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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National Day of Prayer: A Prayer for Places of Worship

I was invited again to share in the National Day of Prayer with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, other clergy and government officials.  Praying for our nation or any other is a part of the biblical narrative and our faith tradition.  Though marked on our calendar, this practice of interceding, of talking to God on behalf […]

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By God’s Name

Every Sunday, I lead our congregation in a time of intercession.  I create sacred space for persons to share their joys and concerns.  And I don’t take the task lightly. I am certain that I am facilitating a dialogue, starting a conversation for which some cannot find the words, that I am helping persons open […]

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A prayer to the God covered up by things

Flannery O’Connor prayed, “Oh God please make my mind clear.  Please make it clean.  … Please help me to get down under things and find where You are.”  Because it is so easy to become a dumping ground and there are so many things that are piled on top of us.  Of course, it does not feel […]

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A Prayer on Christmas Eve

I am so grateful for the days when we remember that God is with us, when we realize even for a moment that God is here to stay. I shared this prayer tonight at our Christmas Eve service with the sacred fellowship at Village Baptist Church. Let’s pray together. God, Who keeps company with us, […]

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