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Great Story Prayer

Eternal spirit of life and love, o God, We come together in your presence today, Grateful to be a part of the great story. What a magnificent story it is! From the whirling of the stars, To the evolution of … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: The Calculus of Prayer

In the morning, when I talk to God, I say, I would love to find a clean pair of boxers waiting for me on the laundry rack, but then don’t worry about me, God; you must have much bigger matters … Continue reading

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Your Monday blessing: Prayer for Discomfort

I have a prayer that my discomforts might not be trivial. See, the thing is, I KNOW I’m going to seek comfort. Most of us do naturally, to some degree, and I DEFINITELY do. And I’m not castigating myself over … Continue reading

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Deal with God

Deal with God Sometimes I offer to make a deal with God. “I’ll tell you about my resistance to prayer,” I say, “If you’ll explain the Holocaust.” God declines to comment, and the lawyers make their prepared statements on his … Continue reading

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The prayers of the reluctant lawn mower

The prayers of the reluctant lawn mower are answered by the rain. Another day for reading books inside, to live in peace, excuses falling from the sky as grace. I ask forgiveness from the summer hands who clasp at straws, … Continue reading

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The only pertinent theological question

The only pertinent theological question is, if you follow God, chase God madly, get on your knees, stretch out your arms, reach for God, lift God up, and tickle Her, will She giggle? May heaven and earth, once joined, resound … 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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