Wednesday Prayers: A Peaceful Night, and a Perfect End

I've been using Phyllis Tickle's version of the Daily Offices for the last few weeks (or, I should say, I've resumed the habit). Compline might be my favorite office. I love that there's confession before slumber-- it relieves me of all the dumbshit things I've done during the day (that I'd otherwise fret about once the lights go out).

I suppose this points to a specific prayer request of you this week: wiser decisions during the day (and less guilt about old stuff).

Can I pray for you this week? Is there anything that will help you rest easier?


  1. Yes, please. This has been a pastorally needy week here, and it just keeps coming. I need prayers as i walk through the Valleys with these people... Grace and peace for them, and for me.

  2. A family here had a daughter murdered by her husband. The grief of the congregation and the community...

    My own marriage is in jeopardy and could make it so that I won't make it to seminary. But I guess just make me open to whatever happens is what I need help praying. Sometimes writing it makes me feel better.

  3. Big stuff, ladies. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to pray over you.


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins