Daily Prayer

September 11

  Reflection On this anniversary of that terrible day, we remember how we were united in shock and pain. There were no divisions then. We did not ask what race, what religion, what political party, or what country of origin of the dead. We did not withhold our compassion from their husbands, wives, partners or children. Americans had been attacked;…

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September 9

Reflection The crossroads have split between our relatively short-lived modern consumer-based society and the planet that birthed our species and sustains every aspect of our existence. The choice is non-negotiable. We can die or we can change our ways. We must seek new meaning and purpose in living in balance with the Earth. It is a choice between the greed-based…

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September 8

Feast of Mary’s Nativity Reflection Miriam of Nazareth abides in the circle of disciples as our sister, a poor woman of the people to whom God has done great things; a young Spirit-filled Jewish woman finding her joy in God; a woman vulnerable to violence in a patriarchal setting; a friend of God who made her own difficult choices with…

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September 7

Reflection Connection with nature lies deep within us. The recognition of the sacred in all creation fills us with peace.  Instinctively we feel our union with all that is. We understand that all originates in the same source and that all is connected. Whether or not we are members of a particular religious tradition we find spiritual nourishment in nature.…

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September 6

Reflection Earth is speaking with an increasingly strident voice. We will continue to deny it and ignore it to our peril. We are living at a time when there is urgency for us to reawaken our spiritual connection with the natural world.  The damaged Earth is calling humanity into a new relationship with it based not on technology and the…

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September 5

Reflection The evening news projects clear images of tornadoes, floods, droughts and hurricanes. When things go awry, we abruptly realize the distortion of our climate. But, we are dependent on earth not only for our bodily survival but also for the renewal of our spirits. There is an Apache Blessing that prays,” May the sun bring you new energy by…

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September 4

Reflection When we speak of the “environment”, what we really mean is a relationship existing between nature and the society which lives in it. Nature cannot be regarded as something separate from ourselves or as a mere setting in which we live. We are part of nature, included in it and thus in constant interaction with it. Recognizing the reasons…

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September 3

Reflection From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world celebrate the Season of Creation. During this time we focus on living out our  our responsibility to care for creation. The theme for 2019 is The Web of Life: Biodiversity as God’s Blessing. Biodiversity matters not only because human well-being depends on stable and thriving ecosystems and the services…

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