These prayers were first prayed by Rev. Pamela Short for the People of Prayer of the Tontogany Presbyterian Church.
From Ambrose of Milan (340–397)
You are medicine for me when I am sick.
You are my strength when I need help.
You are life itself when I fear death.
You are the way when I long for heaven.
You are light when all is dark.You are my food when I need nourishment! Amen.
Each Sunday we offer prayers for our church, our community and our world.
You will find links to the prayers below.
Please feel free to pray these prayers inserting the names of your own people and concerns.
Confessions of a Consumer
I buy bulbs for my garden and they come in a plastic crate
A crate that will surely end up in an ocean
or wasteland of trash waiting with little hope to be re-purposed
I order a simple piece of cotton clothing and it comes
wrapped in plastic and surrounded by bubble wrap
as though it were a China bowl
I run into the store, forgetting my 4 reusable bags in the car
I say “O well, maybe next time” as I bag up my
bottles of juice
and laundry detergent
and meat on a Styrofoam tray.
“What is the matter with these companies?!” I lament
as I pull out a Ziplock bag to save food that I will,
in a week or two pitch into the trash, bag and all…
We know that the whole creation has been groaning…