PRAYING RESISTANCE

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 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 15, 2017

Steadfast God, thank you for the elders in the struggle. I am thinking particularly of a woman at church who told me in November that we would have to take to the streets. An activist throughout the sixties, she is deeply troubled that she no longer has the physical st...

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 29, 2017

I pray tonight for all the people who went to airports to protest DT's despicable action, for the taxi drivers who stopped picking up passengers at JFK, for the ACLU, for Judge Ann M. Donnelly, and for all those who participated in local actions to reject discriminatio...

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