Morning Prayer: Dying God

Dying God, It’s hard for us to fathom the strength your son showed in dying. For He really died. And today, let us remember that you know death. You know it as a father. You know it as a son. You know it as a friend. You know it. And today as we see dying…

Morning Prayer: Patient God

Patient God, You wait. You withstand. You are patient. We worry. We shout. We are anxious. If you in your glorious power and supreme reign can wait, why can’t the dust below you? Why do we insist on acting when you would like us to love stillness? Why do we run from the very thing…

Morning Prayer: Justifying God

Justifying God, Forgive our little squabbles. Forgive all the ways we push and shove to look better. We’re not sold on you justifying us. We’re still a bit addicted to showing off – to proving we’ve got what it takes. But we don’t. We don’t have your holiness or constant kindness. We don’t believe you…

Morning Prayer: April 10th

Searching God, Search us today. You see the dust and broken things. You see the rust and want for more. You see our fears and our love of things. You see our hopes and broken faith. Yet, searching God, you are also a sustaining God. You search but not do not scoff at our poverty….

Morning Prayer: April 8th

Living God, Forgive us for acting as if you are dead. We complain as if you are not still acting. We are in despair as if you are not still living. We seeks trivial things as if your presence is not available. Living God, we have had a love affair with the world. We love…

If Caring Was a Currency: 100 Words

If caring was a currency, it’d be a heavy one. It wouldn’t be wire transfers, card swipes or simple checks. It wouldn’t be an e-bill or an automatic withdrawal. If caring was a currency, I think it would be Uranium. Uranium is dense. Uranium makes a strong man’s shoulders drop. It’s thick and weighty and…

Remembering Confidence: Day 2/5

This Friday our nation changes the guard. And the distress in the Church seems to be just as high as the distress outside the holy of holies. Communion seems to mean little. Prayer seems to be guess work. And promises as wide as the gap between sky and sea, seem to have little effect. This…

Remembering The Name: Day 1/5

This Friday our nation changes the guard. And the distress in the Church seems to be just as high as the distress outside the holy of holies. Communion seems to mean little. Prayer seems to be guess work. And promises as wide as the gap between sky and sea, seem to have little effect. This…

If You’ve Ever Wanted Comfort

“Your and rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4) Christian, what is it that brings you comfort? What is it that brings you peace? When you lie awake with worry what thought allows you sweet sleep? When your days are filled with anxious toil where do you go for rest? Where do you…

Morning Prayer: Babel

From dust and to dust we go, Father. And yet we think we are outside of time. We boast in our tasks and deeds and plans. We construct and promise and work as if we are kings. Forgive us, for we are still dancing around Babel. We grab our flesh friends – our dust brothers…

Morning Reminder: Kindness

“Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly…” (Psalm 138: 6) Friend, do you find yourself low this morning? Are your plans coming to naught? Do your desires fail you? Are you growing weary by the sin of this world and the sin of your heart? Are you fatigued? Rejoice! For our…

If You’ve Ever Asked Why

Why?  It is the three letter word that trickles down toddler chins and echoes in grey hair still.  It is heard in harvest time and when there is no grain on the table. It is uttered in churches and in schools. It slips off the businessman’s lips as he picks up the morning post. It…