A Youth Prayer

May the sacred spirit of life’s adventure
Keep me safe when I feel afraid
Make me steadfast when I am sad

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Little Children

“Whosoever welcomes the littlest of these children welcomes me”
Jesus put children at the heart of his vision of the kingdom of heaven, but our society so often fails them
All: Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven belongs to little children

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Responsive Reading

Leader: The presence of God is surely in this place.
People: The presence of God is everywhere.

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Giving Thanks for Families

We give thanks for families of all shapes and sizes, which provide such an important basis for love and support in our society.

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Mothering Sunday

Today we celebrate mothers in all their diversity:
Mothers who experienced the joy and challenge of pregnancy and childbirth to bring another human being into the world

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Naming God

O God, Infinite and everlasting!
By what name shall we call you? Being human, we have only human words to use.

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Interfaith Day of Prayer

Held in an interfaith chapel or prayer garden

Divine Wisdom, we come seeking your guidance in our efforts to work together for peace. We come from diverse ethnic groups, cultures, and religions. We believe these differences enrich us all. Lead us on your paths to lasting and true peace.

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Tax Prayer

Dear God, bless my taxes! Give me peace of mind as I struggle to fill out the forms and determine the right amounts I should be sending to Washington and Sacramento. Keep me calm, I pray, as I write out those fat checks on April 15. And whisper a reminder to me, Lord, of all the good reasons that I send my money to my government every year.

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Stewardship of the Planet

All: We are all partners and stewards of the unfolding universe, which is God’s glorious creation. Together we make the following shared commitment:

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An Easter Week Prayer

This light which bathes the world,
pours from a source so close, so near
and yet we cannot touch it
or fence it in that it not be lost.

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Easter Sunday Prayer

I’m a scientific kind of guy and to tell you the truth
I find the stories of the empty tomb hard to take in

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Easter Week Prayer

From We All Breathe, Poems and Prayers

  How beautiful the energy of those ignited by a dream! How filled with song and dance and passion! They set their sights on points of possibility and work, play, inch, leap, edge, sing themselves, (and often …

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