Daily Prayer 365

Day 354
Thursday, October 19


My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. —Job 42:5


Hope is not like a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. I say it because hope is an ax you break down doors with in an emergency; because hope should shove you out the door, because it will take everything you have to steer the future away from endless war, from annihilation of the earth’s treasures, and the grinding down of the poor and marginal. Hope just means another world might be possible, not promised, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope. —Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities


Open the door, O God, and walk me toward the call for action, treasuring your way, your justice, your vision above my own. Amen. —The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

October 19, 2023

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