Ramah

So close to your glory, O God, and yet so very far. Rachel’s lament fills our ears from a shul in Monsey, NY to spiked underpasses in London. So close to your glory, O God, and yet so very far. Rachel’s cries resound among the Uygur in Xinjiang, China and...
Kids and Prayer (VBS)

Kids and Prayer (VBS)

It’s giveaway week for my Kids and Prayer DVD, a fun & creative resource in which I host four kid-friendly episodes about the basics of prayer. A $50 value, free for your home or church library! Enter to win by sending me an email with the subject...

Kids and Prayer (DVD Giveaway)

Here it is: the biggest value of my giveaways this month: a free copy of the Kids and Prayer DVD (Protestant version) by Paraclete Press, in which I host four kid-friendly episodes about the basics of prayer. A $50 value! Enter to win by sending me an email with the...

Holy Innocents

I pray at your feet, Child of Aleppo, seeking mercy for my ignorance and unyielding heart. I pray at your feet, Child of Eritrea, seeking forgiveness for the violence of global capitalism. I pray at your feet, Child of Bethlehem, seeking pardon and consolation through...

Slaughter of the Innocents

For the children who died by Herod’s word before they even learned to talk, O LORD, hear our prayer. For the boy who will not see his 13th birthday, O LORD, hear our prayer. For the girl who never got to hold up 8 fingers to show her age, O LORD, hear our...

Lent 25 (Nursery Rhymes)

All the pretty little horses: holy to the LORD! The dapples and grays, the pintos and bays: holy to the LORD! The cat and the fiddle, the cow and the moon: holy to the LORD! The dog full of laughter, the dish and the spoon: holy to the LORD! Also the black sheep with...

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