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Prayer: On the Beatitudes

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be satisfied. Generous God, bless those who are zealous in their quest for justice and keep them on a path that is always directed toward you. Fill them and us with a desire to see your “little ones” cared for and treated with dignity ...
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Baptism: God Calls Us Each by Name

When I baptized a baby recently, one of the folks in attendance felt that she had missed something.   Approaching me afterwards in the narthex, she asked, “Didn’t we used to put salt in the baby’s mouth?”   Yes, the hypothetical “we” did do that before the ritual commonly used now was adopted. I guess ...
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Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

“And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did ...
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Fourth Week of Advent: Accept the Invitation

God, open our hearts to the invitation and challenges placed before us in the Gospel. May our anticipation of the celebration of Christmas encourage us in our work for justice in the world. We ask these things in Jesus' name. Amen.   Adapted from Advent Awakenings, Year C: Say Yes to God, published by RENEW International
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Second Week of Advent: Make Straight the Way!

God, Father of us all, your servant John the Baptist proclaimed you in the wilderness. May we listen to that call and hear you as well in those who call to us now. Make us more attentive to your Word: forgive us for when we have not listened to you, and help us to prepare for your ...
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The Name of Jesus

John Adams, one of the great patriots of the American Revolution and one of the architects of our government, led a complex religious life.   He was a practicing Protestant Christian, born a Congregationalist, but his religious views evolved over time until, at last, he became a Unitarian, meaning that he did ...
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