Tag Archives: Lent 2017

A prayer from a hymn– forgive me, Katherine Hankey

God, I do not love to tell some stories – Jesus calling some mama’s child – a dog, dissing Martha’s hospitality, applauding a dishonest steward, and certainly I don’t love the story of withering a fig tree because it was … Continue reading

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Prayer from Brazil as Lent comes to an End

So many thanks to Luiz Carlos Ramos that shares the deepest truth of what being created in the image of God truly means, and what being made a new creation can mean. Thanks to Paulo Gustavo França for the translation … Continue reading

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Prayer before a holy week scripture

The most popular hashtag any time on Instagram is #love and so this scripture must be trending because there isn’t any story so full of love and hurt and the willingness to be a ass on a borrowed donkey, wash … Continue reading

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Prayer before reading the Liturgy of the Passion

God, when the palms have been waved, a few industrious kids fashion them into crosses while more obstreperous ones turn them into swords, to the discomfiture of their parents as though swords and crosses were not kissing cousins. And we … Continue reading

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Prayer before reading Matthew 5:43-45 on the forty-ninth anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

God, I know what this meant for Jesus as he took the path to the cross and I know what this meant for Martin Luther King, Jr. before he was murdered in Memphis. I don’t know what it is going … Continue reading

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Lenten Season: Invitation to the Table and Words for Footwashing

I continue on Lenten Mondays sharing Lenten communion liturgies which have been shared with me.This is from June Goudey. The communion prayer comes from her book The Feast of Our Lives:Re-Imaging Redemption. Pilgrim Press 2002 In Lent you may wish … Continue reading

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Prayer for illumination for Palm Sunday (Matthew 21:1-15)

God, part of me hopes no one will notice two donkeys. It’s probably a textual problem – Jesus asking for the jenny and her colt and the story that he rode them both down the path of cloaks and waving … Continue reading

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