I often wonder what god is actually being worshipped in conservative America. But I am far from alone in that. Here are a score of satirical depictions of American gun worship.
This prayer was sourced from a Forest Church liturgy at Brigid’s Mantle by Gelli Ma
Prayer to the Sacred Three
Sacred Three, whose love spirals the Universe
I ask you to guide my footsteps
To open my eyes, to reveal your presence
in the world that is your gift to me.
May the blessing of the Father be in
the depth of earth, the stability of rock,
the turning of the seasons
to hold and protect me.
May the blessing of the Christ be in
the life that springs forth from the earth
creatures, trees and plant life
companions in my journey
May the blessing of the Spirit be in
the eddying waters, the zephyrs of air
the breath of God’s love
to ward me and guide me.
When did Christians start meeting on a Sunday? Many assume that it’s a tradition that arose centuries after the apostles. And yet evidence survives within the Bible itself that churches began meeting on the first day of the week soon after the resurrection of Jesus on the first day of the week.
For instance, in Acts 29:7 we are told, “On the FIRST DAY of the week, when we met to break bread, Paul was holding a discussion with them; since he intended to leave the next day, he continued speaking until midnight.”
And Paul himself writes, in 1 Corinthians 16:2, that “On the FIRST of every week, each of you is to put aside and save whatever extra you earn, so that collections need not be taken when I come.”
So gathering, breaking bread, talks, and taking up collections, all things which we practice on a Sunday today, were practiced by the earliest churches on that same day.
A blessing from the book of Genesis:
May God give you heaven’s dew
and earth’s richness—
an abundance of grain and new wine.
In the Fading Summer Sun
In the fading of the summer sun,
the shortening of days, cooling breeze,
swallows’ flight and moonlight rays
we see the Creator’s hand
In the browning of leaves once green,
morning mists, autumn chill,
fruit that falls frost’s first kiss
we see the Creator’s hand
– Author Unknown
The following prayers are for prosperity. To engage your body as well as your mind you may wish to inscribe a word from these prayers on a large seed to bury in the ground. May you and yours be blessed so you may bless others.
May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Yes, this will be the blessing for the man who fears the Lord. May the Lord bless you from Zion; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life. May you live to see your children’s children— peace be on Israel.
What if the idol “cast in the shape of a calf” was not bovine in appearance at all? With all that aimless wandering in the desert, maybe they were fitness junkies?
I have no doubt if Moses were alive today he’d be condemned by Evangelicals as a Never Trumper. How dare he make it so difficult for Christians to support corrupt politicians!