Prayer

You who are our strength, you who are our salvation: We have known your presence and we have doubted it. We have known pain and we have known delight. We have known peace and we have known fear. Through it all, we confess: your steadfast love endures forever. You who...

Praise

Let us do what is right, with prayer and praise: We rejoice in your renewal, O Creator– alleluia, amen –and we celebrate the labor to which we are called. We rejoice that we are not surrendered to death– alleluia, amen –and we celebrate...

Hearts

I followed Yours because it was so full of life, so strong and resolute with every pulse. Now it is silent. Mine is too. I fixed mine upon Yours so that it might flower, but now Yours has withered like grass. Must hearts always fade? Has Love’s river withdrawn...

Betrayal

When we have shouted ourselves hoarseand returned home from the parade,forgive our wavering commitment to love. When we have finished our hymnsand departed from the comforts of worship,forgive our fickle faithfulness. When we have passed the plate of breadand swept up...

Ostriches

On this Lenten way, O God of every good way we pray for all that is to come: for the path through stormy waters and for those pummeled by the storm until the path becomes clear; for the avenues toward peace and for those surrounded by warring chariots until the rage...

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