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Contemplative Prayer & Photography

Following the first class, people are invited to make their visual prayers by taking photos. Here are some suggestions below. If you want a primer, you can download the class notes.

Photo Assignment for January 25

  • Start each day asking God for wisdom and guidance to see with the heart.

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Prayer in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew

God of our life, whose presence sustains us in every circumstance,

in the unfolding aftermath of storm and distress, we welcome the restoring power of your love and compassion. We open our hearts in sorrow, gratitude, and hope: that those who have been spared nature’s fury as well as those whose lives are changed forever by ravages of wind and water may find solace,

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Prayer for the Syrian Crisis

This prayer written by the Rev. Dr. Laurie Ann Kraus
Coordinator, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance September 4, 2015


God of mercy,
We can no longer pretend to be distant from the heartbreak afflicting your children
who have fled Syria in fear of their lives,

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Prayers of the People

This prayer was offered by Rev. Matthew Nickel in worship on Sunday, June 21, 2015 for the Prayers of the People.


Our lives and the life of the world O God, are constantly in transition.

Change is weekly, if not daily,

like the tides rising and falling,

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