Saturday, April 17

Intecessory Prayer

Sabbath Meditation

Sabbath Meditation

Intecessory Prayer, prayer, sabbath, Spirituality
  Music: Same as it ever Was by Michael Franti & Spearhead   Text:   by Wendell Berry Now though the season warms The woods inherits harms Of human enterprise. Our making shakes the skies And taints the atmosphere. We have ourselves to fear. We burn the world to live; Our living blights the leaf. A clamor high above Entered the shadowed grove, Withdrew, was still, and then The water thrush began The song that is a prayer, A form made in the air, That all who live here pray, The Sabbath of our day. May our kind live to breathe Air worthy of the breath Of all singers that sing In joy of their making, Light of the risen year, Songs worthy of the ear Of breathers worth their air, Of workers worth their hire. Berry, Wende...
Psalms of Lament and Hope – Prayerful Tuesday

Psalms of Lament and Hope – Prayerful Tuesday

"Life" Issues, anger, Broken Heart, Change, Comfort, comforter, Compassion, conflict, courage, death, doubt, entering into suffering, faith, faithfulness, Fear, Friendship, Fundamentalism, generosity, gift, God, Grace, Grief, Guns, hate, Healing, Hebrew Scripture, Holy Mystery, Hope, hunger, in memory of, Intecessory Prayer, justice, kindness, Lament, memories, mercy, news, overwhelmed, peace, peace and justice, prayer, Psalm, sadness, Scripture, sorrow, spiritual growth, spiritual practice, terrorism, Uncategorized, violence
The only gift I have to offer this week is my sorrow for Paris, Beirut, Syria, Iraq, and all of us.  So I offer the Psalms I go to when I am in the midst of sorrow and pain.  May your hearts be comforted by the words of the psalmist and may your find solace knowing others cry with you. Psalm 36:1-4 (MSG) A David Psalm 1-4 The God-rebel tunes in to sedition— all ears, eager to sin. He has no regard for God, he stands insolent before him. He has smooth-talked himself into believing That his evil will never be noticed. Words gutter from his mouth, dishwater dirty. Can’t remember when he did anything decent. Every time he goes to bed, he fathers another evil plot. When he’s loose on the streets, nobody’s safe. He plays with fire and doesn’t care who gets burned. Psalm 42 (NRSV) 1As a deer l...

The Sound of Water and The Power of Prayer

"Life" Issues, awareness, community, Intecessory Prayer, prayer
Oh, the North Carolina blizzard of 2015!! We got not even a half-inch of snow in my part of the mountains, but the ridiculously cold temperatures left a legacy. It didn't last forever, but even though we took the recommended precaution of leaving the water trickling in the sink, we woke up Wednesday morning with no water. Our pipes had frozen overnight. I'm a Southern girl, and it generally doesn't get that cold here. My partner is from Canada, but Canadians know that to keep pipes from freezing, you insulate them. We were both at a loss. This was an experience I do NOT care to repeat anytime soon. I won't give you the details , but I'm sure you can imagine how much fun the past few days have been. At about 3:45 Eastern time on Saturday afternoon, I finally heard the magical sound of a...