Monthly Archives: August 2012

95 days of Pentecost — prayer for Korea as it faces typhoons

Thoughts and prayers go to Korea — North and South — in the wake of Typhoon Bolaven and anticipating what additional damage may come from Typhoon Tembin. I have turned to an earlier book Gifts of Many Cultures — Worship … Continue reading

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Prayer for New Orleans

God who does not speak the language of whirlwind, earthquake or fire, and who names “laughter” a child born when none was forecast, never the destruction of children, call with your still small voice of hope and send the compassion … Continue reading

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August 27, 2012 … 92 days since Pentecost and we are still listening to voices!

Barbara Van Ausdall is a gifted poet, musician and songwriter. A number of her resources are in the book Gifts in Open Hands including the song “Minga” which she wrote in Ecuador with its music based on the word minga … Continue reading

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Collect for a Summer Still Life — Josephine and Koi

Just a small prayer for these late summer days in the Northern Hemisphere. God who wakes goldfish from pond mud and settles on her usual bench the ninety-eight year old woman without teeth who feeds them a hot dog bun, … Continue reading

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August 23 — 88 days since Pentecost — Agape Meal

From England comes a liturgy for an Agape Meal … a meal for the community of love and justice. Graham Sparkes and Anthea Sully have shaped this feast in which the participants eat fruit and drink water. Clearly there could … Continue reading

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August 20, 2012 — 85 Days! since Pentecost! Housewarmings

┬áPeople move. When faith communities have the opportunity to bless a new home with prayer and food and welcome is it an occasion often remembered for years by young and older. Two resources follow. The first is a house blessing … Continue reading

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Improv on Exodus 3

So often I add a piece of my own to this blog on one of the “off-days” … not-Mondays, not-Thursdays, in response to the breaking news, the news we cannot let break us. This morning, it’s scripture — “olds,” not … Continue reading

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