PRAYING RESISTANCE

August 30, 2017

God of Refuge, bless U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia, who blocked the implementation of a law in Texas designed to punish sanctuary cities and increase deportations. Garcia hails from San Antonio.

As far as I can tell, the random guys with boats who showed up in Hous...

August 29, 2017

Merciful God, I pray for the attorney general of Illinois, Lisa Madigan, who filed a lawsuit to push for police reform in Chicago. The Justice Department investigated policing practices in Chicago and found a pattern of excessive force. Normally, this would lead to an...

August 28, 2017

Holy God, bless those who participated in the Ministers March for Justice in Washington, D.C. today. Leaders from different faith traditions were united in their call for civil rights and social justice. May their combined voices be heard and their call heeded. Amen.

August 27, 2017

Merciful God, protect the people of Texas. Save them from the rushing waters. Protect the pets and farm animals, the wildlife and the vegetation, the habitats and landscapes. 
Bless all Texans with a spirit of solidarity that they may come together in this crisis and c...

August 27, 2017

Holy God, I pray for the thousands of heroes today who helped those affected by hurricane Harvey. I give thanks for the acts of kindness, of neighbors helping neighbors, strangers lending hands, first responders working tirelessly, nurses and others looking out not onl...

August 26, 2017

God, we need to talk. Marilyn McCord Adams, who knew you better than anyone else I've ever met in my whole life, said the faithful thing to do was to be like the Psalmist and take my problems straight to the top. So here are a few things about which I am concerned:
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August 26, 2017

God of Justice and Love, I give thanks for the faithful witness of Catholic Worker communities. Grant them a palpable sense of Your abundant grace; sustain them with joy and delight. Amen.

August 24, 2017

Creator God, I lift up Daniel Kammen, formerly the State Department Science Envoy. Kammen resigned in protest of the Occupant's policies and rhetoric. The first letters of each paragraph in his resignation letter spell out "impeach."
Open doors of opportunity for Kamme...

August 23, 2017

Holy God, bless Colin Kaepernick in his powerful witness against racism in the United States. Bless those who join him, and bless those who stand in solidarity with him. Amen.

August 22, 2017

God of Grace, I lift up all the people who don't decide to be activists, they just can't help it. People who do not ponder how to intervene when Archibald makes a racist comment, because the words "racist nonsense" are already out of their mouths before Archie gets to...

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