Back in the fall I enjoyed incorporating an examen prayer meditation into several worship services and youth gatherings. The meditation I used was adapted from Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life by Dennis Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn, and Matthew Linn. As I prepared the prayers of the people for morning worship at Fourth […]
These are various prayers offered during public worship services, mostly as "prayers of the people."
Gracious God, in this moment our hearts and minds are full— filled with the inspiration and hope we come here to feel; filled with happiness and joy from the many blessings of our lives; filled with anxieties and fears from the challenges we face; filled with sadness and grief from our failures and losses. Even […]
Sunday was a big day at the congregation I serve, Fourth Presbyterian Church. It was the first Sunday in the pulpit for our new pastor, Shannon Johnson Kershner. I am not alone in being super excited about Shannon’s arrival and what it will mean for Fourth Church moving forward. The energy on Sunday was palpable. […]