Category Archives: prayer

This world

A word of scripture whispered in my ear and would not let me go. Continue reading

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Timely: a psalm

Bend my time back to the moment
when You are ever present,
and let it be now. Continue reading

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Friday

In God’s gospel truth, the day comes when nothing is to be done, except to shiver below the lowering sky, crouch within the trembling earth, wind down the body into the new-hewn tomb * * * The birds are the … Continue reading

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Unfair

You do not reward us according to our loveableness, thank God, you are less fair, unlike our exacting, you err always on the side of mercy, balancing justice by melting down wood and iron, recasting the scales to create love’s … Continue reading

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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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