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PRAYING IN RESPONSE TO TERROR

Lynne and Steve Taylor

Kia ora (hello) from Aotearoa New Zealand, a tiny country famous for beautiful scenery and being home to hobbits!

Sadly, New Zealand was in the…

Looking Beyond Despair

Helmut Wagabi & Kate Underwood

Sacred imagination sees God’s goodness in and beyond every human situation. Read Isaiah 55:6–13.

The post-election violence I witnessed in Kenya a few years ago left me in such despair that I could no longer visualize the goodness of the Lord. I was…

01/24/20 at 07:59 AM

WHEN FEARS BECOME REALITY

Rev. J. Dana Trent

I have always been anxious. My mother deemed me a “worrywart” at age six when my bedtime prayers became a desperate cadence of catastrophic scenarios: “Please God, no…

01/23/20 at 07:59 AM

TURN TO GOD

Alina Kanaski

I was devastated by the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in October 2018. I cried on and off all day. I was attending school in Pittsburgh and drove…

01/22/20 at 07:58 AM

THY KINGDOM COME

Rachel Starr Thomson

And the Lord will become king over all the earth; on that day the Lord will be one and his name one.

Zechariah 14:9 (NRSV)

When I was seven, my father took me to a barricaded road in Oka, a little town in Quebec. The barricades had been erected on one side by Mohawks…

01/21/20 at 01:02 PM

PRAYING IN RESPONSE TO TERROR

Lynne and Steve Taylor

Kia ora (hello) from Aotearoa New Zealand, a tiny country famous for beautiful scenery and being home to hobbits!

Sadly, New Zealand was in the news last year when on…

01/20/20 at 07:57 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey.

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01/19/20 at 03:52 PM

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I WONDER, GOD

Michelle Ankrum, 21

I wonder, God:

Why do we have excess food when so many are hungry?

Why are children abandoned?

Why are entire countries devastated…

01/19/20 at 01:15 PM

LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION

Matt Croasmun

I was so disappointed—and embarrassed. I had set my heart on going to a particular school, and I had just found out that I hadn’t gotten in from…

01/18/20 at 08:54 AM

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WHERE ARE YOU, GOD?

Addie Williams, 17

WORLD TO GOD:
Where have you gone? Make yourself known.
You promised you’d never leave us alone.
You didn’t mean it; we should have known.
If you’re really there, why…

01/17/20 at 04:04 PM

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Why, God?

Steve Harper

When we ask why in our prayers, we have somehow recognized that we are permitted to…

01/15/20 at 03:37 PM

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