Join us in celebrating Bishop John Shelby Spong on his 90th Birthday, Wednesday June 16th!  

As a way to acknowledging the contribution Bishop Spong has made in the lives of people all over the globe, we are asking his readers who have been touched by his life and writings, and wish to honor his 90th Birthday, to help keep his books and writings alive on Progressive and Progressing Spirit by making a donation today assuring his teachings are preserved for future generations. Donate Now.

We encourage you to send him your best wishes on this his 90th birthday. Please address them to and they will all be forwarded to Bishop Spong.

Image Prayer

O God, in whose image we are made,

Be in the folding of our hands, the bowing of our heads, the closing of our eyes, that we may be conscious of Your inward presence.

Be in the hunger that has brought us to this place.

Be in the longing and loneliness we feel when You seem far away.

Be in the confusion that attends us when we are assailed by too many voices.

Be in the pain we experience when we are misunderstood.

Be in the journeying as we search for that which truly satisfies; that which makes our lives part of the Divine Life.

Be in the dreams we have of a true relationship with You.

Be in the singing of our hearts when we glimpse some glory behind the common circumstances of our lives.

Be in us, God, that we may be in You, and know that we are at home.

Through Jesus, our Lord,  Amen.


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