Category Archives: Prayer

A Prayer for Those Who Want to Help

Restrain us, O Most Holy One, from presuming what others should think or feel, or what they should do.  Give us the wisdom to hear their words, have compassion for their hurts, and understanding of their needs. Let our hearts … Continue reading

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Remembering

Remembering We remember the chill silence as quiet as a snowfall, when unyielding footsteps crunched softly as though across thin ice. We remember the steady drip drip drip of dark venom spreading down ink-filled gutters. We remember the drawn curtains, … Continue reading

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Silence

Deborah Beach Giordano © April 9, 2018 Mark 16:1-8 ~ told by Deborah After the sabbath, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, in order to anoint him. Very early on the first day of the week, … Continue reading

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A Cry from the Heart

Deborah Beach Giordano © October 2, 2017 Again Once again we learn of “man’s inhumanity to man.” And we grieve and cry out to God. A Cry from the Heart Holy One, be merciful to us and bless us. We … Continue reading

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Psalm for a Troubled People

Deborah Beach Giordano © August 14, 2017 Psalm 90 ~ interpreted by Deborah Almighty God, in You we live and move and have our being. Before the mountains arose, before the seas brought forth life, from everlasting to everlasting, You are. … Continue reading

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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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