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A Prayer for Holy Week

The days say to us: Enter.

Come experience.

Come live.

Come savor.

 

These days are ours to know.

Ours to enter.

Ours to walk.

Ours to pray.

Ours to love.

 

This Holy Week calls each of us.

 

For 40 days we’ve waited and watched. We’ve turned to the darkness. We’ve let the darkness teach us. We’ve trusted that the light is present even as we doubt.

 

For 40 days we’ve met in worship. To hear the stories of God’s people. To sing the songs of old. To pray for the world. […]

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The Prayers of the People

This sleeping, this fidgeting, this tuning in and out of worship, this longing, this loving, this holding, this noticing, it’s all worship. It’s all prayer.

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Daring to Pray

I dare an open moment, an expectant silence. I dare to believe that I matter, that God has many things that God would say to me. I dare to believe that God yearns to say them.

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Hands and Hearts

But I also need to remember that I must praise God, and to remember I have a responsibility to do what I can to help bring this chaos into a state that God would truly call a kingdom.

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Pickles

Prayer, like a good pickle, adds texture and flavor to life, and offers us a chance to balance a life of busy-ness with a bit of tang or even sweetness.

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Prayer is not wishful nonsense

Is prayer worth doing? The Revd. Giles Fraser writes in The Guardian on what prayer does and does not do.

“Can everyone stop all this #PrayforLondon nonsense. It’s these bloody stupid beliefs that help create this violence in the first place,” tweeted Julia Hartley-Brewer, a middle-England talk radio host in the mould of Katie Hopkins. Now there is a time and a place for atheists to have a pop about whether prayer is a waste of time. Even for a debate […]

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Presiding Bishop invites prayers for Nice

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued the above video asking every Episcopalian to share in deep prayer for Nice, France, following a deadly attack on July 14 that killed 84 people and injured more than

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Pray for the Earth

Creation Justice Ministries is urging people of faith to pray for the earth and the healing of the planet Friday, April 22 at noon (whenever noon is for you).

 

Friday is Earth Day, and representatives from many countries will gather at the United Nations in New York. They plan to sign the historic Paris Agreement, which was made at the December 2015 COP 21 international climate negotiations. The United Nations will continue to accept signatures to the Paris Agreement through April 2017. […]

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