PRAYING RESISTANCE

June 30, 2017

God of Hope, I give thanks for the officials from 25 states who have refused to comply or fully comply with the current administration's unwarranted request for a massive amount of voter information. Bless and protect them as they attempt to protect our democracy. Amen...

June 29, 2017

Holy God, bless every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, neighbor, teacher, babysitter, and friend who teaches children not to call names. Amen.

June 28, 2017

God of Mercy, bless U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith, who issued a stay of removal for over 1,400 people from Iraq who are the focus of a mass deportation effort. Many are Christians who would be forcibly returned to areas in which Christians are persecuted. All woul...

June 27, 2017

Faithful God, I pray for the six people who were arrested in Charleston, West Virginia on Monday for demonstrating at Senator Shelley Moore Capito's office, asking her to vote against the Senate's tax-cut/healthcare bill. Their names are Rev. Jim Lewis, Kayla Parker, J...

June 26, 2017

Enduring God, I pray tonight for the American Medical Association, the American Association of Retired Persons, the Catholic Health Association, and every other organization that is speaking out against the Senate's tax-cut-disguised-as-healthcare bill. Help us stand t...

June 26, 2017

A prayer request from a wise friend:

God of Mercy, may Justice Anthony Kennedy continue to live a full and vibrant life, and continue to serve God and country and the common good as a supreme court justice. Amen.

June 25, 2017

God of Wisdom, bless the constituents of Republican Senator Dean Heller, who have communicated to him that his political career might end quickly if he supports a tax cut for the wealthy that is paid for by taking money from Medicaid. Amen.

June 24, 2017

A friend requested that I pray for Robert Mueller, since it seems he has a large role to play in what happens next in the U.S. I have been hesitant to do so here, since I am praying for those who are resisting the current administration and the racism, sexism, and othe...

June 23, 2017

God of Strength, I pray for those who demonstrated outside Mitch McConnell's office to protest the Republican healthcare bill in the Senate. Many of those present use wheelchairs or breathing machines. The legislation would drastically reduce Medicaid, which provides c...

June 22, 2017

God of Abundant Life, I give thanks for Rida Hamida and Ben Vazquez, organizers of a campaign in California called Taco Trucks at Every Mosque. During the month of Ramadan, Latinos/as/x invite Muslims to a meal of delicious halal tacos at sunset, when those observing t...

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