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Prayerful Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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A Prayer for Peace October 1, 2013, the heading in the paper read, "GOV SHUTDOWN." Today is Prayerful Tuesday and right now I am not feeling very prayerful, angry, frustrated but not prayerful. I want to run to Washington DC and ask our elected representatives what are you thinking, to shout angry words at them, I want to right them angry letters, I want to tell them there are more people in our country that need the Affordable Care Act than they are willing to poll or listen to. I want to … “sigh” … I don’t know what I want. Prayer, how will prayer get me, all of us, through this time of crisis? Well, prayer offers us a time to look within and discover that even in the greatest of trials we are not alone. Even when we feel completely abandoned the Divine Spirit surrounds us and guides

Prayerful Tuesday, Circle Prayer of Peace, September 24, 2013

Breath Prayer, conflict, contemplation, Creation, Discernment, Ecumenism, Grace, Gratitude, Grief, Liturgy, Nature, overwhelmed, peace, prayer, Scripture, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Stillness, Uncategorized, Wilderness
A PRAYER FOR PEACE I have set my bow in the clouds and it will serve as a sign of the covenant between Me and the Earth Genesis 9:13 (Torah) This past week has been especially disturbing with gun violence in so many places that I have lost track of where they all are. I can’t even be sure that all have been reported by the ever present Sad News Division of our national media. There have been simply too many acts of violence to report. All I can do is offer prayers of comfort and safety for every person on the planet because I can’t name all the communities, families and individuals affected by gun violence this week. I don’t think that has ever happened before. One of my greatest fears is that massive gun violence, or violence in any form will become the “new normal” for our lives and

Prayerful Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Breath Prayer, conflict, contemplation, Creation, Ecology, Grace, Gratitude, Hope, listen, Love, Nature, overwhelmed, peace, Photography, Poetry, Psalm, spiritual practice, Stillness, Uncategorized, Visio Divina
Namaste In the last few days it seems our world has slipped another cog on its sanity wheels. There have been floods in Colorado, a devastating fire in New Jersey, children have gone missing, there are continuing world economic problems, people are dying in conflicts in the Middle East and South America . . . there are just too many to name. Are you as overwhelmed as often as I am? Sometimes I just have to stop and find something that reminds me that I am not alone in this world of many sorrows. G-d walks with me through the pain and suffering I see all around me. It is important for all of us to remember G-ds grace is in all things, all people, every moment even if we are to frightened or too busy see that amazing presence. On this Prayerful Tuesday I offer to you the practice of ...