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Litany of Hope (Revised)

The revisions may be slight, but they are significant (to me). So I share this updated version of the prayer. For those struggling with a loss of hope, whatever the cause (but especially due to health), I recommend that you do what I have committed myself to: read/pray this prayer (aloud is better)…

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Litany of Hope

A Litany of Hope to balance the Litany of Pain posted earlier. (See note below.)  May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ be blessed! He is the compassionate Father and God of all comfort. God of all sufficient grace, please, hear me. Immanuel, God ever and always with us, please,…

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A Litany for those in pain

Written with lines  from the “Litany for Humility” with help from Craig Churchill and Doug Foster. O Jesus, man of sorrows and suffering,hear me. From the desire of being known, deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being honored, deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being consulted,            deliver me, Jesus. From…

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For London and Britain

Lord, it’s true you have been our help, generation after generation. Before you gave birth to mountains, to the earth or inhabited world, from forever to forever, you are God. But while a thousand years are a day or like a brief time at night, it’s not so for humans—we are like green…

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A Mother’s Day Prayer

Originally composed in 2013, I edited and added to this prayer to better reflect our world and all those for whom this day is special and difficult. Lord, God of Sara, Rebekah, and Rachel;    and God of Hagar, Bilhah, and Zilpah. God of the hopeless, surprised by joy;    and God of the…

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A Lenten Prayer

Lord, we want to hear: “Peace, prosperity, security.” Standing in your spotlight: “Favored, chosen, beloved.” Legends in our own minds: entitled, spoiled, confused. We cannot hear the prophets: “Polluted, shamed, rejected.” Cannot read the signs: “Renounced, disowned, detested.” Dazzled by our own light: blinded, fumbling, stumbling. In time, reality exposes myth, the sacred…

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