Tag: prayer

December 31 2017

After a FB post in December 2016, it’s now been a year that the Church for Church Workers Facebook Group has been connecting and engaging.  While activities have and will continue to change with the rhythms and seasons of life, I am[…]

June 14 2017

A few years ago I wrote a prayer in response to gun violence and the overwhelming number of gun related incidents that week. Sadly, the normalization of gun violence in the United States continued to escalate. The news continues to[…]

January 14 2016
#40WordPrayer Lenten Devotional by Bruce Reyes-Chow

I am so very excited about my Lenten devotional from Westminster John Knox Press, 40 Days, 40 Prayers, 40 Words: Lenten Reflections for Everyday Life, affectionately known as #40WordPrayer. I had a great time writing this and is, in many ways, a[…]

April 7 2015
#40WordPrayer on Justice — Bruce Reyes-Chow

#40WordPrayer on JUSTICE [God] expected justice, but saw bloodshed; righteousness, but heard a cry! — Isaiah 5:7b alt. The world is always crying for justice — from the prisons, from the streets, from the storms, from the soil, from the[…]

April 4 2015
#40WordPrayer on Security — Bruce Reyes-Chow

#40WordPrayer on SECURITY “If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and destroy both our holy place and our nation.” — John 11:48 God, we live with suspicion. We build[…]

April 1 2015
#40WordPrayer on Community — Bruce Reyes-Chow

Ash Wednesday — #40WordPrayer on Community Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? — Isaiah[…]

April 1 2015
#40WordPrayer on Courage — Bruce Reyes-Chow

40 Word Prayer on COURAGE You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.” — Psalm[…]

April 1 2015
#40WordPrayer on Story — Bruce Reyes-Chow

#40WordPrayer on STORY “It was this Moses whom they rejected when they said, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge?’ and whom God now sent as both ruler and liberator through the angel who appeared to him in the[…]

April 1 2015
#40WordPrayer on Time — Bruce Reyes-Chow

#40WordPrayer on TIME For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. — Ecclesiastes 3:1 God, often my spirit is overwhelmed by the options, by my schedule, by the very act of choosing what and when[…]

April 1 2015
#40WordPrayer on Revenge — Bruce Reyes-Chow

#40WordPrayer on REVENGE Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit. From you let my vindication come; let your eyes see the right. — Psalm 17:1-2 God, please[…]

April 1 2015
#40WordPrayer on Lust — Bruce Reyes-Chow

#40WordPrayer on LUST [T]he Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment—especially those who indulge their flesh in depraved lust, and who despise authority. — 2 Peter[…]

April 1 2015
#40WordPrayer on Distress — Bruce Reyes-Chow

#40WordPrayer on DISTRESS In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong-doing. — Job 1:22 God, when I’m in distress sometimes I just don’t understand. Why me? What did I do wrong? Why won’t you help? It[…]

April 1 2015
#40WordPrayer on Sights — Bruce Reyes-Chow

#40WordPrayer on SIGHTS I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. — Psalm 27:13 As I look into the world, I see death all around me: so much suffering, so much[…]

April 1 2015
#40WordPrayer on Imitation — Bruce Reyes-Chow

#40WordPrayer on IMITATION Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. — Philippians 3:17 God, I am your creation, wonderfully, lovingly, and uniquely made. But you have created others[…]

April 1 2015
#40WordPrayer on Worry — Bruce Reyes-Chow

#40WordPrayer on WORRY How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! — Matthew 23:37b There is so much that can go wrong that all[…]

April 1 2015
#40WordPrayer on Faith — Bruce Reyes-Chow

#40WordPrayer on FAITH For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. — Romans 4:2 God, your grace is not extended to me because of what I have achieved, what I have[…]

April 1 2015
#40WordPrayer on Miracles — Bruce Reyes-Chow

#40WordPrayer on MIRACLES Remember the wonderful works God has done, God’s miracles, and the judgments God uttered. — Psalm 105:5 alt. My view of the world is blurred by violence, by hunger, by poverty, by exclusion, by hatred. God, when[…]

April 1 2015
#40WordPrayer on Doors — Bruce Reyes-Chow

#40WordPrayer on DOORS “When once the owner of the house has got up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then in reply he will say to[…]

April 1 2015
#40WordPrayer on Purpose — Bruce Reyes-Chow

#40WordPrayer on PURPOSE So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. — Psalm 63:2 God, I feel lost. I am wandering. I am searching. Help me to find meaning, to know purpose, to find belonging[…]

April 1 2015
#40WordPrayer on Listening — Bruce Reyes-Chow

#40WordPrayer on LISTENING Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. — Revelation 3:6 The noise of the world is so loud my eyes, my ears, and my mind get overwhelmed. God[…]

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