Episode 8: Value of Others

January 24, 2022 • Kelley Weber

God of Abraham, Who sustains us through relationship over rightness, Through covenant over correctness. We ask that you speak in and through your church. Teach us to love what you love. Make us mediators of your light to the world. Not the easy light of Sunday school songs, But the radical light of redress and recompense. May the dungeon’s doors be cast wide open and those seasoned fears, those generational wounds Be tended to with our very lives. Teach us to be a community of forgiveness, that draws Endlessly from your love until we learn That we are all, in fact, the other - all of us grasping For love in wrong places. Teach us to reach for one another because the value of the other Is that it is in the other, that we find You. Amen

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Episode 19: Prayer for the Exhausted

May 9, 2022 • Kelley Weber

God of all love and mercy - rain your grace down on us this day. Cover us with healing waters that wash away the worry, that allow us to let go of what we can’t control. Give us a moment to catch our breath. Give us room to be grateful. We ask for a respite as we are in need of rest. We are tired, Lord. We are tired. Hear our prayer. Amen.

Episode 18: Prayer as an Act

April 11, 2022 • Kelley Weber

Dear One, Teach us to care. Teach us to care by teaching us to pray. Teach us to care so that we do not co-sign on dysfunction, but rather become a companion towards Grace. Teach us to be in wonder before the beauty of creation, especially the creation of your people who have come to think of themselves as less than. Teach us to use each act of caring as an act of praying so that the person being cared for experiences dignity instead of condescension. Dear One, Teach us not to care. Teach us to tread softly, aware that you were here long beforehand creating, loving, and wooing. Teach us the humility of not jumping to solutions, so that we do not use anyone’s need as a workshop to cobble together makeshift, messianic work that inflates our own importance. Teach us not to exhaust our resources so that we have the time and energy and space to realize that this work is done on holy ground and in your holy name, that people and communities in need are not a wasteland where we feverishly and faithlessly set up shop, but a garden, a rose garden, in which we work contemplatively. Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehood. Teach us to care and not to care. Teach us to sit still, even among these rocks. Amen.

Episode 17: Generosity & Silence

April 4, 2022 • Kelley Weber