Why do I care?

Why do I care about Standing Rock?  The “water protectors,” of the Lakota Sioux in North Dakota, joined by other Native Americans and friends, for months have stood unarmed and prayerful in opposition to the oil pipeline going under the river next to their home. But it’s a long way from here, 1,507 miles for […]

Night Prayer in Solidarity with the People of Standing Rock

Today I have been in prayer with other clergy in solidarity with the people of Standing Rock. Throughout the day I have posted what I am praying. This is the last prayer of the day. “You make me lie down in green pastures; you lead me beside still waters; you restore my soul.” Psalm 23:2 […]

Evening Prayer in Solidarity with the People of Standing Rock

Today I am joining in prayer with other clergy in solidarity with the people of Standing Rock. Throughout the day I will post what I am praying. Evening prayer For those of us who cannot claim to be Native American— that we learn from their witness; that we grow in our advocacy for and stewardship […]

Afternoon Prayer in Solidarity with the People of Standing Rock

Today I am joining in prayer with other clergy in solidarity with the people of Standing Rock. Throughout the day I will post what I am praying. “The Lord made streams come out of the rock, and caused waters to flow down like rivers.” Psalm 78:16 Afternoon Prayer For the perseverance of what is good […]

Noon Prayer in Solidarity with the People of Standing Rock

Today I am joining in prayer with other clergy in solidarity with the people of Standing Rock. Throughout the day I will post what I am praying.   “Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like the watercourses in the Negeb.” Psalm 126:4 Noon Prayer For wisdom and courage for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, its Chairman […]

Mid-morning Prayer in Solidarity with the People of Standing Rock

Today I am joining in prayer with other clergy in solidarity with the people of Standing Rock. Throughout the day I will post what I am praying. “The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over mighty waters.  The voice of the Lord is powerful.” Psalm 29:3-4 […]

Morning Prayer in Solidarity with Standing Rock

Today I am joining in prayer with other clergy in solidarity with the people of Standing Rock. Throughout the day I will post what I am praying. Morning prayer For the earth and all the resources that the Creator has provided: for clean water that sustains life, for the rich soil that grows living things […]

Transitions and New Domicile

We made it: Three siblings and their supporting spouses. A few grandchildren via mailed cookies, trucks, muscles, and organization. The patient and wearying (grand)parents. A seven hour journey. 300+ miles. Four cars and a U-haul truck. Done. Thanks be to God. New home. New center of the hive. New appreciation for family. New transitions all […]

Psalm 138 (Psalms on the Trail)

“You will fulfill your purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.”  Psalm 138:8 I use to think God had a plan for my life, and it was my job to figure it out.  I wasn’t too sure about what would happen if I veered too far in the wrong direction.  Would I […]

Psalm 75 (Psalms on the Trail)

We give you thanks, O God.   We give you thanks, calling upon your name and declaring all your wonderful deeds. Psalm 75:1  Or an alternative offered by Nan C. Merrill in the paraphrase “Psalms for Praying:” We give thanks to You, O Beloved,      we give thanks;   We call upon your name […]