Our Eyes Were Opened


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Donald Trump Prayer Project

God of the Whirling Planets, grandiose gestures on the part of us humans must seem pretty silly sometimes. Be with President Trump so that his decisions reflect the grandeur of your universe. Amen  5.22.17


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Gentrifying vs. Gentle-fying

Gentrifying: House is purchased for income building
Gentle-fying: House is purchased for neighborhood building
Gentrifying: Security is based on locks, gates, and systems
Gentle-fying: Security is based on friendships and watching out for each other
Gentrifying: Long-time residents may not be welcome
Gentle-fying: Long-time residents are cherished
Gentrifying: Diversity is threatening
Gentle-fying: Diversity is cherished
Gentrifying: My way is the right way
Gentle-fying: Our way is the right way
Gentrifying: The past is obscured as not important
Gentle-fying: The past is celebrated as part of the heritage
Gentrifying: Us vs. Them
Gentle-fying: It’s all Us


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Donald Trump Prayer Project 5.8.17

Holy God, you have said that we shall have no other gods before us. Are you talking about the gods that all people worship, no matter what name they use for you? Gods such as power, greed, control? Help Mr. Trump remember that you call us to serve only you. Amen 5.8.17


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Donald Trump Prayer Project 4.25.17

God of Wisdom, give Mr. Trump true wisdom—not immediate quips; sound judgment—not sound bytes; and deep substance—not shallow reactions. Amen                                              4.25.17


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Donald Trump Prayer Project 4.16.17

God of the Universe, our world is filled with people who call you by different names, who worship you in various ways, and who seek to follow you within their own culture and way of understanding. Help Mr. Trump embrace the beautiful diversity of our globe’s religious life. Amen                           4.16.17


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Donald Trump Prayer Project 3.21.17

Holy God, sometime I am so confounded by President Trump’s actions and comments that I do not even want to pray for him. I ask you to pray with sighs too deep for words for him. I ask you to help me want to pray that you will surround him with your compassionate love and steadfast grace. Amen      3.21.17