Prayer For Uvalde – Lament And Hope, Light In The Darkness

The following liturgy will be prayed this evening, May 26, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. central time in person and online at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Uvalde, Texas. Officiant: Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.People: Thanks be to God.…

Light And Bells For Uvalde

To symbolize our prayers for Uvalde, the lives that were lost and the families, friends, and loved ones who are grieving, we will light 22 luminarias for 22 days outside St. Philip's Episcopal Church & School. Similarly, at noon each day…

Pray For Ukraine, And Then Act

Image by Cynthia A. Marsh, inspired by https://uocofusa.org/news_220124_1 I often remind myself that if I am going to pray for something I also need to align my life and actions with that prayer. It’s a way of giving existence to…

Working Out Our Life – A Sermon On John 17:6-19

In today’s gospel Jesus is praying. He’s not talking to the disciples and he’s not talking to us. He’s not teaching and he’s not giving instructions. He’s praying, and we’re listening in. And what a prayer it is. What do you hear in his prayer? I’m not just asking about what he prays for. I’m asking about what’s behind his prayer. What’s going on in him? What’s his prayer really about?

A Prayer And A Pledge For The 2020 Presidential Election

The following liturgy and pledge were prepared after a conversation the vestry (the parish's governing body) had about how we want to be toward one another in the time leading up to the 2020 presidential election and afterwards. The liturgy…

A Prayer For Law Enforcement Officers

We thank you, O Lord, for the women and men in law enforcement, for their willingness to answer the call to protect and serve, and for their dedication to the safety, well-being, and protection of others. Send your holy angels…

A Prayer For Healthcare Providers

We thank you, O Lord, for all who dedicate themselves to the study and practice of healing. Bless physicians, nurses, technicians, pharmacists, and all others who minister to the sick and suffering. Grant them wisdom and skill, sympathy, and patience.…

A Prayer Concerning COVID-19

By Original author: Pharexia - This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this file:  BlankMap-World-Microstates.svg.Data derived from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York Times, CNBC, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons God the…

Blessing Of The Backpacks: A Prayer For The Start Of School

Liturgies and prayer often mark moments of transition. Baptism, marriage, confirmation, and reconciliation are examples of that. What about beginning the new school year? It also is a time of transition. The new year represents growth and change; moving to…

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