Monthly Archives: April 2017

And Peter (guest post)

I posted yesterday about Peter’s denial of Jesus and Stephen Price offered the following comment: And you’ve reminded me of my job to tell the congregation. That the 1st resurrection that day was Jesus’, but the second was Peter’s. That … Continue reading

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Prayer before tenebrae

God, I found a bullet in the playground – not a casing, a bullet. Here we are – contemporary Gethsemane with swings and climbing structure, a child of God at risk, people who should care sound asleep. There are still … Continue reading

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Prayer for Illumination for Matthew 26: 69-75 (Peter’s denial)

God, remind me that it can be a most ordinary sound — the backbeat of a pop song from, you know, that time, or cicadas, or something that isn’t a sound at all — the scent of mother’s cologne, some … Continue reading

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Prayer before reading Matthew 26:6-13 (anointing)

God, I am praying also — daydreaming, sleeping, walking the dog in the sunset, reading some Facebook posts, talking with a friend on the telephone. Wasting the most costly substance of my time – time. And some people would suggest … Continue reading

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Prayer before reading Matthew 21: 12-13 (cleansing of the temple)

God, this is one of those scriptures where Jesus criticizes someone who isn’t me. Not. Help me read it as my church, even with the rock-bottom no-frills budget. Jesus is tossing the social justice ministry and the stewardship drive, the … Continue reading

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Prayer for Egypt, April 9, 2017

Hosanna, God, please save us. Blessed is the One who come in God’s name. Blessed today in Egypt are those who die in your name with palms in their hands, songs of children on their lips, a story of a … Continue reading

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Prayer for a pastor the day before Holy Week begins

God, could you send me to a scripture that does not need to be preached next week, something for me – maybe … Come unto me all you who visit shut-ins and are heavy laden with committees and I will … Continue reading

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