Tag Archives: Prayer

How the World Changes

As the horror of Friday night unfolded in Paris, I felt a profound sorrow, a quiver under my feet as the earth shook once again under such heinous violence.  I had flashbacks to 9/11 and to the terrifying moments of … Continue reading

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Turning from Violence toward Peace

Luke 23:32-38, Jn 20:16 Our hearts ache yet again in the wake of a violent tragedy. This time in Boston. In a cruel and wicked plot to evoke terror and fear, two brothers laid multiple pressure cooker style bombs around … Continue reading

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Praying in the Midst of Distractions

Luke 4:1-13 A couple of weeks ago I was working on the fresh translation of 1 Corinthians 13. I was deeply into the Greek, comparing other translations and trying to find my own way to capture the meaning I saw … Continue reading

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Be the Light: A Response to the Newtown, CT Massacre

Matthew 2:13-18 13 Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; … Continue reading

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Holy Week Prayers: Easter

Mark 16:1-8 Holy God who came to us in earthly night, you have revealed your true life in the fresh light of the dawn. Set us free from fear and grief, from sin and shame, that we may rise with … Continue reading

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Holy Week Prayers: Friday

Mark 15:21-39 O Lord, Jesus, as the many passed by your cross wagging their tongues and shaking their heads, they mocked you and belittled you with your own words. They put you down because you weren’t the messiah they were … Continue reading

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Holy Week Prayers: Thursday

Mark 15:1-20 God of peace, God of justice, I confess the violence of my heart. I see wrong doing and I want someone punished. I am hurt and I want others to hurt. The thrill of the crowd’s urging to … Continue reading

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Holy Week Prayers: Wednesday

Mark 14:53-72 O Lord Jesus, how often have I stood by silently while others mocked and derided you? How often have I let the judgments of others stand unchallenged, even when I knew the truth? How often have I preferred … Continue reading

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Holy Week Prayers- Tuesday

Mark 14:26-52 Never-failing God, how boldly I stand before you week after week; how brashly I proclaim faith and the meaning of faithfulness; how firmly do I believe in myself–and how little do I trust in you. At your hour … Continue reading

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Holy Week Prayers: Sunday

Mark 14:3-9 Compassionate and Merciful God, we confess that we are quick to judge in situations we don’t understand.  We confess that we do not see the big picture, but focus only on what is immediately in front of us. … Continue reading

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