God of Abundance, bless everyone who feeds people. To offer food to one another is a fundamental and powerful way to affirm life, not death, and to foster community, not isolation. So tonight I am praying for every person who brings snacks or cooks dinner, makes kimchi or cans tomatoes, donates to a food bank or does all they can to get a meal for the kids. Everyone who is baking more than usual this season, taking potato salad to the potluck, or sharing French fries during l
God of Wisdom, bless the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. Among other things, they are investigating the reach of Russian-controlled accounts on Facebook during the election. Give them evidence and insight in efforts to protect democracy. Amen.
God of Strength, bless Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, and everyone else who helps give women and families access to safe contraception. May all of us who respect women's agency and well-being join Richards in actively resisting the regressive policies of the current administration. Amen.
Eternal God, I lift up the BLM protestors in St. Louis who continue to resist state-sanctioned violence against black and brown bodies. Bless them with Your palpable presence, with strength, with comfort, and with healing.
And God, bless the rest of us with better memories. Every day brings a new story into the center of public life. Some are vital, some are trivial. Either way they quickly fade from view as the cameras focus on the next story. Protect us from the "attentio
Holy God, bless Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Continue to guide her fierce sense of fairness and acute intelligence. Renew, strengthen, and expand her influence and power. Allow this coming season to be shaped by her wisdom. Amen.
Gracious God, I pray for pastors, rabbis, priests, imams, and other clergy who serve their communities with tender care. Daily they show forth mercy and witness to the constant presence of divine love. Amen.