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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Take the Time

Busy.  Busy.  Busy.  It has become the hum that sounds throughout American life and dare I say, the world.  Now, we wrestle to make time for the Eternal.  We struggle to squeeze the omnipresent God into overcrowded schedules, to follow Christ in overcommitted lives.  We have signed up for newsletters, coupons and alerts.  We have […]

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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 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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A prayer at Advent to God in the flesh

God in the flesh, who reigns from a lowly manger, not draped in fine robes but wrapped in milk rags, who calls into question our lavish lifestyles, our lust for power and the images we create of it. God in the flesh, who came not flanked with angels, who brought not the might of heaven […]

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A Prayer at Advent to the Shepherd- King

Shepherd- King, who tends to our souls, our deepest selves, our most pressing needs, who leads us and yet followed our entry into the world through a woman. Able to part the clouds and ride on the wings of the wind, You join us in pulling mother’s skirt, holding her hand to walk and we […]

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