A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Yesterday, as part of our worship, two prayers were read/offered that were written by two Alameda members.  I want to share those prayers with you (one today and one on Wednesday) in the hope that they will bless you the way they blessed our church family.  The following was written by Freeda Richardson and is … Continue reading A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Pray & Work for Peace

This week I am encouraging my congregation to pray the following prayer of peace that is most commonly attributed to St. Francis of Assisi... Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; … Continue reading Pray & Work for Peace

A Prayer for My Teammates

This week, news broke of another well-known Christian minister committing suicide.  In the wake of this news, there has been a lot of talk about mental illness and of the absurd expectations and burdens that are put on ministers.  Both of these topics are very appropriate. As Ed Stetzer wrote, "The reality is that pastors … Continue reading A Prayer for My Teammates