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Prayer in a Time of Turmoil

April 4th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Sharp Prayers

Prayers of the People Second Sunday in Lent March 20, 2011   God of Holy Mystery, God of Love, God of the Hidden Heart, we pray to you. We bow our heads before you, humbled by the news of the past week, troubled by the scenes of devastation in Japan, shuddering at the violence in […]

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All The Time?

March 18th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Faith and the City

Almost 20 years ago, I preached at an African American Baptist Church in Austin, Texas.  The pastor of the church was the Rev.  Burnell “Johnny” McQueen, a former student of mine.  The service began with the choir and the congregation singing three, pew-thumping hymns in a row. As the notes from the third hymn faded, […]

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Praying for Japan

March 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Sharp Prayers

I know that your hearts go to the people of Japan and those countries and islands affected by the earthquake and tsunami in the Pacific. This morning I have been using the following prayer (adapted from a prayer by St. Augustine): O loving God, to stand before you is to abide forever. Grant us, dear […]

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