God of Wisdom, bless the members of the Monday night book club at Providence Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC. I give thanks for their curiosity and their commitment to faithful, prayerful social and political engagement. Amen.
God of Justice, bless those involved with PICO, a community organizing network that does the steady, thoughtful work of transformative activism. Continue to inspire and guide them. Grant them support and resources. Afford them victories. Amen.
God of Solidarity, bless the hundreds of immigrant-rights activists who participated in nationwide demonstrations yesterday supporting DREAM Act legislation. More than 200 activists were arrested in D.C.
I give thanks for their witness. I lift up their example. I ask for divine assistance in the ongoing struggle for justice. Amen.
God of Jacob, I am wrestling tonight. Are we not limping enough already?
For those who are willing to wrestle with complicated texts, complex histories, current events, and faithful commitment, I pray. Concretely, this means I am praying for every religious leader—of any tradition—who is condemning the Occupant’s rash and even hateful declaration regarding Jerusalem.
Please, God: bless us. Amen.
Steadfast God, I pray for Matthew Dunlap, Maine’s Secretary of State and a member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Wary that this commission was put in place to add an appearance of credibility to the Occupant’s false claims that millions of illegal votes were cast, Dunlap accepted the position out of commitment to the election process. However, the work of the committee is being done by only certain members, while others are kept in the dark. Du
God of Mercy, I pray tonight for the many faith organizations that have been resisting the Senate tax proposal. In a joint letter, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Sikh faith leaders renounced the proposed legislation as unjust and immoral.
Renew our energy, restore our strength, and strengthen our bonds of solidarity as we continue to work together for the common good. Amen.