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King Ahab covets the vineyard next to his palace. He approaches its owner, Naboth, with an offer that he cannot refuse. But Naboth does refuse. He knows that his land is a gift from God, not a commodity to be bought and sold. God has allotted this plot of land...
O God, may we cherish all we possess as gifts from you rather than commodities at our disposal. Keep us alert to the ways powerful people may manipulate genuine piety for their own ends, thus defeating your purposes for our world. Amen.
I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”