PRAYING RESISTANCE

February 28, 2017

Creator God, I pray for people who do the math. I pray for the accountants, mathematicians, statisticians, and experts of all kinds who check the numbers to determine the likely effects of different political policies and budgetary decisions. And I pray for the non-exp...

February 27, 2017

Holy God, bless all the artists who tell the truth about the world and help us to imagine new and different worlds together. From the infinite stores of Your creativity, inspire those who use their talents in the service of compassion and kindness, justice and mercy. A...

February 26, 2017

Faithful God, please bless all the community organizers who are working to resist the current administration's harmful policies. Bless those who have been doing this for decades, and those who are new to this vocation.

Some of us are used to thinking there are grown ups...

February 25, 2017

God of Revelation, I pray for Marty Baron. I only know about this person through the work produced by the Boston Globe while he was editor (from the Spotlight team reporting on sexual abuse within the Catholic church, for instance) and, more recently, through the excel...

February 24, 2017

Loving God, I pray for every pastor, youth leader, Christian educator, and Sunday school teacher who is preaching and teaching about what faith looks like in our current political situation. Every one who is reflecting on the consistent biblical mandate to care for the...

February 23, 2017

Steadfast God, I pray for my friends and neighbors in Kentucky who keep showing up outside events where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is present. Although Senator McConnell was elected to represent the people of Kentucky, he refuses to have town hall meetings....

February 22, 2017

Holy God, I ask You to pour blessings upon Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi, and all the people who responded to their call to action. These two people acted quickly after a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis was desecrated, creating an online fundraiser to repair the dama...

February 21, 2017

Holy God, I give thanks for the 16 members of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who resigned over the injustices of the administration's current policies and rhetoric. I give thanks for Edward Price, who resigned from the CIA...

February 20, 2017

God of all creation, please bless the scientists who rallied today in Boston. Give them stamina not only to do the work of science, but to resist this administration's attacks on data, funding, and the very concept of facts. These people didn't sign up to be political...

February 19, 2017

God of knowledge and wisdom, I pray this night for reporters and journalists. Bless their efforts to know and understand our shared world, to communicate with accuracy and clarity, to provide the transparency upon which the premise of government by, for, and of the peo...

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