A Prayer Practice for the Stuff of Holy Week

A Prayer Practice for the Stuff of Holy Week

  Meet us this week, Lord, in the stuff of Holy Week. Help us notice the symbols that tell of your love. They are all around us—gift after gift from you.   Meet us in green leaves waving and in stones by the road. Remind us to lift our voices in hosannas as...

Interactive Prayer Stations for Lent

Prayer stations offer a practical idea for the Lenten season, with a focus on raising awareness of a number of social justice issues and hospitality. These themes and messages accompany us on a Lenten journey. The original “Interactive Prayer Stations on Lent &...

Poetry of a Lenten Journey

  by Rev. Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls Isaiah 43:14-21 Using words that resound with hope in the face of suffering and uncertainty, Isaiah 43 is one of this year’s lectionary texts for Lent. Reading this poetry with an eye to its themes and poetic beauty can...

Joy Comes in the Morning

By James Monroe Potts I knew it would happen. It happens every year. I can see and feel it coming like a storm rushing toward me. And every year, it’s as if I am transported back to that time when it all began. During my second year of seminary, I was doing my field...

This Period of Waiting

by Natarsha Sanders Advent is not the most wonderful time of the year. At least not for everyone.There are songs to sing, plays to rehearse, goodies to bake, halls to deck, lessons to plan, candles to light, gifts to wrap, emotions to manage, weight to watch. Travel....
For You I Wait: Lament in Advent

For You I Wait: Lament in Advent

by David Gambrell The voice of lament resounds throughout the witness of Scripture. The five books of Moses, or Torah (Genesis–Deuteronomy), center on the cry of God’s people for deliverance from captivity: “The Israelites groaned under their slavery and cried out....