Praying during a pandemic: Hand in glove

Hand in glove, COVID-19 sees most American hands in gloves.  We are not quick to touch, are slow to pick up and there is no discussion of “reaching out to touch somebody’s hand.”  No, we “make this world a better place” by staying home.  Once unknown due to long commutes and ever- increasing work hours, […]

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Prayer and Hand Sanitizer Go Together: Praying During a Pandemic

                    Rub your hands together with me. I don’t doubt the power of prayer or hand sanitizer. I use both and my health is better for it. My bottle of hand sanitizer says it “kills 99 percent of germs without water.” I suspect that the effectiveness […]

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A Prayer to the Peerless God

This morning, I was afforded the opportunity to provide a prayer for a gathering of faith leaders from Washington, D.C.  We were all invited by current Mayor Bowser and former mayor Anthony Williams.  We joined together in celebration of African American history and heritage as well as to reflect on the strides that this community […]

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A Prayer Request

Today, I am in Louisville, Kentucky.  I am a planner but I could not have seen this coming, that my words would lead me here.  But, there is certainly a since of arrival.  This is where I should be and better still, this is where I belong. An x marked this spot on a map […]

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A New Revised Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to accept that people are not the same, Courage to change my perspective and to challenge my prejudices, And the wisdom to celebrate our differences. Amen.    

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A Thanksgiving prayer at Christmastime

God in the flesh, Christ- Child, mysterious majesty, today we remember the wonder of Your birth.   We lower our gaze to look at God face- to- face. The beginning meets our start.  This is the heart of the gospel. Because God has come to the lowly, to and through the least likely.  What manner of God is this?  […]

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Pray en masse

While there is debate as to whether or not now is the time to talk about gun control, I am sure that the authorities have not recovered all the bullet casings after an excruciating 72 minutes of gunfire.  In fact, we are still learning about the lives lost.    We are now learning names and […]

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