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Is That You, God?

Is that you, God, in a blade of grass breaking through a crack in the asphalt? Is that you, God, holding the rest of the asphalt together?

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Reflection

Praise universal wisdom; be thankful for what you learn.
You who seek insights, advocate for self-knowledge,

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Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice. 8 Points: Point 5: Non-Dogmatic Searchers. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Meditations, Prayers, and Readings.

Seeking the Truth

Sometimes it is more comfortable to avoid the truth – to fail to speak up when it is in our selfish interests to keep quiet. It is all too easy to go further than keeping quiet when we should speak out – to lie, to embroider the truth – to tell, what we like to think of, as ‘Little White Lies’.

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Loving God in All Creation

1. Loving God in all creation,
Source and pulse of human life,
Unseen hope of every nation,
Healer of disease and strife;

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Topics: Arts and Music and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 2: Pluralism. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Hymns.

We Are Community

An opening affirmation

We are community
Embraced by the mystery of God’s love for all creation

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 3: Inclusive Community. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Call to Worship and Invocation. Resource Types: Affirmations, Evolving Affirmations of Faith, and Prayers.

For Openness to Change

I wish for the source of ageless restoration to renew my spirit of transformation; then enliven enthusiasm, enlighten acumen and enhance kindness with patient understanding.

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Affirmations, Meditations, Prayers, and Readings.

Canticle of the Sun

Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi

Let us celebrate the life of Francis of Assisi who loved all of creation. With him, let us give thanks for:
Brother Sun, who brings the day; and who radiates the divine. He is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 7: Integrity of the Earth. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons and Earth Day. Resource Types: Poetry, Prayers, and Readings.

Night Sky Wonder

As I step outside a crystal-clear night awaits me
Star gazing’s my passion and the sky views are free

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Topics: Fiction and Poetry and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Poetry.

Asilomar Beach

My eyes cut a sliver of the lighted moon for your glory
I watch the darkness clear the sky for stars
Standing in the silent sound of your name
I claim this sand for your kingdom

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Topics: Fiction and Poetry and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Poetry.

The Goodness of God

May God’s peace rest upon us;
May God’s great love reach to every heart;

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Benediction. Resource Types: Prayers.

Seekers Benediction

from Seekers Church, Washington, D.C.

Go into the seething cauldron of the world.
Listen for the questions and voices
that you would rather not hear.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Benediction. Resource Types: Prayers.

When Beauty Illumines

When beauty illumines a corner of your life, may your thanks to God spread that light through your whole being.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Benediction. Resource Types: Prayers.

Spirit of Life Prayer

We pray,
conscious that
raising our hearts and minds
is a gift of the Spirit of Life
at work
in the depths of our being.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Prayers.

Great Mystery Prayer

May the Great Mystery that we call God
keep alive in each one of us
the search for a Faith that is real;

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Prayers.

Nonviolent Communion Liturgy

One: When Jesus sat at tables and broke bread with tax collectors, lawyers, rich elites, and poor peasants, he proclaimed that God’s gracious love and abiding presence know no bounds. Through these occasions of sharing food, women and men experienced God, and shared in God’s Kin-dom.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 3: Inclusive Community and Point 6: Peace and Justice. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Rituals: Communion. Resource Types: Full Service Liturgies.

Amen

All: If I could say one word,
I would say Amen

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Topics: Interfaith Issues & Dialogue and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Call to Worship. Resource Types: Affirmations, Prayers, and Readings.

New Verses for Old Hymns

New verses for “For the Beauty of the Earth” and “Faith While Trees Are Still in Blossom”

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Topics: Arts and Music and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Hymns.

The Spirit of God

The Spirit of God is both humble and gentle,
devoid of hypocrisy, sharp as a sword.
And when we are driven along by that Spirit
we live with God’s courage, embody God’s Word.

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Topics: Arts and Music and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 1: Teachings of Jesus and Point 4: Act As We Believe. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Hymns.
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