PRAYING RESISTANCE

February 26, 2017

Faithful God, please bless all the community organizers who are working to resist the current administration's harmful policies. Bless those who have been doing this for decades, and those who are new to this vocation.

Some of us are used to thinking there are grown ups...

February 16, 2017

Dear God, please bless all those whose resistance cannot be publicized. I have known many wonderful administrative assistants and secretaries in my life. They know how things get done. I have been thinking since November that there are women and men behind desks who wi...

February 10, 2017

Holy God, tonight I want to pray for the judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. I ask you--God of justice, mercy, and gratuitous love--to bless these persons, in that mysterious way that you do, providing what is needed even before the lack...

February 8, 2017

I pray God's peace upon John Bercow, the speaker of the House of Commons, who has stated that someone who embraces racism and sexism should not be invited to address parliament. I don't know anything about this man except this: he is refusing to acquiesce. He is resist...

February 4, 2017

I thank God for humor tonight, and pray God's blessing on every comedian and satirist who is resisting with wit and laughter. Like parents passing out snacks and juice to exhausted children, they give us a bit of sustenance and cajole us back onto the field of play.

Whe...

January 31, 2017

I pray for courage and protection for all of those who resist. Tonight, that includes the thousands of people who rallied in Louisville. I pray guidance and resilience for the young ones who carried signs saying "Dumbledore's Army." I pray strength for the elders using...

January 30, 2017

Throughout the day I pray for those in need of protection, healing, justice, and strength. In the evening, I focus on what I am thankful for, and I lift up those people and communities who work for justice and resist hate.

Tonight I am in awe of the continuing protests...

January 28, 2017

I pray strength and inspiration for every writer who is shaping words to resist hate and cultivate compassion, in tweets, FB posts, essays, op-eds, newsletters, blog posts, books, and every other format and genre. I pray for the preachers who are writing sermons that e...

January 25, 2017

Every day I will pray for those who resist. Today, I pray blessing and protection for the badass people at the Badlands.

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