Monthly Archives: December 2019

Prayer after the shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ

O Holy One, whose house should be a house of prayer and not a place of violence, tenderly gather those who grieve in Texas this day into your loving embrace. Hold in our remembrance those who died protecting others. Be … Continue reading

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For Epiphany, a psalm, a prayer, stained glass

Susan Pratt’s new window for St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Northwood, New Hampshire. Maria Mankin has written this weeks Living Psalm for UCC WorshipWays service. The Living Psalms series brings the weekly lectionary Psalm selections into a contemporary dialogue. … Continue reading

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Prayer after the stabbing in Monsey, New York

God, we pray for those injured seriously celebrating Hanukkah in their rabbi’s house, for those who have felt the desolation of hate crimes against Jews in these last weeks, and for all who fight for freedom, and receive oil enough … Continue reading

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Prayer after the car bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia

God, Counsellor, Prince of Peace, Allah, Ar Raheem, Al Wadud, we join in the terrible tears, the tears of Somalia, the tears of the capital and of those traveling to the south, the tears of mothers and fathers, the tears … Continue reading

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Guest Post Christmas Greetings from Roofs for the Roofless

Savrithri Devanesen was a contributor to Kathy Eddy and my 1995 book Gifts of Many Cultures. By that time, the work that she and her husband Chandran started in Chennai had already changed so many lives. Always she has sent … Continue reading

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Prayer after the Attacks in Burkina Faso

God, we pray for Burkina Faso where today sorrow has overcome the light. Hold in your tenderness those who are weeping for seven soldiers, thirty-five civilians, mostly women murdered at the well. Today Burkina Faso cancelled Christmas celebrations. Today all … Continue reading

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Jesus is a bottle baby

Psalm 56:8, You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your record? God, I know we’ve already checked off — Blue Christmas service for people who are sad, lonely, depressed, and … Continue reading

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