Category Archives: Prayer

When Violence Arises

Deborah Beach Giordano © June 3, 2017 I wrote this prayer/cry to God in response to the attacks in London today, and reflecting on those in Alexandria, Tanta, Al-Fu’ah, Kafraya, Rashidin, and other places too: Holy One, I just want … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Psalm

On Memorial Day The earth sings to the Beloved: a mournful hymn for those who have died on its countless battlefields: “Too soon, too many, our children sleep within my breast; their bodies still, their voices silenced, their families bereft; … Continue reading

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I Will Prepare a Place for You…

  Deborah Beach Giordano © May 15, 2017 John 14:1-6 ~ as told by Deborah “Don’t go crazy with worry because I’m leaving. Have faith in God, and in me, too. There’s a lot of room in my Father’s house. I … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Shield

The Lorica of Saint Patrick, reinterpreted I arise today through the gracious power of the Eternal: Creator, Redeemer, Enlivening Spirit breathing into me, lifting me up, strengthening my faith and my courage. I arise today inspired by the life, death … Continue reading

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Psalm 27 ~ Faith in Challenging Times

Psalm 27 ~ as interpreted by Deborah The Lord is my light and my life, what do I have to fear? The Lord is my sanctuary, who can harm me? When evildoers attack me they will stutter and stumble and fail. … Continue reading

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God, Alone

You Alone, O Eternal You alone, O Eternal, are worthy of our praise; in You alone we place our faith and trust; on You alone do we rely. When evil threatens to overwhelm us, You are our rock, our fortress, … Continue reading

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A Cry in the Darkness

Ultimate Meaning As Christians we are often guilty of what a friend of mine calls “fluffy bunny theology.” A faith based on sunshine and flowers and little lambs bounding through green pastures. But life is not always easy or pleasant. … Continue reading

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