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 19: Prayer for the Exhausted
May 9, 2022 • Kelley Weber
Episode 21: The Good News
June 6, 2022 • Kelley Weber
Dear Jesus - Thank you that the Good News is Love. We ask that you might show us our behaviors that are getting in the way of our loving people well. What fears might we have of living into perfect love? Are we scared it might put us in places where we’re not comfortable? It might ask us to give of ourselves and our resources more generously. It might mean that things we believed made us special are no longer true. Show us our fears, humble us that we might step into a life of love. Lord, we ask that you put a Jesus in our life. Put someone in our life that models what it means to love others well. Lord, we ask that we might be Jesus for someone else. Allow us to be a model of love for someone who needs to a model. Thank you that it is simple news and that it is truly good. We love you. Amen.
Episode 20: Prayer for Contentment
May 23, 2022 • Kelley Weber
Dear God, Allow us to trust our bodies that they will teach us how to recognize the clinging of our hearts and minds and hands to that which is not life giving to those things we should not worship. Make clear to us the times when we live into the Grace that is offered us in every moment. Help us not just to pay attention but to recognize and shift our behavior so that we may live simply, with contentment. And allow our longing to be only for you. 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.