Our Good, Good Father

[Written for January 22, 2017] Dear Father God, You are a good, good father. Your word shows this to us again and again. How you have worked throughout history, through times of plenty and times of little, through natural disasters and through human created catastrophes, through all kinds of leadership … because you are not limited or confined by any of them. These are our creations and things of our own importance. By your grace we get to make choices, have independent thoughts and opinions, and the amazing wonder of all of it is that you reassure us that in…

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For Community

Congregational Prayer written for March 30, 2014 Lord, As we gather here in prayer, help us quiet our minds and calm our hearts so that we may speak to you openly and honestly.  Thank you for the promise that you are always with us, even when we seemingly can’t find your peace that passes understanding. Lord we bring before you members of our congregation, some by name and also those who are not named.  There is pain, sickness and suffering.  There is mourning, sadness, hurt and fear.   Many of us have daily struggles that we don’t name here.  I think…

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