Terrible Signs

“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be...

Commandment

I am the LORD your God. Through grief and despair, no matter violence or devastation: I am the LORD your God. Across the glorious heavens, in the silent echoing of stars: I am the LORD your God. Though the vineyard yields no fruit, though rocks torment the...

Listening (Lent 8)

Turn away from my prayers, O God, but do not neglect to bend your ear to the prayers of those who mourn. Listen and be convicted, O LORD, by the prayers of those to whom the world is unjust and unforgiving. Let your heart be broken and healed again by the prayers of...

Peace

Here is your help: the Strength of the heavens, the Grace of the hills, the Outrage of the oceans, the Hope of the seasons, the Dance of your doubts, the Treasure of your faith. Put your pride in the name of the LORD our God and be at peace. on Psalm...

Midnight on New Year’s

Would that I could escape this second, stretch out from the bubble that is this hour, and touch the hem of your robe there where you wade on the horizon, there where you watch the world go by out-of-sequence, there where you midwife death into birth and mourning into...

Blankie Prayers

Just the hem, O my God, just the hem. Hide your face, turn your back even, but let the hem of your robe linger as a comfort through the long night. Send your visions to one more gifted; let another more foolish in faithfulness glimpse the wonder of your wisdom; for...

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