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Prayer for Kagara

God, ashes cross our heartsfor those abducted last nightin the invasionof the Science Secondary Schoolin Kagara, Nigeria. For those who are kidnapped, we pray.For their parents, we pray.For the family and friends,of the one killed, we pray.For students in other … Continue reading

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Ashen Whites Only, Guest Post by Mark Saline

Mark Saline of Culleoka, Tennessee, writes this repentance and frames it with two other photographs, not in public domain but let me tell you about them. One is of robe and hooded Ku Klux Klan members setting a cross alight. … Continue reading

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Words for the blessing with ashes in virtual worship

(This is the year most opposite from going out into the street with ashes. This is not a full service but a suggestion for a church on Zoom or live-streaming a service for simple words that a person might need … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Psalm Resource for Creation Justice

The Justice Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ has a Lenten resource called Journey into Hope, and has invited writers of their Worship Ways weekly resources to create companion materials. I curate the Living Psalms section which offers … Continue reading

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Prayers for a Journey for Lent

How do I pray about journey — not the vaguest of metaphors but real travel – which then can speak a parable to spiritual life and justice choice. What is “packing”? What is “overweight baggage” and what do I need … Continue reading

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Pastor on Ash Wednesday

I hold a bowl of burnt stems from last years’ palms bulked up by newspaper, because news is so often ashworthy. I say, “you are forgiven.” I don’t have much personal experience with mortality, except for the crying – but … Continue reading

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Improv on 1 Corinthians 13 for Ash Wednesday on Valentine’s Day

If I speak in tongues of justice or spirituality, but do not have ashes, I am a self-congratulating vigil, a Sunday service inspired by itself. If I have social media outreach, a labyrinth in the church garden, Bible study in … Continue reading

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Transfiguration prayer and Ash Wednesday liturgy … Valentine’s Day, really?

I was on a long airplane ride yesterday and started writing liturgy — some of which I will use and some of which …. nope, I probably won’t. It’s been a while since I offered some of my own liturgy. … Continue reading

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Prayer for a Gathering, perhaps for Ash Wednesday

Leslie Coates of Kansas, a wonderful friend, actor, liturgist, shares this prayer. I am sure that this will be one to touch folks in my community of faith on Ash Wednesday, and perhaps in yours. You may be interested in … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Prayer from Argentina

This prayer for Ash Wednesday is the United Congregation de Buen Pastor in Argentina. The translation is by Katie Fiegenbaum. Señor, un día cayó agua sobre esta frente, que hoy lleva el sello de la ceniza… Era el agua del … Continue reading

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