Lenten Daily Prayers: March 25-30

*Please see this previous post for an introduction to this prayer series. Suggested Spiritual Practice: Colored pencil prayer: Offering and Receiving  Music Links: ·         Wait for the Lord (Taize) ·         You will be found (from Dear Evan Hansen) Call to Worship: (from Psalm 34) I will bless you, God, at all times; I will praise you with my…

Lenten Daily Prayers: March 11-16

Please see the previous post for an introduction to this prayer series. Suggested Spiritual Practice: Visual Lectio Divina You can find a description and example of this practice here. Music Links: All will be well (contemporary song) The 23rd Psalm (Bobby McFerrin)  Call to Worship: Christ, you long to gather me under your wings. I…

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…

Monday Practice: Resources for Lent

Rather than post a particular prayer practice this week, I want to highlight some resources that you might find helpful as you think about the upcoming Lenten season. Here are some available through this very blog: Wilderness Choices: The Way of Jesus in a World of Worry; this is an actual, in-person, retreat at the…

New: Colored Pencil Prayers

  This new book–with prayer art by some of you!–will be ready to ship by December 10. Yes, that means you can give it as a Christmas gift! And in the spirit of Christian giving, I will donate $2 to Mennonite Central Committee for each book ordered before December 25. Check out all the details…