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Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Robin Tanner
    We, the willing, follow the threads to one another; past rightness and quips and tweets. We will find one another and persist past sunrise.
  • By Becky Brooks
    What DO we do in the face of evil? Anything. Everything. Pray, protest, bake, hug, grieve, wail, laugh, explain, linger, research, fight, cry. What we absolutely must not do is ignore it.

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Douglas Taylor
    A prayer for gun violence
  • By Alison Miller
    We pray for the three Jewish congregations who meet at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Each time love’s sanctuaries are pierced by weaponized hate, we grow stronger in our resolve to strategically eradicate oppression, and the roots of oppression, and to limit access to guns.
  • By Molly Brewer
    I will not tell you that everything is okay right now; that there is no reason to be angry; that you must be optimistic or at peace.
  • By Leslie Takahashi
    This is a prayer for when words fail, for when they are not big enough or small enough to slip into the little cracks left in our hearts by...
  • By Eliot Brian Chenowith
    How many more Sundays will the preacher in black robes and the solemn shuffle of papers Read the names of those whose light was...
  • By Lori Walke
    Gracious God, the week was filled with moments when words escaped me. They would not come. Forgive me, Holy One —I know it is the preacher’...
  • By Jason Shelton
    "We want our children back. There are too many gone too soon." In December 2017, Rev. Jason Shelton was invited to lead singing at the...
  • By Anya Sammler-Michael
    I put my faith in you. I put my faith in every one of you who woke up this morning with the weight of loss—manifesting as numbness, anger,...
  • By Caitlin Cotter Coillberg
    As the news cycle brings us images of terror and heartbreak once again, We grieve together As each of us faces into this new level of...
  • By Sharon Wylie
    You whose hearts are broken, come in. You whom pain has touched, and sorrow, and shock. You who have cried this week, and read the news...
  • By Lyn Cox
    Spirit of Life and Love, known by many names and yet fully known by none, we give thanks for this time and this place of renewal. We give thanks for the ability to begin again: after the disaster, after the tragedy, after the loss, after meeting the challenge set before us. Grant us the courage to...
  • By Margaret Weis
    Holy One, our hearts are weary; are tired; and are breaking. Our hearts are stretching as they are pulled and pushed, bruised and battered...
  • By Elena Westbrook
    Note: these words were written for a Sunday following a significant national tragedy Far too often, we are forced to confront the terrible...
  • By Audette Fulbright Fulson
    The days that come and carry away your spirit, your spark — bow down. Lay your head on the hard earth and let your brokenness join the...
  • By Keith Kron
    Today, and forever, I grieve the loss of life. I grieve for the people who died in [name of most recent shooting]. I grieve for their...
  • By Karen G. Johnston
    Inexplicable. How we rise each morning, instead of burying our heads under bedcovers, sewing them shut. Why we keep on welcoming babies...
  • By Kristin Grassel Schmidt
    Spirit of Life, Source of all, to this beautiful place to this hallowed time and in the midst of this kindred company we bring hearts...
  • By Thomas Rhodes
    Let us enter into a time of meditation, contemplation, and prayer. Feel the earth beneath your feet as it supports you. Feel the love of...
  • By Laura Horton-Ludwig
    Spirit of Life and Love, we are here because we believe what we do matters. We are here because we believe how we live our life matters...
  • By Krista Taves
    Spirit of Life that flows through our hearts like a never ending stream, On this blessed day we are filled with gratitude to find ourselves...
  • By Lisa Doege
    "Why a flaming chalice?” the question comes. It’s the cup of life, we answer.
  • By John Gibb Millspaugh, Sarah Gibb Millspaugh
    Let us pause, and breathe, and be in touch with the sacred presence that permeates all, including this room, now. Web of All...of life,...
  • By Melanie Morel-Ensminger
    Spirit of Life, hold us in our pain and comfort us in our grief. Our grief feels boundless; our rage eats at us. We feel pain for all the...
  • By Kathleen McTigue, Eric Cherry
    All violence is framed by blood. Our scars are the red line reminders— for the survivors, and all who follow later. See them, and do not...
  • By Sue Phillips
    Holy One, We are on our knees In awe and supplication For we have remembered the incomprehensible value Of every human life. We have heard...