This morning when I settled in for centering prayer (meditation), a robin was chirruping — loud! — just outside. Then a frog — loud! — started to croak, I swear in time with the chirrups. As if answering back.Continue reading “Sharing the Being of Being”
Responsive prayers by Roberta Hiday, appropriate for use on Pentecost Sunday.
Our God—we, your people, stand ready and open to receive the flame of your Spirit. Give us the ability to speak your truth so that others may hear.Continue reading “Prayers for God’s Spirit”
Responsive prayers appropriate for use on Pentecost Sunday. The opening lines are taken from an invocation written for the Iona Community in Scotland. The main body of the prayers is by Margaret D. McGee.
Breath of God, Breath of Life, Breath of Deepest Yearning,
Come, Holy Spirit.
Responsive prayers by Christine Hemp, appropriate for use on Trinity Sunday.
We pray fervently this morning, Lord, for your Church—that it may delight in its mission and tip its ear to the needs inside and outside its doors. We ask that you guide all those who minister, who cultivate your garden.Continue reading “Prayers to Creator, Child, and Spirit – Trinity Sunday”
Responsive prayers by Margaret D. McGee, appropriate for use any Sunday in the Green Season.
Let us join our voices together in prayer to the One God – Creator, Lover, and Friend:Continue reading “Beloved, Embrace Us In Your Mercy”
Responsive prayers by Margaret D. McGee, appropriate for use at the start of a new season of programming, on All Saints or All Souls day, or any Sunday during the Green Season.
In this courtyard of all souls, let us stand together and pray to the One who brings us, every day, out of death and into life.Continue reading “Prayers in the Courtyard of All Souls”
Responsive prayers by Margaret D. McGee, appropriate for any Sunday in the Green Season.
O Holy One, source of mercy, might, and love,
Make us your people, so that in life and death we belong to you alone.Continue reading “O Holy One, Source of Mercy, Might, and Love”
Written by Bill Dengler, these responsive prayers are appropriate for Thanksgiving Day, Stewardship in-gatherings, Creation Care Sunday, and Earth Day celebrations.
We offer thanks, O God, for all the wonders of your creation,Continue reading “A Prayer of Thanksgiving for All Creation”
At the St. Stephen’s Women’s Retreat, held at the Ocean Park Retreat Center and Camp on March 28-30, 2008, we experienced stormy winds, rain, snow, hail, sunshine, laughter, tears, and the fire of God’s Spirit in life and love. These prayers were written during the retreat and prayed at our Sunday service.Continue reading “Let Us Stand in Grace Together”
May God bless our feet...
On February 6, 2010, I met with five other women at St. Placid Priory in Lacey, Washington, for a retreat called “Stumbling Toward God.” At the close of the day, we joined together in a brief worship service, each of us offering a prayer or blessing for our time together.Continue reading “Prayers and Blessings for the Stumbling Path”