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  • By Mark L. Belletini
    This is our earth. It falls through heaven like a pearl in a glass of plum wine. There are no other earths that I know of. There are no...
  • By Marni Harmony
    (adapted from the original) ...
  • By Tom Schade
    There is a power at work in the universe. It works through human hands, but it was not made by human hands.
  • By Tamara Lebak
    A prayer about the sacred in the ordinary.
  • By Daniel Chesney Kanter
    To love life is to notice the wonders that abound And To notice the wonders that abound Is to be grounded here and now And To be grounded...
  • By Ma Theresa Gustilo Gallardo
    Ultimate Grace, the heart of every matter, in every perfection and imperfection, in all senses and: tenses, in moments of every right and...
  • By Kate Lore
    Great Spirit of Life, as a new year begins, we turn inward to reflect about the state of our lives: What lessons have we learned in the...
  • By Sheri Phillabaum
    There once was a child who got lost in the woods. As night began to descend, the child became more and more frightened. I’m sure any of us...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    Asked if he was lonesome in his hut on Walden Pond, our neighbor Henry Thoreau famously replied, “How could I be lonely? Don’t I live in the Milky Way?” ...
  • By George Kimmich Beach
    Everything begins on the verge of awareness. The dawn is not and then is. Sleep is and then is not. In between is the awakening. The...
  • By Tess Baumberger
    God, God is water sleeping in high-piled clouds. She is gentle drink of rain, pooling lake, rounding pond, angry flooding river. She is...
  • By Gordon B McKeeman
    How does one address a mystery? Cautiously—let us go cautiously, then, to the end of our certainty, to the boundary of all we know, to the...
  • By Tess Baumberger
    If there is a heaven, it is right here, right now, in this particular arrangement of nature, this happening of earth, moon, and star, this...
  • By Emmy Lou Belcher
    Let us take a moment to settle into the silence. Hear and feel your quiet breathing. Hear and feel the quiet of this room and this...
  • By Victoria E Safford
    Now is the moment of magic, when the whole, round earth turns again toward the sun, and here's a blessing: the days will be longer and...
  • By Susan L Suchocki
    Holy and inexplicable is this life. Please always let me continue to search for the unknown in myself and others.
  • By Elizabeth M Strong
    We are in the midst of the season of celebration. Celebrations: Of the birth of new hope, Of the festival of lights, Of the triumph of...
  • By Elizabeth M Strong
    Please join with me in the spirit of meditation and prayer. We know the leaves are dying. We know that their blaze of beauty is a...
  • By Andrew M Hill
    Great Rainbow Arch your bright light your seven colours your cool dew link sky and earth above the Christmas stable. Hold us all in your...
  • By Sophia Lyon Fahs
    Many of the past generation and many of today have found three abiding values in prayer: the quiet meditation on life, ...
  • By Max A Coots
    Let us pray to the God who holds us in the hollow of his hands -- to the God who holds us in the curve of her arms -- to the God whose...
  • By Michael A Schuler
    Lord of all being, the longer I walk upon this great green earth the less do I understand my purpose in being here; the less am I able to...
  • By Paul S Sawyer
    Loving God, We gather today in humility, Awed by the stone rolled back; And the surprise of the empty tomb. We gather in defiance Of the...
  • By Tess Baumberger
    Oh Divine Spirit, healer of my hurts, consoler of my sorrows, vibrant light of happiness, birther of all life and gentle way of death, hear...
  • By Tess Baumberger
    Oh God of many moments, of night gliding into day, and day seeping into night, of infant milky sleeping breaths and wrinkled, crinkled...
  • By George A Tyger
    Oh power of springtime, ...
  • By Andrew C Backus
    Teach us in the careless, casual moments when we do not ask to be taught.
  • By George G Brooks
    May the love that gives to life its beauty, the reverence that gives to life its sacredness, and the purposes that give to life its deep...
  • By Phyllis B O'Connell
    May the prayers of our hearts and the songs of our lips shared in this holy hour of worship, be with us now in all the days to come. Amen.
  • By Kathy A Huff
    Praise the sun, the moon, the stars, Praise the ant, the tree, the shining leaf. Praise every child large and small, Praise the one within...
  • By Michael DeVernon Boblett
    (May be read responsively) ...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    Blessed are the heavens, for they declare the power of creation. Blessed is the earth, our beloved home, for she is a planet of plenitude...
  • By Elizabeth Tarbox
    Do not live too far in the past or the future. Live now. In each moment expect a miracle: ten kinds of birds at the feeder, and the tracks...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    By our presence here with one another, Hearing the harmony that is the music of the spheres, May some of the harshness and discord of our...
  • By Enid A. Virago
    Go in peace. Hold in your heart the certainty That the spirit of life is with you always. When your heart is torn asunder Or when you soar...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    Go in peace, speak the truth, give thanks each day. Respect the earth and her creatures, for they are alive like you. Care for your body;...
  • By Andrew Pakula
    As you prepare to leave this sacred space Pack away a piece of this church in your heart. Wrap it carefully like a precious gem. Carry it...
  • By John Cummins
    May we never rest until every child of earth in every generation is free from all prisons of the mind and of the body and of the spirit;...
  • By Marjorie Newlin Leaming
    Remembering that the universe is so much larger than our ability to comprehend, let us go forth from this time together with the resolve to...
  • By Kimberly Beyer-Nelson
    In the hours before the birds stream airborne with chiming voice, a silent breath rests in the pines, and upholds the surface of the lake...
  • By Alice Berry
    Children of the earth and sky, we are nurtured, sustained, given warmth and light from above and below. Supported by earth's strong, firm...
  • By Jamie Dorer
    As we light this chalice We take those little sparks Glowing within all of us And combine them to create this flame. —First Parish, Bedford, MA, Coming of Age participant
  • By Laura Horton-Ludwig
    Fire and water, ancient opposites Sun and ocean, the cradle of life Dancing flame and dancing river— We invoke them together today As we kindle our chalice flame.
  • By Nathan C. Walker
    The following meditation will begin and end with the sound of the mindfulness bell. breathing in i am aware of my pain. breathing out i am...
  • By Thomas Rhodes
    Do you seek eternal life? Would you accept it if you knew it was already yours? None of us knows what the future may bring. None of us...
  • By Burton D Carley
    Since the economy is in a kind of black hole, I was interested to read that researchers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have traced the building blocks of the universe back one more step and it leads to the massive black holes in space. We know that the Earth did not spring out of thin air...
  • By Joy Atkinson
    The womb of stars embraces us; remnants of their fiery furnaces pulse through our veins. We are of the stars, the dust of explosions cast...
  • By William F. Schulz
    Regardless of our differences, there are a host of affirmations that we embrace as the basis for our faith. Whatever we think the holy may...
  • By Jay E Abernathy, Jr
    Let us seek the quiet and the calm Let us lay aside our loud calling Let us lay aside our struggle Speak softly: let us listen to the...
  • By Naomi King
    Litany Response: “A Day!” Do we really apprehend what a day is? Do we feel its importance? Do we know its capacity? A day! It has risen...

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