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PRAYING RESISTANCE

February 27, 2017

Holy God, bless all the artists who tell the truth about the world and help us to imagine new and different worlds together. From the infinite stores of Your creativity, inspire those who use their talents in the service of compassion and kindness, justice and mercy. A...

February 20, 2017

God of all creation, please bless the scientists who rallied today in Boston. Give them stamina not only to do the work of science, but to resist this administration's attacks on data, funding, and the very concept of facts. These people didn't sign up to be political...

February 17, 2017

Dear God, please bless the writing teachers. They know the world does not need another batch of five page essays on Moby Dick. But they believe that learning how to construct a thesis statement, and a paragraph, and to connect subject with verb in a sentence, will help...

February 14, 2017

Dear God, please bless the coders working in Berkeley and some twenty other places around the country to preserve all the intricate scientific data that is now vulnerable to government erasure. They are "tagging and bagging" complex information that could help us preve...

February 6, 2017

Holy God, I am bewildered. I keep blinking at the screens that show large companies declaring their support for immigrants, refugees, and the value of inclusivity. I am unaccustomed to the idea that multinational brands could take moral leadership. Questions come: yes,...

February 5, 2017

I pray for all the lawyers who are working on behalf of vulnerable populations. The legal system in the US is terribly flawed, but it also marks our aspirations for justice and equity. Many lawyers enter the field to uphold these values and spend their days pursuing th...

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