Saturday, August 19, 2017

MorningPrayer Saturday

Dear Prayer,
    An old prayer mantra for your contemplation, reflection, and prayer.
    It feels like we need to slow down and center our individual and collective souls.
    Read it slowly, pausing after each line for as long as feels right.

Psalm 46:10

Be still
Be still and know
Be still and know that I
Be still and know that I Am
Be still and know that I AM God

Let my prayer be me, O God.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

MorningPrayer Thursday

Dear God,
     What is humanity that you are mindful of us?   This great tangled web of art and science,  joy and sorrow.  What burdens must we sustain to truly reflect your image and be worthy of your love?  There are so many times when we have lost our way and have floundered in the swamps of hatred, greed, bitterness, and despair. And yet, you sent us guides, you sent us the Christ to lead us and show us the way of goodness, mercy and steadfast love.  May we be ever so humble that, as small as we are, drops of water that fill the ocean, leaves that dress the tree that we might make a difference and bring harmony to our earth and beauty to your name. AMEN

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

MorningPrayer Wednesday

Dear God,
     The fog of morning washes us, cleansing of us of sin and shame. Purified, we are embraced by the sun and stand shadowed in the light of day. Hold us and wrap us in your cloak of loving compassion and your scarf of grace. We belong to you, O God, throughout an eternity of mornings and in this new light we will live and die. AMEN

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

MorningPrayer Tuesday

Dear God,
    Just as Jesus opened his heart and soul to peoples of all types and kinds, so might we follow his example and be open, caring and kind.  It is not a question of tolerance, it is not being intolerant and judgemental because we know we are no better than anyone else.  May wisdom prevail and may the spirit of holiness show us the way to truth, oneness, and peace. AMEN

Friday, August 11, 2017

MorningPrayer Friday

Dear God,
    When the leaders of Nations shout, scream and bluster to antagonize and humiliate we pray that sane minds will prevail.  When bully's posture and strut in street brawls that could involve the world we pray for a more humble and sane minds set.  Be with the world leaders, O God, and keep us all on a safe path that leads to an end of violent words and reckless actions. In Jesus the Prince Peace, we pray.  AMEN

Saturday, August 5, 2017

MorningPrayer Saturday

Dear God,
     Sometimes new beginnings are not starting over, but a continuation of the flow already established.  But like all mountain streams, the course is through new terrain and will find a different way of moving.  May we pay attention to the water and the spirit of our moving.  May we, in your grace, be nourished and nurtured with the waters of loving compassion and the sunlight of the joyful Spirit. Fill us and breathe in us Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

MorningPrayer Tuesday

Dear God,
      Just as Jesus went to the mountain to be still and pray, so might we find places and moments of stillness. May we feel the gentle breeze across our face, hear the flickering rustle of bird song and see the murmur of grass, tree and wave.  And then in silence may we hear your whisper of love and feel your embrace of Grace. Thank you God. AMEN