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Prayer for the earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico

For those who grieve the deaths of six people, and all those whose homes are broken and lives changed, we pray. For those who felt the earth move more than a hundred miles away and who fear tsunami’s power, we … Continue reading

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Prayer after the earthquake in Turkey

God, who is never the causer of the earthquake the wind, the wildfire, but who is in them deeply, wholly in them all, our companion, walking across the shaking earth speaking from the epicenter with your sustaining longed-for silence, gathering … Continue reading

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Renewing our Baptism

In Puerto Rico, the old baptizer’s saints day is the greatest of celebrations. On Fiesta de San Juan Bautista, people gather at the beaches and at midnight the walk backward into the ocean and let themselves fall. This is my … Continue reading

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Prayer for Puerto Rico

God, for the beauty of Puerto Rico, for the whispers of taíno heritage, for dawn over water, for mountains and shores for the royal poinciana on the hills, the song of the coqui, the orchids and parrots, we give thanks. … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Albanian Earthquake

God who shakes our hearts to be compassionate, tenderly care for your children in Durres, Lezhe, Kurbin, Thumane and Tirana. Comfort those who mourn family and friends, Grant healing hands to those who care for so many injured, keen eyes … Continue reading

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Prayer for Southern California’s Earthquakes

God, the earth stirs and the lamps shake; the highway breaks and fires flare. The fans flee Dodger stadium and the elderly frail and those with heart disease are filled with dread. First responders go out wherever they are needed. … Continue reading

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Prayer after the Alaskan earthquakes

God, we pray for Anchorage, for broken buildings, chaos in homes, the disappearance of the Glenn Highway and an airport road, but mostly for the fear — the way hiding under a desk, falling downstairs, watching the terror of pets, … Continue reading

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We pray for Mexico this evening

God, send rescue to those who are trapped care for those who are injured, a friend to wipe the tears of the ones who mourn, or simply sit beside those who cannot contact some who are dear to them. The … Continue reading

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Aftershock – Two Poems

1) for Aotearoa / New Zealand God is not in the earthquake, and God is not in the landslides, rockfalls, terrible rains, aftershocks, tsunamis. God is in evacuators of Kaikoura, the people of courage in Christchurch – barely re-built from … Continue reading

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