you are here: resource-types / poetry / 109-120 of 125 « 10 of 11 »    

Hope Unseen

(based on John 5: 37-47, Romans 8: 18-25)

When one comes in a never-uttered name
God wins the glory for all that is done:
It’s in hoping for what cannot be claimed
That every inch of justice is won.

read more

Everything I needed

Adapted from a Sufi poem

I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.

read more

God Gives, God Takes

God gives
opportunities
but not forever.

read more

A Poem of Faith

We look to experience the unknowable Power,
The Power behind the world of knowable things.

read more

The Uncertainty-Driven Life

Wandering, I stumbled upon my purpose,
Adrift, I made port,
Unbidden, love arrived,
Asleep, I learned my lesson,
In silence, notes danced across my score,
Dreaming, my problems solved themselves.

read more

The Fire

This poem results from my week of intense conversations with friends and students about the nature of life, death, and grief.

read more

Stand Still

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known…

read more

Holy Breath – Prayers for Worship and Reflection

This beautiful liturgy book includes prayers and reflections for general nurture as well as prayers directed to special liturgical events like Baptism, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

read more
Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books, Poetry, and Prayers.

Another Breath: Prayers for Celebration and Reflection

Another Breath is a collection of prayers and liturgies that can be used in a faith community, at home, or in one’s own personal practice. It is inspirational, creative, progressive, and deeply spiritual. It is the prayer book those leading gatherings of spiritual communities have been looking for. there seems to be a prayer or meditation for each moment and occassion. This book is highly recommended.

read more

Earth’s Heartbeat

(on a hike at Devil's Punchbowl near Pearblossom, CA)

Mountain-shaped silhouettes
Mark the the tall pale stalk
Of a spent yucca:
Are these its last lines of praise
For the land where it stands?

read more

A Vertical Paradox

“I’m worth as much as you,”    while true, Yearns upward much as Eve’s son Cain;    and vainforever proves such self-promotion.

read more
you are here: resource-types / poetry / 109-120 of 125 « 10 of 11 »