Monthly Archives: August 2017

Prayer for Spain

God, for those in Spain who mourn friends and family, we pray. For those who still in the hospital, struggling for life, we pray. For those bruised and hurting and those who are so marked by running and dodging the … Continue reading

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Laura Martin at University of Virginia Medical Center

Laura Martin is one of the writers in our new book A Child Laughs, Prayers of Justice and Hope. She is  Associate Pastor at Rock Spring Congregational Church in Arlington, Virginia and has written a powerful personal reflection about her … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Floods

God who walks across the water, reach out your hand to the people of Nepal, of India and of Bangladesh. Come to them in food packets and medical supplies, and clean drinking water. Come in helicopter and boat and elephant … Continue reading

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Apocalypse 2017, poem by Stephen Price

These are just the kinds of times that call forth the inspiration of apocalyptic writing. Stephen Price, frequent contributor here is channeling the essence of this form — not of prophesy but of description of the times. Try reading it … Continue reading

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Refection on Matthew 15: 21-28

She is not the downward facing dog, and he is not at his godliest, and yet a child is healed. And, if you’ve ever let your ignorance show, like toilet paper stuck to a shoe, your first reaction flash like … Continue reading

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Charlottesville

Yesterday hate showed itself in Emancipation Park, and all the world was weeping. Today we will find so many places to light our candles and remind ourselves of how much love and change each one of us must bring to … Continue reading

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War Games, a poem by Carol Hallman

Shall we play a game? How about Anyone for global thermonuclear war? I have nukes Can arm missiles Mine are bigger Badder stronger Face my fire and fury If you dare Wouldn’t you prefer a nice game of chess? How … Continue reading

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