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Let Us Pray…

Prayer is our opening to the embrace by the Holy One. When we pray, we open our hearts & hands to the sacred mystery who continually creates, redeems, & transforms us. Whether we are asking for our needs, or expressing our gratitude, or simply being present we are praying. And as we pray we become more vulnerable and more fully our real selves.

Below are several written prayers and poems, some for special occasions, some to request God’s blessing, some to share our pain, some to ask for forgiveness, some to give praise, and some to express our gratitude. Let us pray for and with one another as we bring our needs and hopes into God’s presence and open ourselves to God’s embrace.

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day Liturgy

Columbus Day is now celebrated in many faith communities as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This change acknowledges the ignorance, arrogance, and destructive White Supremacy of the colonial invaders. It celebrates the indigenous’ mystical wisdom desperately needed to redeem Earth now. Note: this material is not officially approved in any denomination....
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Between Heaven and Earth

Jill writes: driving home after work, I saw this bridge of cloud and sky and it struck me as there is a thin line between Heaven and Earth. It spoke so many things to me, and reminded me of the good and bad moments of my day and Isaiah 25....
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Prayer for the Nation in Time of Struggle

A prayer for our nation in a time of deep divisions and conflict – expressing our hopes as we prepare for elections. It asks for many types of healing needed for the nation to become more just and whole, while giving thanks for graces and strengths upon which to build....
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A Pentecost Prayer of Lament

A prayer of lament to give voice to the pain and turmoil deep in within in this time of global pandemic and outrage at the deadly disease of racism in the U.S. Lament gives voice to depths of the human spirit and opens us to the fire of God’s Spirit....
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Hearts Afire

A prayer to the Holy Spirit asking for the Spirit to burn within us as a living flame of love. We are asking the Spirit of love to set our hearts Afire. This prayer was originally edited for Pentecost 2017, but it is a powerful prayer for every season. ...