Ash Jumping

Ash Jumping


Forgive me Lord,  I sinned against you, my neighbors and myself.  I have not loved my sisters or myself as you love me.  I’ve sinned.

I am ashamed, have shamed and been shamed.

I’ve been proud and boastful.

Thank you for pulling me out of the ashes.  You never hesitate or deny your love. Thank you for gently dusting me off. Thank you for kissing my ash-filled head and wiping my tears. Thank you for loving me despite my sins.screenshot_20170301-105529

We journey to your cross. Cast our burdens upon your alter. Our sins a pile of ashes.

Praying for a new day, weeping as you sacrifice yourself. We failed your commandments. We failed you. Looking forward to your empty tomb and the promise it holds for everyone you love.

I feel wrapped in your love and forgiveness. Thank you. Amen.

I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes. Job 42:6

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Miracle in a Manger

babyWhile in Bethlehem, the time came for the baby to be born, and the mother of God gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them with family or friends.

Luke 2:6-7

Lord, wrap us in your comfort and love. Make sure there is always room in your heart and arms for us to rest. Amen

 

How does Christ comfort you?

Thanksgiving Blessings

Thanksgiving Blessings

Let your gentleness be evident to all. 

The Lord is near

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

The peace of God, will guard your hearts and your minds.

Philippians 4:5-7

Master Chef,

FEED us

Break the chaotic chains of injustice
Untie the cords of persecution
Set the oppressed free
Break our shackles of prejudice

FEED us

You love everyone regardless of
Race
Faith
Gender or
Who we love and embrace

FEED us

Let your light break forth like the dawn,
and your healing gravy flow

FEED us

We cry
You are with us

Break the chaotic chains of injustice
Untie the cords of persecution
Set the oppressed free
and break the shackles of prejudice

FEED us

We lay our anger and pain on your alter.
We seek your light in the darkness

Lord guide us – always

Sharing our food with the hungry
and the poor with shelter—
We clothe our naked brothers and sisters

Loving everyone the way you love us
regardless of
Race
Gender
Faith and
Who they love and embrace.

Wrapped in your love, we give Thanksgiving for feeding us your comfort and grace.

Amen

17 Prayers to Election Day: Welfare

17 Prayers to Election Day: Welfare

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Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” Jeremiah 29:7

Lord Almighty Our God,

We are in exile.

We are refugees in this world – outcasts.

welfareWhat do you say to the people you carried into exile?

“Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have children; give your children in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease.

Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”

Promote welfare.

We are immigrants in this fallen world.

We sin.

Shine your light into our darkness.

Inspire our hearts to weep kindness for migrants.

Let’s shout concern for their welfare.

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19 Prayers to Election Day: Promote

19 Prayers to Election Day: Promote

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Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those whopromotepeace have joy. Proverbs 12:20

Teacher,

I don’t love discipline
but I love knowledge,
whoever hates correction is stupid.

Am I Good?

Have I obtained favor from theLord?

You condemn those who devise wicked schemes.

No one is established by wickedness.
Don’t uproot righteous.

Am I a wife of noble character?

Is my husband a crown?
Am I a disgraceful wife?

Does he decay my bones?

The plans of the righteous are just,
but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.

promote

The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
but the speech of the upright rescues them.

The wicked are overthrown

and are no more,
but the house of the righteous stands firm.

Am I prudent?

Should I be praised?

My mind is warped?

But should it be despised?

Anyone ask why?

Is it better to…

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38 Prayers to Election Day: Mother Hen

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“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. Matthew 23:37

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Mother Hen,

I’m tired! Gather me under your wing, give me rest.  I promise I’ll settle down and listen to your voice.

I want to snuggle. I want your love. I want the safety and protection of your wing.

I don’t know why I’m restless. Soothe my fears. I want to hear the call of your prophets.

Why do we act like an angry mob instead of a fluffy flock? Why do we kill the messenger? What makes us so violent?

I want to peep not growl.

Gather your children. We need your wisdom. We need your rest.

Your prophets want to live another day.  Help us put down our stones and hear what they have to say.

Amen

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