Prayers

In Difficult Times …

Consoling God, be a source of serenity for me when struggles and difficulties threaten to overwhelm me. God of hope, assure me of your unconditional love when I doubt myself or question the worth of my life. Truth-bringing God, encourage me to embrace you during those times when I get lost in the lies of… Continue reading In Difficult Times …

Quotes

The Goodness of God …

I’m not going to deny that there is something awesome and amazing and bigger-than-I-can-fathom about God. As someone once observed, if we could understand God, then what we are understanding would not be God. Yet, when I think about terms such as awesome and amazing in relation to the divine, I tend to assume that… Continue reading The Goodness of God …

Prayers

Lord, Make Me Uncomfortable …

God, bless me with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that You will live deep in my heart. God, bless me with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people and the earth so that I will work for justice, equity, and peace. God, bless me with tears to shed for those… Continue reading Lord, Make Me Uncomfortable …

Prayers, Quotes

Finding the Good in Each Day …

Every day can’t be a good day. But within each day—those long twenty-four hours—there are a few minutes or even seconds when something good or special happens. Those moments are as powerful as the frail flame of a candle that can light an entire dark room. — Judith Garrett Garrison and Scott Sheperd (as quoted… Continue reading Finding the Good in Each Day …