Posts with the category “prayer”

Lent: A Time for Renewal
March 8th, 2024
The disciplines of Lent: Repentance, Fasting, Prayer and Acts of Charity—become our focus as individuals and as a community of believers....  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
The 6th Day of Christmas
December 30th, 2023
Today is the 6th day of Christmas and I would like to wish each of you and your families (at work and at home) a blessed and rewarding season....  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
A Thanksgiving Prayer
November 24th, 2023
May God continue to watch over your sleeping and waking, and your going out and coming in, in this season and beyond. ...  Read More
by The Rev. Romeo K. Dabee
Give Peace a Chance
October 21st, 2023
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay, says the Lord.” ...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
Rekindle the Fire within
September 10th, 2023
fire is necessary for new life and rebirth, but it can also cause destruction and damage that is beyond repair. Even within us, there is the reality of “burnout.” Yes, burnout is real – ...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
Finding Rest and Re-Creation
July 12th, 2023
in this verse, Jesus is offering us an invitation – an intimate and appealing invitation. His invitation is this: “Come to me, all that are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
Pentecost Fire
June 13th, 2023
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them i...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
The Season of Lent 2023
February 24th, 2023
Lent is a spiritual housecleaning intended to bring us back to ourselves and the God who first formed us from the ash we smudge on our foreheads that first day of this holy fast....  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
Living the Dream in 2023
January 16th, 2023
The central theme on the day was identity…more like, belonging to…being a part of – highlighted with God’s claim on Jesus as “the Beloved.” (Matt. 3:17)...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
Glory to God
December 23rd, 2022
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!”...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
A Time to Watch, Wait and Anticipate
November 27th, 2022
Jesus encouraged his first followers and us today to: "Keep awake, therefore, for you do not know what day your Lord is coming!"...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
Stay Humble in Service
October 23rd, 2022
...all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
Embracing Transitions
August 18th, 2022
as life unfolds around us, if we hold it in balance, recognizing that summer does give way to fall and that adjustments are always needed. ...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
Summer Service Challenge
June 27th, 2022
There is a certain apprehension as this summer is the first in 2 years with COVID vaccines being available to all and since travel restrictions are removed.It is also during this season that the most ...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
May 23rd, 2022
...challenge you to be the voice of the unheard, unseen or underserved, under-appreciated and undervalued for they too are a part of God's creation....  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
Easter Morning: Christ is Risen - He is Risen indeed
April 17th, 2022
if it is your desire this Easter is to “know Christ and the power of his resurrection,” get involved......  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
A Good Friday Season
April 15th, 2022
we are being challenged to fix our eyes on Holy Week and the resurrection hope...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
Ash Wednesday
March 2nd, 2022
On this day, we mark our foreheads with dust or ash that signifies death, ... the dust traces the life-giving cross indelibly marked on our foreheads at baptism....  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
Lift Up Your Voice
January 31st, 2022
...we press on to the goal of fulfilling the mandate of sharing the good news of Jesus...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
12 Days of Christmas
December 31st, 2021
I pray that you will realize how our lives intersect......  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
A Thanksgiving Blessing
November 24th, 2021
slow down and reflect with gratefulness for still be among the living; and remember those who are no longer with us...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
November 2nd, 2021
All Saints’ Day as it is known invites us to reflect on the lives of those we loved and now lost...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
October 19th, 2021
It is my prayer that we use this time to pause, slow down and calm down and let our gaze be fixed on God who may appear to be idle but is offering us a time to be still and know that God is near....  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
August 6th, 2021
Jesus had “compassion” for the people who were clueless about where they would sleep or from where the next meal was coming. Jesus had empathy, feelings for, literally “co-suffered” with his followers...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
May 25th, 2021
Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Crossing all boundaries that would separate us, the Spirit brings the wideness of God’s mercy to places we least e...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
April 1st, 2021
Every day in recent months, it seems like we are bombarded with news of violent, hate-filled acts carried out on humanity by fellow human beings. From the deadly Capitol riots on our nation’s capital ...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
February 3rd, 2021
It’s no secret that our neighborhood has been impacted severely as the Coronavirus spread – many among us lost jobs, businesses, co-workers, friends and loved ones. Our lives were turned upside down a...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer
January 23rd, 2021
It has been a ritual practice that I enjoy even on the days I do not want to get up.  Sometimes I do sleep-walk through the first few hours before I sit with God again in prayer.  I love how my few mi...  Read More
by Robert Meltzer