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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A Prayer in Trying Times

God of Mercy, these are hard times, trying times, indeed dark times.  We cannot escape this hour, the seeming absence of light and hope.  We plead with You for intervention less we loosen our hold on Your promises and fall into despair. For some of us, it is as Charles Dickens said, “the best and […]

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When ‘Satan Goes to a Prayer Meeting’

I love prayer. Despite the popularity of social media, status updates and tweets do not compare to sharing a prayer request with God. There is no better connection. The fact that we can be in direct dialogue with the Divine, a kind of call and response between heaven and earth, amazes me. I delight in […]

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A Prayer to the God of the Resurrection

On Friday, we watched the Teacher become the Lesson, using the cross as a chalkboard for some and a digital whiteboard for others. On Saturday, we learned that even the silence speaks for God, that the dirt cannot cover God’s mouth. Today, we remember that even the grave is a womb in the hands of […]

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