Simple Prayers

Praying can be intimidating because, well, God can be intimidating. If we have not established a regular prayer practice, that first prayer in a while can feel forced, awkward, inauthentic, or riddled with guilt. Whatever do we say to God? Where do we start? I usually start by remembering that prayer does not have toContinue reading “Simple Prayers”

Mourning Into Action

When one man gets shot, when five police get targeted by a sniper, when a baby dies from gun violence, we all hurt. It happens to us all. As people of faith, there are helpful places we can go. We can turn toward lament, knowing God can withstand our anger and pain: Hear my prayer,Continue reading “Mourning Into Action”

Giving Thanks Through it All

The world is crying. Yet we are called to continue, from the depth of sorrow, to give thanks. Lord, hear my prayer; listen to my plea for mercy. I call on You in the day of my distress, for You will answer me. -Psalm 86:6-7 Thank goodness for the Psalms. There are as many psalmsContinue reading “Giving Thanks Through it All”