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PRAYING RESISTANCE

January 22, 2018

Gracious God, I pray tonight for the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, which ruled that the congressional district map is an unconstitutional gerrymander that must be redrawn. May their ruling be a decisive step towards functioning democracy. Amen.

January 20, 2018

Fierce God, bless all who are participating in Women’s Marches this weekend. May we draw strength from our unity and wisdom from our multiplicity. Amen.

January 19, 2018

Holy God, I pray tonight for every person who manages a household budget, making serious decisions about priorities and values that affect the members of the household and the broader community. Every week, every month, every year, people of good will do all they can t...

January 17, 2018

Holy God, I lift up the Israeli organization Rabbis for Human Rights. The prime minister of Israel is planning the expulsion of asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan. Rabbis for Human Rights is overseeing the Anne Frank Sanctuary movement, in which people who honor the...

January 15, 2018

God of Truth, today we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for his leadership in the civil rights movement. 
Some people become leaders by offering easy answers, promising quick rewards, scapegoating outsiders, and telling reassuring lies. Rev. Dr. King did none of...

January 14, 2018

Gracious God, bless Senator Dianne Feinstein. In recent days she released transcripts of testimony shedding light on the Russia investigation, short circuiting deceptive attempts to undercut the inquiry. She also made a clear, strong statement condemning the Occupant’s...

January 12, 2018

Merciful God, I have a lot of prayers tonight. Earlier this week a man named Imamu Baraka saw a woman being left outside in 30 degree weather, wearing a hospital gown and socks, as she was discharged from a hospital in Baltimore. Baraka videotaped the event and attempt...

January 11, 2018

God of Creation, I give thanks for the Republican-controlled Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which rejected the current administration's plan to prop up coal-fired and nuclear power plants over other energy sources. 
I suspect I disagree with every person on this...

January 10, 2018

God of Grace, I lift up U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who ruled that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals legislation (DACA) must remain in place while legal challenges to the Occupant’s decision to rescind it are resolved. 
May we all be wary of decisions to ro...

January 9, 2018

God of Justice, bless the federal judges who ruled that the highly gerrymandered North Carolina congressional district map must be redrawn. Bless the lawyers and advocacy groups who filed the lawsuit. Bless the people of North Carolina who have stubbornly refused to ac...

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