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Prayer for Times of Violence

Creator God, be with us in these times of trouble... we are surrounded by images of violence. we are called to wrestle with how to respond to the devastation, death, fear, and hatred around us with compassionate... Read More

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A Native Prayer

 by Nick Polizzi   Oh Great Spirit, Whose voice I hear in the winds, And whose breath gives life to all the world, Hear me!  I am small and weak, I need your strength and wisdom.   Let me walk in beauty, and make my... Read More


The Sun is Shining ~ Prayers for Life

The Sun is Shining Thank you God. The sun is shining, birds are singing, squirrels chase across my lawn and up a tree, dogs greet the day with yips of joy, children chatter happily discovering newness in the day,... Read More


In Times of Challenge ~ Prayers for Life

Seeking Awareness of Holy Presence Holy God, we give you thanks that you are with us now.  You are present in our conversation.  As we share in this time together      may we be aware of your love           weaving... Read More


Mingled Tears ~ Prayers for Life

Holy God, your loving tears      mingled with mine           create an ocean.       Waves roll in, one after another,      night and day,           never stopping.        The tides are utterly dependable, pushing me... Read More


Feeling Overwhelmed ~ Prayers for Life

Feeling Overwhelmed Loving God, I’m feeling sad,      frustrated, tired…      nearly overwhelmed with caring. This mother of mine looks the same,      but she is not the mother           I have known all my life. ... Read More

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The Lord is My Shepherd

Psalm 23...    The Lord is my shepherd;             I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures:             and leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of... Read More

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God shares our deep pain

   God, Help Me to Remember You are With Me   Holy God, help me to remember      in the midst of all this           that you are right here with me.  You have been with us all along,      not creating any of this,... Read More

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I am Angry and Need to Rant ~ Prayers for Life

Holy God, Where are You?....  I am Angry and Need to Rant  Holy God, in the midst of this mess      I need to feel your love,           and I don’t.  I am so angry!       I want to shout my anger at you.  Some would... Read More

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From an older person's perspective

    This paraphrase of Psalm 23 was written by Jim Taylor, a friend of Joanne Melville.  Jim tried to describe the psalm from the point of view of an older person, reflecting on a long and full life.      ... Read More