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Meditation on Goodness
by Samuel A. Trumbore Goodness is a means, not an end.Look within.Who can stop the hungerFor more than we deserve?Who can prevent a jealous thought From urging us to protect our hearts?Who can ward off all the uncertaintiesThat ...

O God, we beseech you
by Anne E. Treadwell O God, we beseech you, by your great goodness defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, for the love of the world over which you watch. Support us, we pray, all the days of this troublous life, ...

God of goodness,
by Lucinda S. Duncan God of goodness, you are the life of life, the breath of all, the eternal yet ever-changing wholeness into which infinity is poured and from which life is born anew.To you I offer myself, with you I simply ...

All too often, we pace the geometries of our walled gardens
by John Millspaugh ... fashion a network of mutuality and extend it into the larger world.In these ways, we forge lives of goodness and beauty;In these ways, we know the life of prayer.

Pastoral Thought: December 16, 2001
by Tess Baumberger ... with you.It is a responsive prayer, please respond with the words "May we find peace."Spirit of Life, Goodness and Peace:May we find peace.When our world is worn with war:May we find peace.When our lives ...

Let us be united in the spirit of aspiration
by John Cummins ... child of earth is increasingly free from all prisons of the mind and the body and the spirit; until all goodness, justice, and mercy cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. In the name of all earth's ...

Meditation for a Beautiful Day
by Sara Campbell ... comes to dip into the well that nourishes our hungry spirits. Each of us comes with our own cup of goodness to pour into the well. We drink together. May we be strengthened in our bonds of love and peace.

We Come To This Time And Place
by David C. Pohl ... place:To rediscover the wondrous gift of free religious community;To renew the faith in the holiness, goodness, and beauty of life;To reaffirm the way of the open mind and full heart;To rekindle the flame ...

The Chalice is a Symbol
by Debra Faulk ... visions a world flourishing, with equality for all her peopleA faith that demands the living out of goodnessA faith that requires thoughtfulnessA faith of wholenessThis tiny flame is the symbol of the ...

At the start of the Religious Education year
by Ruth E. Gibson ... our fellowship. As you grow, we hope to find you beside us in the long and loving work of creating goodness in the world. CONGREGATION: As members of a church family we promise to stick together, to support ...

God of many names and mystery
by Daniel Kanter ... gratitude.We pray today that all those here might be returned to the core of who we are, grounded in goodness that simmers within and steeped in generosity with all those we know.Today we rejoice in this ...

We Are Whole
by Beth Lefever ... accomplishment, or frenzied activity lest they gape open and disgust.We are whole where we would doubt our own goodness, richness, fullness and depth, where we would doubt our own significance, our own ...

Enter with me that still place within, the center
by Linda J Hoddy ... universe.Here we confront our aspirations and our failings.Though we seek always for our lives to be full of goodness, we sometimes lack courage to right the injustices that confront us.Though we seek ...

Come, yet again, come
by Anne Slater ... we are.We come, with exuberant and joyful hearts, eager to witness to othersWe come, bereft of the goodness of life, wondering, hesitant;We come, just as we are.We come, in the bloom of youth, ready to ...

Psalm 23: A Prayer Dialogue between Chaplain and Patient
by Robin L. Zucker ... with a cool cloth.C: My cup overflows.P: My mouth is so dry, may I have a drink of water?C: Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.P: How many days will that be?C: And I shall ...

For a Church History Service
by Priscilla Murdock ... kindness, the depth of a growing spiritual life, the outreach of action, and the acceptance of our own goodness and potential always be our inspiration and the source of our continuing gratitude to our ...

Psalm 23: A Prayer Dialogue between Chaplain and Patient
by Robin L. Zucker ... with a cool cloth.C: My cup overflows.P: My mouth is so dry, may I have a drink of water?C: Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.P: How many days will that be?C: And I shall ...

To the God above God we turn our thoughts in meditation.
by Gary Kowalski ... systems in the world; To the God above the god of any single religion,      whose goodness and inspiration          are the possession of people ...

When Life Is Messy
by Richard S. Gilbert ... be happy when pain and fatigue beset usAnd we wonder if we can go on.It is easy to do good when our goodness is rewardedAnd we feel the power of pride in accomplishment.It is hard to do good when we suffer ...

New Members Words of Welcome
by Victoria Weinstein ... soul -- needs that render each of us vulnerable, and therefore reliant on each other’s grace and goodness, and generosity of spirit. As members of this church we pledge to be guardians of each other’s ...

Prayer Poem to the Names of God
by Richard M. Fewkes ... none...Allah-Akbar and Ahura Mazda...There is no god but God, the All, Ah! the One,The Righteous One, purity of Fire.Goodness and Truth to inspire,Fight fire with fire, quench the evil desire,Let the ...

May Your Pillow Catch Fire!
by Scott Alexander ... war.It is with this moving story that a recent New York Times article on ‘What Makes for Human Goodness” began. Clearly it was Mrs. Piecuch’s uncommon and courageous goodness which snatched ...

Dreams of Our Nation
by Marie E. deYoung ... ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.”Thank goodness, this election is over. Thank goodness, change is about to happen. But, it will only happen ...

Ceremony of Child Dedication
by Kate Howard ... you may feel safe and wings, so that you may fly. We will strive to share with you the beauty and the goodness of life.All: We will support you and your family through all the experiences of life.

Getting Through the Night
by Mary Wellemeyer ... to enter your thoughts—recognize that this is happening in the midst of a life that still has goodness and hope in it. If you start in on worrying over and over, remind yourself: “wait—I ...

 

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