PRAYING RESISTANCE

November 30, 2017

God of Solidarity, I give thanks tonight for the lay readers (neither academics nor clergy) from Kentucky who selected James Cone’s The Cross and the Lynching Tree to receive the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. 
Amen.

November 29, 2017

Holy God, I pray for every Muslim person who read, heard, or watched the news and somehow managed to get through the day continuing to practice a loving faith in the face of hatred. Amen.

November 28, 2017

Well, God, another day of crazy here. The “tax reform” plan moving forward would help the rich and hurt the poor, the demise of net neutrality would further hinder democracy, nuclear war looks alarmingly plausible (but at least they fired the expert diplomats!), member...

November 27, 2017

Holy God, bless Senator Elizabeth Warren for fighting the current administration’s reverse Robin Hood policies and proposals that take money from the poor and give money to the rich. She is clearly driving the Occupant even further round the bend.

I also pray tonight fo...

November 26, 2017

Holy God, tonight I pray for those who daily slog through the profoundly unsexy work of being responsible citizens. Those who read and listen, weigh arguments and evidence, vote and volunteer. If the United States finds its footing again, it will be due to their effort...

November 25, 2017

God of Justice, I pray for those who work to secure and protect voting rights. Grant them victory over every attempt at suppression. Amen.

November 24, 2017

Triune God, I lift up tonight everyone who sees the importance of community, the reality of interdependence, and the harm that can be done by illusions of rugged individualism. Amen.

November 23, 2017

Steadfast God, bless those who are working to protect net neutrality. Amen.

November 22, 2017

Holy God, bless the proprietors of Rocklands Farm in Maryland. An event was booked at their venue through a third party. When the event turned out to be a gathering of white nationalists, the people of Rocklands Farm asked them to leave and returned their money.
May we...

November 21, 2017

God of Jesus Christ, I lift up the organizers, authors, and signers of the Boston Declaration. May all Christians who believe that following Jesus means working for justice speak clearly this day. Amen.

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