Monthly Archives: October 2012

One of so many prayers from Hurricane Sandy

God, you speak from the siren of first responders and not the whirlwind. You climb poles high as crosses in the rain to string the line and do not surge salt into subway tunnels or ignite the Rockaways. Give to … Continue reading

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All Saints and All Souls — 1

As we turn our thoughts to All Saints and All Souls Day, I share a funeral blessing which may be used for anyone. It was written by Beverley Osborne of Aotearoa (New Zealand) that will be in included in the … Continue reading

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Improv on Psalm 150 — for all my musician friends

Psalm 150 Praise God in the sanctuary … OK. Let’s get real! Praise God with the choice of music – with music that challenges and the sweet familiar fall-back when all the tenors have flu, and the kind response to … Continue reading

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Prayers to Embrace the Holy Land — Home of the Tongues of Pentecost

These prayers were written in Great Britain for Christian Aid, a church relief and development organisation in the United Kingdom and formed part of a Lenten pilgrimage by Graham Sparkes and Anthea Cox. 1) Loving God We pray for children … Continue reading

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Journey-prayer from Australia

D. S.Allen, Boronia Church of Christ, Boronia, Australia, wrote a long and reflective prayer in Gifts in Open Hands about our life of faith as a journey … not some first century walk of disciples behind Jesus of Nazareth across … Continue reading

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Prayer for small things of autumn — the acorn, the vote

My mother, Elizabeth Snider, was a very quiet and simple woman, often over-shadowed by her dynamic and gregarious husband, Russell. Liz died last year on October 18. Her ninety-third birthday would have been October 21. She was born before women … Continue reading

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Seasons change, time passes, reflection from Chile

Elena Huegel from Chile shares this image of the changing of seasons. Perfect Time Water falls from the ledge, Cascading rhythm. Marking time, pacing life, Upstream, downstream. Flowing shower, rainbow maker. Sunshine splinters, renegade drops That glitter on leaves, flowers, … Continue reading

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