Tag Archives: Prayer

Praying by Name for School Teachers and Staff

On Sunday my congregation prayed for the teachers and staff of our community’s schools. We prayed for them by name – over 100 of them. I asked each student in my church to make a list of their teachers and their … Continue reading

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Morning Prayer Following the Elections

Tomorrow at my congregation, Grace Lutheran on the East Side of Saint Paul, we will gather to pray for our state and nation following the elections. Please join us – in person, or in spirit. Morning Prayer On the Occasion of … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Memorial Day

I noticed that in Evangelical Lutheran Worship, the worship book of my church, there are no specific prayers for Memorial Day or the occasion of remembering those who died in service to our country. There are prayers for the armed … Continue reading

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Kneeling During Lent

On Sunday at the closing of our Sunday School ministry – a gathering of all the children's Sunday School classes we call "Closing Devotion" – I talked with the kids about bending down. It was the First Sunday in Lent, … Continue reading

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Praying at the Foot of the Flag

See You at the Pole risks turning the discipline of Christian prayer into a segregated rally that can unnecessarily divide the school community.
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The Kingdom of God is like Two Target Gift Cards

Lectionary 17 (9th Sunday after Pentecost)Genesis 18:20-32; Luke 11:1-13Sunday, July 25, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. I was out shopping with my girls the other night.  … Continue reading

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Funerals: For the Living or for the Dead?

"Funerals are not for the dead, but for the living." That's a popular sentiment, and one which I've uttered many times.  After all, at the funeral we speak words of comfort to those who are mourning, and words of hope … Continue reading

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