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Posts from October 2016

Prayer for Autumn Days

God of the seasons, there is a time for everything; there is a time for dying and a time for rising. We need courage to enter into the transformation process. God of autumn, the trees are saying goodbye to their green, letting go of what has been. We, too, have our moments of surrender, with…

Prayer for Children’s Sabbath

Great God, guard the laughter of children. Bring them safely through injury and illness so they may live the promises you give. Do not let us be so preoccupied with our purposes that we fail to hear their voices, or pay attention to their special vision of the truth; but keep us with them, ready…

On Choice

Turn from your fierce wrath; change your mind and do not bring disaster on your people. —Exodus 32:12b   God, when we see wrong, help us to choose right. When injustice demands silence, let me speak. When violence seeks apathy, let me act. When busyness produces chaos, let me find peace. For you guide us…

Autumn Prayer

A prayer preceding the Fall Equinox on Thursday September 22, 2016 Autumn Prayer  God of all seasons, we thank you for Autumn. We thank you, for the touch of coolness in the air that gives us a new burst of energy, for the subtle change in light and leaves that shows the creativity of the Divine Artist,…

Christian Faith and Weather

The hurricane in Haiti was serious and deadly enough to shake up everyone’s world. It was powerful enough to raise up for many spiritual questions. And as with any episode of human vulnerability, Did it tear a little at the fabric of your faith in a loving God who rules over wind and rain? So as…