We can't breathe, Creator God!
We fear for the lives of our siblings in Christ.
We fear for those unfairly targeted based on
the color of their skin.
We fear for those seeking to promote peace
as well as those seeking only to maintain order
who have each been met with violence
We fear for business owners
who have suffered at the hands of riotous acts.
Almighty God, hear our prayers.
Speak love to your children everywhere
through your children everywhere
for your children everywhere,
and grant us the courage
to humble ourselves
Precious Redeemer, we can't breathe!
We recognize our own contributions
to the hatred and division
that exists among your people,
and we are devastated
by the terrible pain
we have caused.
that we have been part of the problem
and not part of the solution
because we have made fear-based choices,
rather than faith-based choices.
We confess that we have failed
to look beyond our biases
to see and celebrate our similarities
as well as our differences.
Jesus, Savior of the world, hear our prayers.
Change our hearts,
and renew a right spirit within us,
transforming us into people who
and walk humbly
in the name of love.
We can't breathe, Holy Spirit!
We are grieving.
We are angry.
We are hungry.
We are ill.
We are broken.
We are lost.
We are in pain.
We are done.
Spirit of Wisdom and Truth, hear our prayers.
Breathe new life into our beings.
Breathe new hope into our hearts.
Breathe peace into our communities.
Breathe wisdom into our leaders.
Breathe truth into our beings.
Creator, Christ, and Spirit,
ordain THIS moment
as a moment of transformation
and lead us ever forward, we pray,
toward a justice where the the last shall be first,
the least the greatest,
and your people everywhere
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Julie participated in the 25th Seminar for Certified Zentangle(R) Teacher Training in June, 2019, trained by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. In addition to creating art as a personal spiritual practice, Julie also incorporates the Zentangle(R) method in Prayer Art Retreats in a variety of contexts, including church groups, friend gatherings, and at a local art gallery. Check out the Upcoming Events page for a calendar of events, or use the Contact Us page to inquire about scheduling an event with your group!
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