Gird Thyself

Take these tools and gird thyself, for weeping may last through the night, but the work begins in the morning.

J Jessica York

Getting Through This Day

I am sick and tired and grieving and ready to quit this country. But I got out of bed, shamed by the thought of letting these ancestors down.

T Theresa Hardy

Meditation on Attention

Pay attention to where you are right now. You are here, in this community, in this sanctuary, on this beautiful blue planet whirling through the tailspin of a galaxy.

N Nancy Reid-McKee

Meditation on the Four Directions

The four directions are not separate and isolated, but rather are part of the interdependent system that makes up the world.

J Julia Hamilton

O God, whom we know as love

O God, whom we know as love, we gather here this morning as seekers and finders, creators and destroyers, givers and receivers of love. From the day of our birth we have asked for love, and yet as we grow and change in time we realize how little we really know about how love is given and how to grow...

W Wayne B Arnason

Paddling, No Water

I have learned some things about life from canoes. I’m not saying I know how to paddle. I have been in canoes twice, and both have been learning experiences. The second time was fun. ...

M Meg Barnhouse

Fierce Urgency

My four-year-old daughter has taught me this lesson: ...

A Ashley Horan

The Love's the Thing

I was a foster parent long before I was a mom, and an inside look at families "in the system" reveals pretty quickly that love and parenthood are two different qualities, and the relationship between them is neither straightforward nor guaranteed. ...

L Lisa Doege

The Strength of Water

The strength of water takes on many, many forms—just as each of you has a unique and necessary strength that you bring to our community and to the work of love. ...

M Molly Housh Gordon and Jamila Batchelder

A Survival Meditation

Breathing in, i am aware of love. Breathing out, i am aware that i am worthy of love.

N Nathan C. Walker

A Prayer for the People of Burma

Spirit of Life, God of Justice, Mother of Creation, comfort those who suffer and struggle for peace and justice in our world.

E Eric Cherry

A Prayer for the Faithifiers

Gracious One, keep watch on the innovators, the trailblazers, the takers of risk. Invite us to be persons of vision and integrity. Help us to remember the mystery from which possibility is born.

H Hilary Allen

A Prayer as the Supreme Court Considers SB 1070

On April 25, the Supreme Court of the United States began hearing oral arguments about the constitutionality of Arizona’s S.B. 1070 law, a law that broadly targets undocumented immigrants. Many across the country, including Unitarian Universalists and other people of faith, anxiously awaited the...

M Marta I Valentín

A Peacemaking Prayer

Spirit of Life and Love, open our own hearts to compassion. Remind us of our complicity and responsibility. Lead us towards generous engagement and move us always towards a vision of peace.

E Eric Cherry

A Mother's Socks

When we are not alienated, when love draws us into the suffering of others, when we see our happiness entwined in their well-being, then generosity is neither foolish nor heroic. It is the simplest and most obvious choice.

J Jeffrey A. Lockwood

A Christmas Prayer

I would have for you the gift of community, a nucleus of love and challenge, to convince you in your soul that you (yes, you!) are a source of light in the world.

M Maureen Killoran

A Father's Day Prayer

Let us praise those fathers who have striven to balance the demands of work, marriage, and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice.

K Kirk D Loadman-Copeland