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Morning Prayer, November 25, 2018

A Prayer for Christ the King Sunday Sovereign Lord, we worship so many other kings:   The kings of perfection tell us we are never quite good enough. The kings of distraction keep us from the quietness and stillness that feed our soul. The kings of suspicion tell us to look over our shoulder because […]

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Morning Prayer for Labor Sunday

9-2-18 God of work and God of wonder, On this Labor Sunday, we look at your world to see your handiwork, and we are amazed.  Your word teaches us that your creative work included moments of labor and moments of rest.  May we rejoice in the example that you have set out before us.  May […]

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Morning Prayer

Rev. Cheryl Harader: Creator God, Loving God, We come to you this morning as your people, trying to hold on to your love, your hope, your grace. We live in a world that lacks love, hope, and grace, and sometimes we begin to believe, as we have heard too many times, that “the end is […]

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Morning Prayer

God, open our eyes to the world of pain. We open the newspaper to changes and chaos that envelops the world, especially as we look East.  The Brexit vote and European Union unrest.  The European refugee crisis and countries who seek to know how to be hospitable in difficult days.  Political and military chaos in […]

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Morning Prayer 7-10-16

Lord, we come to you in the wake of painful events of violence in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas. It has been once again a week of gut-wrenching terror and apparent that we live in a world that has failed to “learn the paths of the Lord and of love.” Lord, I bring to you my […]

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Morning Prayer

Holy God, to whom we turn in our trouble, and from whom we receive life and well-being even in the face of death; We gladly and without reservation assert: You are the one who gives life; You are the one who hears, our Holy God, to whom we turn in our trouble, and from whom […]

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Morning Prayer for Mothers Day

This morning, Lord, we want to say thank you for our mothers.  For most of us, our mothers have been supportive, loving, nurturing, strong, and have taught us in many ways how to live.  They have modeled your love in that they care and offer grace to us whatever we do, even when we mess […]

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The Three R’s: Relieve

Matthew 25.31-46 The year was 1986.  I was in middle school, and I heard a lot about the Three R’s.  Reading.  ‘Riting.  And ‘Rrithmetic.  The Three R’s were the basics that you were supposed to learn in school.  Now, because I was a bit of a sarcastic kid, I wondered aloud when we were going […]

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Morning Prayer

Lord, this morning we beat our breasts in honest prayer to you. We beat them in grief. As we pray alongside of Jessica and Jacob in their tremendous grief. As they say goodbye to Ellen this morning, we ask that you might show them your love in exceptional ways. I thank you for the blessing […]

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Morning Prayer

Lord, we are waiting. How long must we wait? We wait for your peace. Again and again, we hear of those whose graceless fundamentalism leads to acts of violence and terror. The news tells us of wars and rumors of wars. We even hear of those willing to resort to violence in shopping malls on […]

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