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A Christmas Prayer

A prayer given at Pillar Church in Holland, Michigan on December 24, 2018. God of Advent’s light, In the beginning, you hovered over chaos and from your imagination spoke a Word to order the dew of a new reality, a word voiced from the deep primordial darkness…
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December 24, 2018
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Easter Prayer: Awake!

Christ… in rising from the dead you are revealed as no passive sufferer or victim, but rather the leaderwho pioneers humanityin the successful expedition into the Kingdom of God.   The Kingdom that has no boundary or wall;the Kingdom where every passport is stamped with your blood;The Kingdom where…
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April 1, 2018
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A Prayer for the People

Holy God, source of all that is good, true, and beautiful, reveal yourself to us.  We humbly bow before you, glorifying your name, which is above all names.   Remind us we are called to be your light to the world.  We are a people called…
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June 28, 2017
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Fire

Gracious Holy Spirit, spark of the eternal Word, you hovered over chaos, then established order by first giving the world the fire of your presence. You, God’s flame, broke open the bright abyss… You, the Eternal light, ignited a desert bush… You, the Father’s breath,…
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October 6, 2016
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Hope College Christmas Vespers 2014

A prayer given at Hope College’s Christmas Vespers service, December 2014 in Holland, MI. Eternal God, who reigns forever and ever, as we pause in the silence between notes, as we prepare to gather our lives and return to our homes, we stop, now, in a prayerful…
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December 8, 2014
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Hope College Christmas Vespers 2013

A prayer given at Hope College’s Christmas Vespers service, December 2013 in Holland, MI. Eternal God of Peace, we pause now, between notes, in reflective repose to rededicate ourselves to your Gift– the Gift that silences our voices and invites a posture of attentive wonder and…
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December 10, 2013
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Hope College Christmas Vespers 2012

A prayer given at Hope College’s Christmas Vespers service, December 2012 in Holland, MI. Eternal Lord of Hosts, who, by rights, rules both day and night and sets the bounds of time so that time itself might be bound to you. As we reach the…
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December 9, 2012
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Hope College Christmas Vespers 2011

A prayer given at Hope College’s Christmas Vespers service, December 2011 in Holland, MI. Eternal God, as we near to the conclusion of this service, we will fulfill our worship only if we pause to offer our public confession of praise and a re-dedication of…
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December 7, 2011
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Hope College Christmas Vespers 2010

A prayer given at Hope College’s Christmas Vespers service, December 2010 in Holland, MI. Triune God of hope, giver of all good gifts, the hour of peace has come where you have invited each of us to receive in faith the gift wrapped under Mary’s arms. This…
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December 8, 2010