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 […]

Psalm 141 (Psalms on the Trail)

“Let my prayer rise before you as incense; the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.” Psalm 141:2  Not far from my home, the Appalachian Trail skirts a corner of this lake.  There’s a bench here.  When I sit down and see mist rising, I think of this verse: “Let my prayer rise […]

Psalm 139 (Psalms on the Trail)

O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.” Psalm 139:1-2 I am not sure which psalm is my favorite.  It depends on the day I suppose.  But Psalm 139 is certainly in my final top three.  Before I […]

Psalm 83 (Psalms on the Trail)

“Let them know that you, whose name is I AM— you alone are the Most High over all the earth.” Psalm 83:18 Reflection:  There was a shift for me today while praying. Usually I think of my morning practice of contemplative, silent prayer as sitting in God’s loving presence.  I’m here and God is there, […]

Psalm 63 (Psalms on the Trail)

Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name.  Psalm 63:3-4 My body matters, and I believe it wants to be included in my prayers with God. When I “wait […]