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PRAYING RESISTANCE

April 30, 2017

Creator God, bless those who participated in the People's Climate March, protesting the current administration's denial of climate change and changes in environmental policies. 

Grant these marchers stamina for the struggle, insight into effective strategies, broad infl...

April 29, 2017

Loving God, I lift up Bishop Karen Oliveto, a faithful servant of the church, and those within the United Methodist Church who elected and consecrated her to that position. I lift up all LGBTQ members of the UMC, especially those ordained to ministry. 
Make Your gracio...

April 28, 2017

Loving God, I pray for the members of congress who support the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017, which would ban the harmful practices known as "conversion therapy," "reparative therapy," or "ex-gay therapy." 
May these legislators be blessed with communities w...

April 27, 2017

God of Mercy, bless William H. Orrick, the federal judge who ordered a temporary injunction against the current administration's efforts to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities. 
Bless those who protect the most vulnerable among us. 
Bless those who reject do...

April 24, 2017

Merciful God, bless the Christians from all over the country who lobbied congress today under the auspices of Ecumenical Advocacy Days. Help us continue to work together for the common good. May our efforts yield good fruit through Your power. Amen.

April 23, 2017

God of Hope, bless Amal Nassar, a Palestinian farmer. She and her family grow fruit and olives on their ancestral land near Bethlehem. As they have for over a hundred years.
When the occupying military forces come in the middle of the night and bulldoze olive trees, th...

April 22, 2017

God of Wonder, bless those who marched for science today. Around the world, in hundreds of cities, people gathered to affirm the importance of scientific inquiry and to protest the diminishment of science through budget cuts and propaganda.
We are surrounded by a world...

April 21, 2017

Merciful God, I spent today with people who are devoting their whole lives to justice by working for, with, and through various advocacy organizations. None of their titles sound impressive. None of them are making very much money. None of them have sturdy job security...

April 20, 2017

Redeeming God, bless the Republican officials who are joining Democrats in demanding the release of the current president's tax returns. Make them resolute in the quest for transparency and truth. Amen.

April 19, 2017

God of Justice, I give thanks for those who refuse to normalize sexism and racism. In terms of historical frequency, these discriminatory systems are the norm in the United States and many other places. Yet some brave souls declare that even though sexism and racism ar...

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