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...
Communal Prayers through Zoom

Communal Prayers through Zoom

  Creating space for prayer in community is critical to our faith formation. Lent is the perfect season to come together in prayer. When I think of community, I think of a place where you can come as you are, flaws and all. You develop a bond with one another....
For Lent: A Litany of Confessing

For Lent: A Litany of Confessing

We confess, O God, that the world is a mess of our own making. We have worshipped the idols of power and money at the expense of those you created in your own image. In so doing, we have suppressed the image of God. This way is not your way.   We confess, O God,...

Prayer and Meditation: Now I lay me down to sleep . . .

When I was a child, a good-night prayer was the last detail of the day. I’d lay down in bed and my mother would tuck me in and we would say THE prayer together. She would begin, “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep . . .”  I’m sure I’m...

The Magnificat: Canticle of the Turning

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my savior, for God has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done good things for me, and holy is his name.” Luke...