Category Archives: Prayers & Meditations

Isaiah 1:4-23 – an interpretation

Woe to this sinful nation, a people whose guilt is great, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken true power, they have despised the Holy One of all lands, and turned their backs on mystery. Why … Continue reading

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Chalice Lighting: Dry Kindling

Before your heart catches fire, it can feel like dry kindling. Brittle and prone to breaking, the green long gone, dying or dead, and far removed from the tree of life. But all it takes is a spark A little … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: to all those I’ve wronged

To all those who I’ve wronged in the past year (in honor of Yom Kippur) To all those who I’ve wronged in the past year, I would like to offer a surrender, and a truce. First and foremost, the surrender: … Continue reading

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Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Now, today, tomorrow, and more is our 5775th opportunity (more or less) to get it right. Speak now, make amends, and let go your grip of whatever peace you keep locked inside you. May the words of our lips and … Continue reading

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Your Monday blessing: blessing for Labor Day

Your Monday Blessing (Labor Day) Blessed be the work of your hands. Whether you hold a welding torch, tap a touch screen, tend to an elder, or clean a restaurant, may the work of your hands be a blessing to … Continue reading

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Prayer for unrest

Some pray for quiet in Ferguson, but I pray that the heart that howls at injustice, the heart of our nation will beat louder than any truncheon. I pray for the police whose nightly dreams of justice are interrupted by … Continue reading

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Call to Presence (2013-2014)

(New opening words for this year – just to change things up…)   You have come to be with others who care about what it means to live on this beautiful blue-green world You have come to be with your … Continue reading

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