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Tuesday, December 10, 2019 — Places of Peace — shelter

Emmanuel who blessed a bumpy pregnancy on a census journey a grudgingly offered manger and rest stops on the way to Egypt, we pray for peace in the temporary homes your children find along the path. Some of them are … Continue reading

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Prayer for Whakaari/White Island

God, we are all tourists, going somewhere new, hoping to learn from other people, other landscapes. And so we pray for those who came to the Land of the Long White Cloud, to listen to tangata whenua, to honor haka, … Continue reading

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Monday, December 9, 2019 — Places of Peace — churches

Emmanuel, I give you thanks for all the churches where people find peace — as sunday school wonder, beauty of building in stained glass or hand-smooth pews, kindness in kitchen and prayer meeting, in Fair and choir and youth group … Continue reading

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Prayer after the Pensacola Shooting

O Holy One, comfort, O comfort, your people gathered together from many places — those who call you Emmanuel, Adonai, Allah. Speak tenderly to Pensacola and to parents and friends of those killed — Joshua Kaleb Watson, Mohammed Sameh Haitham, … Continue reading

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Prayer after the Pensacola Shooting

O Holy One, comfort, O comfort, your people gathered together from many places — those who call you Emmanuel, Adonai, Allah. Speak tenderly to Pensacola and to parents and friends of those killed — Joshua Kaleb Watson, Mohammed Sameh Haitham, … Continue reading

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Sunday, December 8, 2019 — Places of Peace

The second week of Advent is the week of peace and so I think of the places where I find peace and the places for which I pray peace. God, you choose real places to meet us. Our hopes and … Continue reading

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Saturday, December 7, 2019 — Stories of Hope — Your Favorite

Emmanuel, we give you thanks not only for the good tidings of Matthew and Luke but all the stories that have shared hope in written word and movie and song in the years that have passed — from early legends … Continue reading

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