Category Archives: prayer

A prayer for the end of the world

Make all things new; but do not rush forward to your new creation. Do not leave us alone at the end of the world. Continue reading

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Praying with icons

I light a candle. I find it hard to meet your painted eyes. I say, “I’m sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry.” Looking down from your cross, unfocused, you say, “I forgive you.” But, “You have to say that; you’re Jesus,” I … Continue reading

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Standing on the side of love

A word before worship this morning. Welcome to the Church of the Epiphany. I am glad you are here. We come together for one reason, one purpose: to worship God. To give thanks for our creation, redemption, preservation, and all … Continue reading

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But deliver us from evil

On our last night there, a storm rolled in. Rolled, as in went through the motions of a steamroller. Continue reading

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Spirit and flesh

Such contortions of the flesh, bearing down in humility before the Spirit, pregnant with the weight of glory, groaning as a child sighs in the dark, sideways, furled in on itself, dreaming the impossible

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Fishing

Poised on the deck, line in hand, she casts her bread upon the waters and waits. Under the bridge, birds echo and argue. The river runs fast, but time has slowed down, still water running deep. I match my morning … Continue reading

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A prayer for the next day

This was published July 5th on the Episcopal Cafe. The previous day, I had visited with my new friends: a refugee family from the Congo living in Cleveland. “There will be fireworks,” I told them. “Oh no!” The parents exchanged … Continue reading

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