A prayer to the God of all sorrow and all joy, in commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.Continue reading “Juneteenth Prayer”
A litany by Margaret D. McGee, for use on Ascension Day or the Sunday after Ascension Day.
With open hearts, let us offer up our prayers together, saying,
Arise, O God,
Hear our prayer.
Responsive prayers by Margaret D. McGee, for use during Easter season or for All Saints/All Souls Day.
O God, who made the world and everything in it, we pray with one voice, proclaiming your presence to all the earth.Continue reading “O God, Who Made the World”
A litany for Easter services, by Margaret D. McGee.
Sing aloud, O mothers and sons! Fathers and daughters, sisters and brothers, rejoice and exult with all your hearts! Let us offer our prayers and thanksgivings with one voice, calling out the good news —Continue reading “Sing aloud, O Mothers and Fathers!”
Responsive Prayers by Tom Robb, for use on the first Sunday of Lent.
With Lenten prayer and Lenten hope the Spirit beckons us on toward Jerusalem.
In Moses’ dusty footsteps we follow Jesus into the howling wilderness – comfort only a memory.
Responsive prayers by Brad Offutt, appropriate for use during Lent.
God of every time and place, help all who in their journey, step by step, come to worship you in spirit and in truth.Continue reading “Prayers to God of Every Time and Place”
Responsive prayers by Thomas Robb, appropriate for use in Advent or Lent, or anytime that calls for silent prayer.
In silence, or aloud, give thanks to God for all that we have… all that we are… all that we may become – be it broken, or complete, or somehow, both.Continue reading “In Silence”
Dear God, Grant me courage...Continue reading “A Prayer for Holy Week”
Responsive prayers by Ann H. Raymond, appropriate for use in connection with Vacation Bible School or other children’s programming.
In peace we pray to you, our God.
For all people who sow the seed of God’s love in their daily life and work;
That our families, friends and neighbors and those who are alone may know they have the seed of God’s love within them.
Responsive prayers by Christine Hemp, appropriate for use on any Sunday near the end of the Green Season.
Good morning, dear Creator. It’s November. Night comes upon us quickly now, and the Southerlies swirl the leaves of last summer around the corners of our houses. Your Word today, however, is ripe with new creation hidden in the midst of chaos. Yet again, paradox lies at the heart of our relationship with you. May we hold it close.Continue reading “Prayers as Autumn Turns Toward Winter”