Monthly Archives: May 2019

Prayer for Virginia Beach

God of tenderness in the midst of the deepest violence, when we have only words of comfort to offer but can hardly find then scrambling, lost ourselves, in the chaos of facing gun tragedy again, give us voice — to … Continue reading

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In New Hampshire — the death penalty falls

“From the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire, let freedom ring.” Martin Luther King, Jr. From the hilltops and seacoast and lakes, from the busy streets of Manchester to Dixville Notch, first presidential vote in the nation … from New Hampshire … Continue reading

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Writings by Trish Harris from “Oh Light” publication of the Disability, Spirituality and Faith Network of Aotearoa New Zealand

The gathering and editing of gifted writer Anna Gilkison, “Oh Light — An Anthology of writings and reflections to enrich the spirit,” was one of the most wonderful gifts I received when I was in Aotearoa last … southern hemisphere … Continue reading

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Prayer in a time of tornadoes

In the last thirty days, O God, there have been thirty dawns, promising the possibilities of a day. and thirty twilights, longer and later and lighter in my hemisphere, singing me an overture to stars. There were also thirty noons, … Continue reading

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This is a Memorial Day story, God forgive us.

This is a story from From Larry Trent’s memories … It didn’t happen this year. Wait! I am pretty sure it did. Maybe it was a different name. Larry writes: I arrived back from Nogales on Monday afternoon only to … Continue reading

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Celebrating A Child Laughs — Prayers of Justice and Hope, now a worldwide e-book

Maria Mankin and I are celebrating our 2017, Pilgrim Press book which this week has become an e-book,(available in Kindle, Nook and Kobo versions) making the words of seventy-seven amazing writers from eleven countries more accessible and affordable, especially for … Continue reading

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Prayer for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

O God, be gracious for your children bleed. Heal them for their heads ache, they lie in fever, they shake with terror. How long, O God, and how many will die? For we have the vaccine, and the treatment can … Continue reading

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Praying in the storms

God, this weekend the storms follow tornado alley, my old home, with winds and sudden twisters, with hail that dents a trailer, makes a hole in a thin asphalt roof. I pray for the unsuspecting from Texas to southern Minnesota, … Continue reading

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THE OBLIGATION OF WALKING ON WATER, Guest Post by Pablo Alaguibe of Argentina

(with many thanks for the translation by Katie Fiegenbaum, and with most thanks to the amazing ongoing work of Red Crearte — the gracious source and gatherer and open table of liturgy from South America.) Yes. It can be that … Continue reading

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Ark-jacking, our new mortal sin

God looked out over the climate and called for humans to build a great ark so that the creatures, all creatures, would be saved from the danger to come. In our day we invent grandiose arks in hope to preserve … Continue reading

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