United Church of Christ

Devotional Subject: Prayer

Getting to know Yusuf, tortured in Africa for being gay and now seeking protection in the United States, has transformed the ministry of a UCC congregation in Los Angeles. The church is helping him fight a legal battle to avoid being returned to persecution in his homeland.


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.


Marchaé Grair

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


Martin B. Copenhaver

Politics ain't beanbag.


In the 1960’s, my mother and father left the church they grew up in for many reasons. One thing they really objected to was the idea that we shouldn’t ask for too much in life because we’ll get our reward in Heaven—also known as “pie in the sky, in the bye and bye.”


Lillian Daniel

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


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. 


Christians known by their love.


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


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