Prayer for Ending War

Praying for Peace and Justice on May 19, 2024

The Last Laugh

‘O Jesus Christ! I’m hit,’ he said; and died.

Whether he vainly cursed or prayed indeed, …
(https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/51784/the-last-laugh-56d22fc2c2366)

Prayer:

Holy One, please help us to remember what war really is — hundreds upon thousand of young lives lost and mutilated.  In World War I, the number was in the millions — and I might add, 8 million horses as well.  Please help us repent our continued cooperation in this, the worst sin we commit.  Amen.

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Prayer for a Climate for Love of Creation

Praying for Peace and Justice on May 26, 2024

My heart sank when I read some news this week about the impacts of climate change wrought upon Earth. To name and face the suffering in our world is an act of courage says Buddhist Thich Nhat Hahn, an act expressed by those dedicated to the healing of the world, as we are.

  1. 5/15 – New CO2 finding from ice core samples from Antarctica:  – “CO2 Rising 10 Times Faster Than Any Time in Recorded History of 50,000 years.” The rate of this unprecedented increase is because capacity of the Southern oceans cto absorb CO2 is weakening as a result of global warming.

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A Prayer for Justice in Our Foster Care System

Praying for Peace and Justice on April 14, 2024

God, We pray for the foster care system in our state and country. We pray that You be with all members of the foster system, along every step of the way, and through every difficult situation. We pray for case workers and social workers, that they have wisdom and tenderness when caring for needy families. We pray for lawmakers and judges who work in foster care cases, that they have insight and mercy for families in crisis. We pray for foster homes, that they would be blessed in taking care of foster kids. …

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A Prayer for Greater Mental Health Awareness

Praying for Peace and Justice on April 27, 2024

Let us pray—
Holy one, we ask that you help us all be more aware of the role that mental health
plays in each of our lives and that the providers, organizations, systems that are tasked
to help us continue to lead and grow strong in their efforts. Amen

Background

May is almost here and May is Mental Health Awareness month. Most of you know that I’ve been in the children’s mental health field for most of my career either as a special education teacher, a program administrator for young children, or as a policy developer.…

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