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Absalom Jones

Today’s prayer is from the same book as Monday’s prayer. The prayer is entitled, A Thanksgiving Prayer for the Abolition of the African Slave Trade (1808) by Absalom Jones. Absalom Jones wrote this prayer in response to The Slave Trade … Continue reading

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A New Series of Posts for February

During the month of February, on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I will offer prayers from African American brothers and sisters. Black history is American history. More so, Black Christian history is Christian history. Our shared roots run deep into … Continue reading

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 76th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. So today I remember. In addition to what my sister Amy mentions below, I remember the role pastors associated with the Christian … Continue reading

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Wherever Our Gaze is Set

Catherine of Siena (d. 1380 at the age of 33) lived in a community dedicated to good works. This excerpt is from a letter to a monk named Bartolomeo Dominici. “God has loved us without being loved, but we love … Continue reading

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Healing & Resilience

“Everything, given time and nurturing, is moving toward balance and healing. The mushrooms that cleaned the land after nuclear trauma… the process of forest growth after a fire… the way our skin heals after a cut… stronger than before. Healing … Continue reading

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