December 31, 2017

God of Hope, I ask blessing on those who are tending life. New moms and dads. Grown children caring for aging parents. Partners and neighbors supporting loved ones who are injured or ill. 
Tending life is an act of hope and an affirmation of the surpassing value of kin...

December 30, 2017

God of Rainbows, I pray for the neighbors next door to Mike Pence’s vacation home in Colorado, who put up a sign at the end of the drive reading “Make America Gay Again.” Continue to bless them with humor and love. Amen.

December 29, 2017

God of Peace, I pray for the 63 Israeli teenagers who refuse to be drafted into the Israeli army. In a letter to the Prime Minister and other government officials, the teens stated they would not be part of the occupation and oppression of Palestinians. They are willin...

December 28, 2017

God of Lament, tonight I pray for Erica Garner, who worked to end police brutality after her father, Eric Garner, was choked to death by a cop in 2014. Erica Garner is in a coma and has been declared brain dead after suffering a heart attack. 
She is 27 years old. She...

December 24, 2017

God of Hope, I pray for all who seek, protect, mind, await, and become the Light. Amen.

December 22, 2017

Holy God, I give thanks for the United Nations General Assembly, which voted overwhelmingly to demand that the United States rescind the Occupant’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. I pray for global leaders who resist reckless political power p...

December 20, 2017

God of Mercy, I pray tonight for the Gifford Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her astronaut husband Captain Mark Kelly, this organization is currently suing the administration for refusing to divulge evidence of...

December 19, 2017

Dear God, I ask Your blessings on those left-of-center who are not beguiled by purity politics. Those who recognize that a great variety of strategies might be needed to change our world for the better. Those who are more committed to the common good than to their own...

December 17, 2017

God of Jubilation, on this third Sunday of Advent, also called Gaudete Sunday, many Christians mark the importance of joy. To share joy with others is a reflection of heavenly communion. The Bible says that perfect love casts out fear. I suspect that perfect joy casts...

December 14, 2017

Righteous God, bless the editorial board of USA Today. Yesterday’s article on the Occupant was an act of resistance to the normalization of sexism, racism, and deceitfulness. Amen.

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