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Prayer for Afghanistan after the Earthquake

God of so many names,All-Knowing, All-Compassionate,we are all Elijahs,knowing that you are never in the earthquake,storm or fire or flood or drought. Your sacred silence of love,sits with all of those who grievethe loss of family and friendsin Khost province,you … Continue reading

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Prayer for those evacuated

You are, O God, who you are,a Bush that can never be consumedby the Caldor Fire,can never be blown awayby Hurricane Ida,can never be crushedby the violence in Afghanistan. In our too-much-exodus days,we pray especially for allwho have fled their … Continue reading

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Prayer after the bombing in Kabul

All Compassionate, Light, Everlasting,Source of Peace,we pray for comfort in lossfor family and friendsof eighty-five people who diedat Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Word from the Beginning,Christ, Redeemer, Risen One,tenderly hold each onein a dimension we do not yet … Continue reading

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And Paul’s metaphors still speak to every Ephesus, even in 2021

(Ephesians 6: 13-18. And this is perhaps the translation I will actually preach.) Therefore put on the sunscreen of God,for there is no armor, money, last minute plan,to assure wealthy nationsthey will withstand the evil of global warming,but do everything … Continue reading

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Prayer for Afghanistan

God of many names, the Generous,the All-Merciful, the Source of Peace, we pray in thanks for Afghanistanland of pomegranates and grapes,birthplace of Rumi,and ‘I am the beggar of the world,’landays of contemporary Afghan women. We celebrate people –Tajik and Hazaras, … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Songs of Afghan Women

Across the world I hear the music rising,a protest in notes and hashtags and hope,as Afghan women claim,“I Am My Song”to overturn a ban on schoolgirls singing. I am old enoughto remember the Singing Revolutionthat freed the Baltic States,and my … Continue reading

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