30 March 2022 – Pause & Pray

Art: “Non-Violent Resistance” by Judy Baca, https://sparcinla.org/non-violent-resistance/

Every Wednesday we invite you to Pause and Pray with us.

PRAY:

I bow to the sacred in all creation.
May my spirit fill the world with beauty and wonder.
May my mind seek truth with humility and openness.
May my heart forgive without limit.
May my love for friend, enemy, and outcast be without measure.
May my needs be few and my living simple.
May my actions bear witness to the suffering of others.
May my hands never harm a living being.
May my steps stay on the journey of justice.
May my tongue speak for those who are poor without fear of the powerful.
May my prayers rise with patient discontent until no child is hungry.
May my life’s work be a passion for peace and nonviolence.
May my soul rejoice in the present moment.
May my imagination overcome death and despair with new possibility.
And may I risk reputation, comfort, and security to bring this hope to the children.

MEDITATE:

“41 As Jesus came near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42saying, ‘If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.” – Luke 19:41-42, NRSV

LISTEN:

“For One Great Peace,” by Shirley Erena Murray and Jim Strathdee
Guitar and Vocals: Joshua Birns-Sprague


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