Tag Archives: Prayer

A Gathering Prayer On A First Spring Morning

In the northern hemisphere we will shift this week into spring — or rather we are approaching the equinox. Spring weather is quite another matter.  Here is a First Nations prayer from Canada to begin the season. Note from  R. … Continue reading

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Blessing for Jorge Mario Bergoglio

  God, make him an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let him sow love; where his church injured people, may he offer comfort and justice; where there is extravagance, may he teach the simplicity of his leaving … Continue reading

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Hymn for Spring and Prayer for Peace

Here are two resources from the southern hemisphere offered for the folks in the northern hemisphere because of the coinciding of spring and Lent. For those reading this in the southern hemisphere — thank you for holding on to them … Continue reading

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Lenten poem and prayer from South Africa

One of my favorite poets is Isobel deGruchy from South Africa. Following is a poem and a prayer for Lent. Her book reflecting on Julian of Norwich came out in December. Was it Easy for You, Jesus? We want to … Continue reading

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Words from China … about Love

Each of these short writings are slightly different. Love is a central theme, each in a different way. The writers wrote them in an English language learning class and communication in English was a challenge and a wonderful accomplishment. They … Continue reading

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Prayer for Lent from Hong Kong

This prayer is FROM Hong Kong, but it is FOR  all of us. These are the words of Bruce Van Voorhis of Kowloon Union Church, Hong Kong, and they are found in the book Gifts in Open Hands. Prayer of … 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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Prayer for the Boy Scouts (United States)

This is clearly a prayer for the United States, where the Boy Scouts have been more narrow in their membership, not permitting young women to be members as in the case in many parallel organizations from the same source around … Continue reading

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Transfiguration Liturgy from Aotearoa / New Zealand

As we plan for Transfiguration Day, these liturgical resources — Call to Worship, Prayer and Blessing by Elaine Bolitho from Aotearoa / New Zealand lift up our spirits before we turn to the journey of Lent. Transfiguration Sunday Let’s go … Continue reading

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Three Prayers from South Africa

This morning I share three poems from Isobel de Gruchy a wonderful poet and liturgist from South Africa. Morning Prayer As I open the door and step out into a new day, Father/Mother God, be there with me: To guide … Continue reading

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