A Prayer for Israel and Gaza

God of our Ancestors, We are stuck lobbing harsh words from our safety to the land that cries out for peace.  Even the words of our prayers are carefully measured and coated with the residue of war. We respond quicker to the sound of the bomb warning than to the bells and voices calling us …

A Prayer for Election Day

On this day, more today, we pray for our country divided and ourselves. We confess that we pick up our pens and pull our levers without naming the mothers and men who callused their hands demanding, again and again demanding, their right to vote. We confess that we add to the rancor we despise, presuming …

A Prayer for the Pastor/Preacher/Priest at the Triduum

One of the strange things about being a pastor serving the Church at a council of churches is that I don’t have responsibilities to one particular congregation as their pastor. No one invites a guest preacher in for Palm Sunday or Easter. Yet, I have lovely vantage point to observe and pray for all those …