Monthly Archives: September 2016

Morning and Evening Prayer

Katherine Burgess writes this of herself as a brief bio for a book in which her work is included, A Child Laughs — Prayers of Hope and Justice, ed by Maria Mankin and Maren Tirabassi, forthcoming from Pilgrim Press. “I … Continue reading

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On looking back at a summer of drought from the beginning of autumn

At twilight the great Cheshire smile of September moon hangs in deep blue western sky, or maybe you see a sharp sickle poised above harvest and fleeing geese, a curl of pine wood whittled, a sail taut against the wind, … Continue reading

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Prayers for the Body

Last week I was the person to share morning and evening prayers for the wonderful online faith community “Casa — an Experiment in Doing Church.” I encourage you to visit it on Facebook. I wrote my morning prayers about the … Continue reading

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Reflection on Jeremiah 32, for the United States

Jeremiah 32: 1-3a, 6-15 God, give us the courage of a Jeremiah to believe in houses of hope fields of community policing and the vineyards full of the communion that is black lives matter. Give us the courage of Jeremiah … Continue reading

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Prayer for Travellers from Aotearoa

Rosalie Sugrue of Aotearoa / New Zealand writes this prayer for travelers, and it is a prayer for those who are heading out to drive or fly or walk or roll or those whose journey is far more interior. God, … Continue reading

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A new canticle

God, bless the ‘possum, who wandered into my garden with the neighbor’s rat trap on her paw. She looks tired – it isn’t her time of day, and I think she is hurting. The animal control people scoop her up, … Continue reading

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Loving you, Jesus — prayer from Argentina

Difficult scriptures. Preachers avoid them. Leaders of cult groups use them to manipulate people into controlled living situations. Most of us read through them as quickly as possible. Not Gerardo Oberman, who takes what is arguably a very difficult text … Continue reading

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