Prayer for Racial Justice

Prayers For Racial Justice "How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; Lest my enemies say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me to rejoice when I am moved. But I have trusted in your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation." Psalm 13   Almighty God, our Creator, the Everlasting God, the Source of Life, Light, Goodness, and Truth in this universe, we turn our hearts and minds tow…

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Justice (Part Two)

Justice(Part Two) Greetings again and obviously, I’m still wrapped up in the “Justice of these times” together. I’ve been challenging myself this last week with one particular question: Praying shaping believing In other words does our repeated praying about justice really shape what we, as Episcopalians believe about justice? Or are we really far more like the rest of the world around us on the subject of justice—as likely to have our understanding of justice shaped by the news, the attitude…

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Will You Strive for Justice?

“Will you strive for Justice & Peace Among All People’s and Respect the Dignity of Every Human Being?” At our Baptism all who gather are asked by the priest – and again by our bishop at confirmation, as well as at each Easter Vigil the question stated above. Our common response is “I will with God’s help.” Increasingly these days during morning and evening prayers and soul-searching this vow is a piercing question. And one of the reasons I think this question is hounding me like the dogs of…

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Sacred Space

Sacred Space “Lord Jesus Christ, make this a temple of your presence and a house of prayer. Be always near us when we seek you in this place. Draw us to you, when we come alone and when we come with others, to find comfort and wisdom, to be supported and strengthened, to rejoice and give thanks. May it be here, Lord Christ, that we are made one with you and with one another, so that our lives are sustained and sanctified for your service”.From The Dedication and Consecration of a Church, BCP N…

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Love

LOVE was our Lord’s meaning Julian of Norwich, Showings During these 50 days of Easter we are reminded weekly that the revealing of the person Jesus as the embodiment of God’s essential nature is Love. As the 14th century English mystic Julian of Norwich summarized the Good News: “Love was our Lord’s meaning.” We might paraphrase the Gospel of John, for example, as saying: “The very Word that was spoken when God created the world has taken flesh among us, indeed as one of us—and that Word is…L…

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