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For New York

God of falling leaves and pumpkins children carve, you know our falling, too, the suddenness of of a broken autumn afternoon, on Manhattan streets. Some people were walking and some riding bicycles and some were on their school bus going … Continue reading

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Prayer for Mogadishu

God, today I weep for the slain of Mogadishu – for young and old, for days not lived, gifts not given, but those who love and know each of their names are changed not for a day, but years, even … Continue reading

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Prayer for Spain

God, for those in Spain who mourn friends and family, we pray. For those who still in the hospital, struggling for life, we pray. For those bruised and hurting and those who are so marked by running and dodging the … Continue reading

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For Finsbury Park

An old story When my children were small they read a book, “cars and trucks and things …” and they loved it – do you remember? Now the story is, car and trucks and things that kill, and instead of … Continue reading

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For London, June 4, 2017

On London Bridge there is falling down, falling down; in Borough Market falling down of lives and limbs and grieving. But God has promised, that no sparrow, no person, no courage will fall to the ground unknown, unloved, even unsung … Continue reading

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Reflection on Job for Manchester

My harp is turned to mourning, and my flute to the voice of those who weep. Job 30:31 Our concert is turned to sadness and the young woman, whose voice ranged four octaves, who worked against bullying, who sang “dangerous … Continue reading

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Prayer for Quebec

For those who mourn in Quebec we pray, for the right to pray and the right to pray in safety we pray … and we work and march and stand in vigil. For the great weeping across Canada we pray … Continue reading

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