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Prayer for Ukraine from Lamentations 3: 49-50

My eyes will flow without ceasing, without respite, until God from heaven looks down and sees. God, see my prayer ­in the sky ­the Ukraine flag over the Atlantic Ocean,photographed by a friend, as you watch the prayers ­in the … Continue reading

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Abrahamic Interfaith Peace Vigil for Ukraine at Peace Cathedral Tbilisi, Georgia (Republic of Georgia) Report

My friend Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili sends this report of the Interfaith Peace Vigil in Georgia Dear Friends, Last Sunday the Peace Cathedral hosted an interfaith vigil in support of peace in Ukraine. Roman Catholic, Chaldean, Lutheran, Armenian Apostolic, Baptist bishops  … Continue reading

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Prayer for places of hospitality

God of open arms, sheltering wings,who wakes to every knocking on the door,we give thanks for the welcometo three and a half millionrefugees from Ukraine, in Poland, Romania, Hungary,and small Moldova, whereone in every twenty-fivepeople living nowhas fled from the … Continue reading

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We grieve the storytellers

There is an old passagefrom the biblical book of Numbersabout Moses putting a bronze serpenton a pole because so many peoplehad been bitten,and when they looked at it,a healing began. I am grateful for journalists,who go in places of dangerto … Continue reading

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Volodymyr Zelensky’s Gift

Volodymyr Zelensky gives us a gift,not just his staying the coursein the midst of the violence of invasion,willing to negotiate,willing to stand firm,willing to remain in greatest dangerwhen so many other leaderswould seek personal safety. Those are waking up each … Continue reading

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Gratitude for Women of Ukraine for International Women’s Day

For Olga of Kyiv born in 920, peacemaker, ambassador, princess,and Hürrem Sultan, also called Roksolana,daughter of an Orthodox priestand wife of a sultan, who restrained Ottoman aggression, We are grateful. For Nataliya Polonska-Vasylenko, historian,archeologist, academician,Olena Teliha, poet, activist, executed by … Continue reading

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Guest post from Carol Hallman, prayer for Ukraine, prayer for the beginning of Lent

Prayer for Ukraine God of PeaceWe open our heartsAnd our spiritsTo your presenceHere God of PeaceWe gather tonightTo lift up the childrenWho are in the pathsOf tanks and mortar fireAnd bombs God of PeaceWe gather tonightTo lift up the mothersAnd … Continue reading

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Prayer for Ukraine (Україна)

“There are ‘no minor incursions and small nations.’”President Volodymyr Zelensky God, of the sparrow falling,the existence of beauty in a field lily,the bread-potential of leavensheltering branches which comefrom the mustardseed,a pearl of great price or single cup of water, and … Continue reading

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Prayer for Ukraine

God, may the words of all the mouthsspeaking this week on the fragilesafety of the Ukraineease the fearful meditationsof so many hearts,with Russian troops massedalong the border andlive-fire exercisesleading to new terror. Rounds of diplomatic talksand threats of sanctions are … Continue reading

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What “that” verse really means this morning

Sometimes it is not theologically profound, preferential, universal or vague. Sometimes it is not anything like a T-shirt, a key-ring, or a bumper sticker. Sometimes it refuses to be twisted into some kind of condition for membership. It is just … Continue reading

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