Of “Midnight Bread…” (Part 3)

“Imagine that one of you has a friend and you go to that friend in the middle of the night.  Imagine saying to that friend, loan me three loaves of bread because another friend of mine on a journey has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.” Luke...

Of “midnight bread” (part 2)…

Our reflection on Jesus’ instructions on prayer in Luke 11:5 continued… Jesus said to his disciples, “Imagine that one of you has a friend and you go to that friend in the middle of the night.  Imagine saying to that friend, loan me three loaves of...

Of “midnight bread”… (part 1)

With this blog post we’ll begin a multi-week series looking at Jesus’ instructions on praying for others in Luke 11:5… Luke 11:5 “Imagine that one of you has a neighbor-friend and you go that neighbor-friend in the middle of the night.  Imagine...

Of Being a Praying Congregation…

Last Sunday we had an amazing time of congregational prayer during our monthly prayer lab.  We prayed for our nation and our world in the midst of violence, hatred, racism, fear, mistrust, marginalization, polarization, and disunity.  We together slowly and...

Of Prayers For These Times…

Sometimes (actually most times) when I read or hear about the suffering and struggle in our world I find that my own words in prayer seem to come up short in my desire to express grief and sorrow and beg God break into our world and provide God’s healing by...

Of Words That Need To Be Spoken…

As I last posted on this blog, when immediately faced with the news of the terror and tragedy in Orlando I could do nothing but sit in the silence of mourning and grief.  Words seemed insufficient (and frankly still do).  But certain words must be spoken…and in...