Peace

Peace

In the fear of the LORD, we pray for a root — merely a root, buried deep — that we might hope for the blooming of peace. In the wonder of the LORD, we pray for a child — for every child among us — to tame the lions and asps within us to be at...

Hope

O Holy Mystery, the day is near and we have gathered to await your coming. Find us here in our waiting. Kindle the hope within us. O Holy Mountain, the way is steep but we are gladly coming with plowshares and pruning hooks. Meet us along the journey. Kindle the hope...

Generations

Blessed are those who pray in the mountains, where the signs of heaven are clear, where the echoes of creation’s praise roll like thunder. Blessed are those who pray in the dark of night, when the promise of the sun is distant, when the LORD whispers secrets to...

Remember

Though our teeth are set on edge, O God, let us never forget your name. Though the night is long with wrestling, O God, let us never forget your blessing. Though the sun and moon strike us, O God, let us never forget your help. Though the litany of lies grows, O God,...

Wormwood and Gall

God of our ancestors, the song we inherited has been starved in this famine of injustice; our tongues have dried from crying in this desert of hopelessness. Increase our faith! God of all creation, the grass will wither and we along with it, no matter our fretting;...

Bent Over

* * * Kyrie eleison, the weight of pain has worn me down these long years so much that I have lost my faith in sabbath rest and the hope of healing no longer visits my deepest dreams. Christe eleison, I have longed to lean back and feel the sun’s smile on my...

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