God of the Depressed

On Tuesday, January 19, I offered a prayer on the steps of the Indiana State House as part of a community interfaith prayer service. The invitation said they needed a woman faith leader who could pray as all the dozen or so faith leaders speaking so far were men. I offered this prayer as aContinue reading “God of the Depressed”

Why Prayer Comes First

A bomb. A suicide bomber. A suicide. A horrific, terrible something happens. And people shaped by religious traditions often respond first with prayer. This first response of prayer to bad news is not an isolated act, but often the first of many acts in the face of an unknown future. The fact that religious people oftenContinue reading “Why Prayer Comes First”

Interfaith Prayer for National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Awareness

Great Mystery, on this National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Awareness, we pray for all who live with a mental health challenge and their loved ones. When the night is long and tomorrow seems uncertain, grant us peace.  When mental health challenges overwhelm us, grant us peace. When a new diagnosis causesContinue reading “Interfaith Prayer for National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Awareness”