Devotional Subject: Prayer

Devotional Subject: Prayer

Ghastly Prayer

Mary Luti

What I pray for when I'm distraught, terrified, enraged, or overwhelmed is not what I pray for when I'm peaceful, content, hopeful, and safe.


Prayer Warriors

Marchaé Grair

As a child, I didn't always understand the term "prayer warriors." What kind of war were they fighting?


Prayer in the Midst of a Bar Fight

Martin B. Copenhaver

Politics ain't beanbag.


A Loaded Statement and the Benefit of the Doubt

Lillian Daniel

Sometimes when Christians say, "I'll pray for you," it's a loaded statement.


When You Pray

Jennifer Garrison Brownell

Here's what I say I believe about prayer. I believe that when you or I pray, it changes us and it changes God, too. 


Witness of Love (May 23 - 29)

Christians known by their love.


Thank God for Grandparents

Today, let's acknowledge the work of grandparents and elders. Their faith lives on in the new generations.


You'd Better Know God for Yourself

The power in life is the Presence of God. Therefore, let us approach the Stillspeaking God with unrelenting desire, trusting God and letting go.


All Saints Day

Every year on November 1, All Saints Day, I remember Sacred Heart cemetery in the town where I grew up. It was a huge Polish cemetery situated on a long sloping hill next to a busy intersection. Starting at dusk on November 1, the eve of the Catholic All Souls Day, the entire cemetery would be lit up with thousands of red votive candles on nearly every grave. It looked like the dead were getting ready to have a party and had turned on all the lights in the house.


"That they may all be one" – The Motto of the United Church of Christ

A rabbi told me that a town with two Jews would need three synagogues: The one I go to; The one you go to; and one neither one of us would be caught dead in. Christians are much the same. But Jesus' prophetic words assure us that someday, God's people will ALL be one – within and across faith groups.