PRAYING RESISTANCE

July 31, 2017

Steadfast God, bless those who work for, are members of, or support the American Civil Liberties Union. Grant them success in their persistent efforts to protect the vulnerable and uphold the rule of law. Amen.

July 30, 2017

Holy God, I pray for every law enforcement organization and officer who has spoken out against the Occupant's endorsement of police brutality.
It is not enough to say the right thing. More is needed, including serious reform that addresses racial bias in policing.
Howe...

July 29, 2017

Holy God, I pray for those taking the Presbyterian Church (USA) ordination exams this week. After years of study, those seeking ordination take difficult and exhausting exams so that, if they pass, they can apply for scarce, demanding jobs that don't pay well. If succe...

July 28, 2017

God of Justice, the rule of law is threatened profoundly by the current occupant of the White House, who seeks loyalty and privilege rather than truth or the common good. Tonight I give thanks for Aeschylus, who wrote a trilogy of plays that are known as the Oresteia....

July 27, 2017

God of Presence, I pray for the doctors, nurses, staff, volunteers, and escorts at Planned Parenthood locations and women's health clinics. Many are being harassed and threatened. Set a hedge against all evil to protect them and their families. Help this country to mov...

July 21, 2017

Holy God, bless Ksenija Pavlovic, who resisted the administration's ongoing restrictions of the press by live-streaming the audio of a White House press briefing. Amen.

July 20, 2017

God of Compassion, I pray for the ArchCity Defenders, a civil rights law firm in St. Louis that fights abuses of legal systems, including keeping poor people in jail for being poor. There is a dangerous heat wave in Missouri and there are people being held in vermin-in...

July 19, 2017

Merciful God, I lift in prayer everyone who is struggling with health issues. May each and every person have excellent medical care. Amen.

July 18, 2017

God of Revelation, we don't know what heaven will be like, because we cannot fathom Your glory. Some days, though, I imagine it will be like this: Jane Austen has been writing novels since she died, and when I die I get to read them all. 

This is not my most intricate t...

July 17, 2017

Holy God, bless the senators who oppose the GOP proposed medicaid-cutting "healthcare" legislation. Thank you. Amen.

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