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Prayer for Puerto Rico before Hurricane Irma

May they who wait upon the storm renew their strength. May they lifted up on wings of community above the winds, above the eye, above the floods. May they run to care for others, never too weary, and may they … Continue reading

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A nod to Matthew 12 – sign of Jonas

Our generation is as fond of forecasts as the scribes around Jesus were of signs. So these days we have Jonas, even in the nation’s capital – and we wait out this season’s roll of the dice in the belly … Continue reading

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Prayer for Moore, Oklahoma

Peace be still, was never as much meteorological miracle as the miracle of reminding us we are together in the boat. Peace be still for the woman hugging her kids in the bathtub under a mattress, Peace be still for … Continue reading

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Prayer after the typhoon for the Philippines

December 19, 2012 O come, O come, Emmanuel, come to typhoon-battered Mindanao, find your manger in the shelters where children live who daily go to the road to beg, and send your angels to sing above the broken coconut trees, … Continue reading

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95 days of Pentecost — prayer for Korea as it faces typhoons

Thoughts and prayers go to Korea — North and South — in the wake of Typhoon Bolaven and anticipating what additional damage may come from Typhoon Tembin. I have turned to an earlier book Gifts of Many Cultures — Worship … Continue reading

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Prayer for New Orleans

God who does not speak the language of whirlwind, earthquake or fire, and who names “laughter” a child born when none was forecast, never the destruction of children, call with your still small voice of hope and send the compassion … Continue reading

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