament, Pastoral Prayer

In Your House

Forgiving One, We are here in your house, a building built to be used for your glory. We look around us and see, familiar faces. We look around us and see, empty pews. We yearn for the days of the

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Posted in Habakkuk, Habakkuk 1, Habakkuk 1:1-4, Habakkuk 2, Habakkuk 2:1-4, Luke, Luke 19, Luke 19:1-10, New Testament, Pastoral Prayer

Journey of Faith

Almighty God, the journey of faith is not easy. Our world groans and cries with the weight of injustice and oppression. Faith seems foolish, even insulting to express to others who have suffered so much. But faith is what gives us

Posted in Luke, Luke 17, Luke 17:11-19, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, Old Testament, Pastoral Prayer

Here I Am! Open Our Minds, Equip Us, & Move Us

Calling Spirit, In the quiet of this space, quiet our minds & hearts. In this moment, help us to be present with you. [TIME OF SILENCE] We confess that when you call, the noise of our televisions, of our friends,

Posted in 1 Samuel, 1 Samuel 3, 1 Samuel 3:2-11, Old Testament, Pastoral Prayer

Opening Our Hearts to Thanksgiving

Embedded Divinity, We feel you in our inner recesses, we see you in the eyes of our neighbor struggling through tough times. Your mighty power fuels the sun, as it rises, sets and warms the earth, your power fuels the

Posted in Old Testament, Pastoral Prayer, Psalm 40, Psalm 40:1-10, Psalms
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