An Advent Poem

In our secret yearningswe wait for your coming,and in our grinding despairwe doubt that you will. And in this privileged placewe are surrounded by witnesses who yearn more than do weand by those who despair more deeply than do we. Look upon your church and its pastorsin this season of hopewhich runs so quickly to... Continue Reading →

Recapture Me

Fleeing what I do not know, I flee to where I cannot go.  Recapture me. The bridge between my heart and mind, you come across myself to find. Recapture me. You come and knock on imagination’s door, you come to show to know you; Is what eyes and ears are for. With ears that hear... Continue Reading →

God Alone Suffices

Nada te turbe, Let nothing disturb you, nada te espante Let nothing frighten you, todo se pasa, All things pass away: Dios no se muda, God never changes. la paciencia todo lo alcanza, Patience obtains all things quien a Dios tiene He who has God nada le falta Finds he lacks nothing; solo Dios basta.... Continue Reading →

A Psalm: The Lockdown of Covid

Psalm 137 Covid Version: In the lockdown of Covid, Indoors we stayed, and wept, When we remembered friends, family, sanity and jobs. In the churches we silenced our tongues, and muzzled our faces, For the Government required of us fearful obeisance to the gods of bureaucratic scientism & the spin of half-truths. Why should we... Continue Reading →

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In Love and Adoration

Having participated in two funerals in the last week, I offer this prayer that I have adapted to allow for two perspectives: the beloved one who has died and the beloved ones who are grieving.  I wanted to share this because the experiences have been so unusual given the social distancing and other attendant Coronavirus... Continue Reading →

Disturb us, Lord

Disturb us, Lord, when We are too well pleased with ourselves, When our dreams have come true Because we have dreamed too little, When we arrived safely Because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord, when With the abundance of things we possess We have lost our thirst For the waters of... Continue Reading →

Praying for Palestinian Justice

The Wave of Prayer ministry enables local and international friends of Sabeel to pray over regional concerns on a weekly basis. Sent to Sabeel’s network of supporters, the prayer is used in services around the world and during Sabeel’s Thursday Communion service; as each community in its respective time zone lifts these concerns in prayer... Continue Reading →

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