For the freedom of the air
that absorbs the smoke of hand-rolled cigs
When we pray
come, Lord Jesus
Do we mean to say
come, you malnourished stranger
For the mystery that enfolds us and blesses us,
For the beauty that surrounds us and nourishes us,
For the life that flows within us and among us,
For the bounty before us,
O God who is called I am who I am: As we leave this place grant to us, your children, the grace to speak and act with integrity reflecting who we truly are.read more
For deeper love we spread the bread
I won’t be full till all are fed
Till every soul has home and bed
The rest of us can’t move ahead
I am told that God answers prayer.
But then a few caveats are added,
meant to temper my expectation
for a quick and positive response.
O Dear One, light that travels years, darkness that frames the day, creativity that defies our conventions, cataclysm that mocks our smug sense of control, inspiration for the book of Psalms and the Book of Job alike, prayerfully we turn to you now.read more
God of love,
source of mercy and compassion,
weave your dream for the world
into the fabric of our lives.