Category Archives: Friends

A prayer, September 11, 2021

Gracious God,
twenty years on
we remember.

We remember
your precious children killed in
New York
Washington, DC,
Shanksville.

We remember
your precious children killed in
Afghanistan
Iraq
and around the world.

We remember
death
wounded bodies
wounded spirits
wounded souls.

We remember
acts of terror
acts of valor
acts of violence
acts of peace.

We remember
fear
anger
hate
prejudice.

We remember
kindness
courage
grace
generosity.

We remember
people coming together to
reach out
weep
sing
embrace
care.

We remember
songs ended
songs gone
songs created
songs begun
songs lived
songs shared.

Remembering,
may we take bold, faith-filled, hopeful steps
to unlearn the ways of war and
turn to ways that might make peace between people;
to overcome fear of one another
and recognize the dignity and value of every person;
to seek understanding of suffering
and nurture the empathy needed to work to alleviate it; and
to walk the paths of love
that leads to peace and justice.

Remembering Jesus,
in response to your Holy Spirit,
we pray. Amen.

with thanks to Shannan Vance-Ocampo, Chris Shelton, leaders of the United Church of Christ and Come from Away

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Purple flowers guest collection #158

Jacaranda tree
California
Spring 2021
Ann Rhee Menzie

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Purple flowers guest collection #157

Jacaranda flowers and shadow
California
Spring 2021
Ann Rhee Menzie

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Purple flowers, guest collection #156

21 August 2021
Ann Rhee Menzie

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Purple flowers, guest collection #155

Cambria, California
16 August 2021
photo by Ann Rhee Menzie

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Purple flower guest collection, #154

photo by
Anne Rhee Menzie

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Purple flower, guest collection #153

Photo by Ann Rhee Menzie

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Purple, not flowers, butterfly mural

V-Grits
Louisville, Kentucky
10 July 2021

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15 months

You could never have imagined these past fifteen months.
You could not have planned for them.
But you faced them.
You adapted,
you improvised,
you learned,
you wept,
you laughed,
you cursed,
you resisted,
you persisted.
You found strength and love
and grace and hope undreamed of.
You made it this far
and you, awesome you,
will keep on going.

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