Praying for Creation

On August 13, a group from the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance organization gave a presentation at our church. They talked about the terrible environmental damage done by leaking and broken tar sands pipelines and the substantial health issues faced by (inevitably poor) people who live near the pipelines and processing plants. (For a very…

Prayer Beads

(So my creative Monday post is showing up on Tuesday this week due to general laziness and technical difficulties.) As part of my rule of life, we’ve started having family prayer time several evenings a week. I have a prayer bead bracelet that I made a few months ago, and my children have been intrigued…

Prayer in Grief

If you are looking for material connected to this week’s lectionary readings, there is a call to worship and benediction that go along with the feeding of the 5000+ here. Tomorrow is the funeral for the 6-year-old son of two of my college friends. I have been holding them in deep prayer this week, while…