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Rev. Naomi King
Unitarian Universalist preacher, pirate, knitter, and lover of life!
Interests: knitting, gardening, laughing, cooking, reading, social media, discovering what I can do with my computerized voice and wheelchair
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At the end of our days, let us be thankful. Sit down beside us, Beloved, in the garden, and let us rest against your knees, that we may recount why we are thankful and how, knowing we can number only a tiny portion of the reasons we have for such... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Oh, Beloved, fly beside us as we let go of unworthy goals, dropping what is holding us back from what really matters and tending to what we can do right now, with who we are right now, with the heart and hope and gifts we have right now. Turn us... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Wisdom teach us in reflection and in doubt, in failure and in success, in all the ages and stages of our lives. Teach us to pause and examine where we are, who we are, where we are going, who we are becoming. Teach us to pause before we choose, that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Each day may we wake to the possibilities therein, to the choices before us, moment by moment, asking over and over again, "is this choice the one of becoming someone I would respect?" Wisdom help us shed the association of respect with fear, for while we can admire the power... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Courageous Love bear us when we are too weary to bear ourselves, when we falter and when we fall. Hold us steadfastly and bring us to the place of peace, when we cannot go there ourselves, when our steadiness is gone and our strength has washed away. Courageous Love bring... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Beloved, when you come knocking, may we be ready. Let us not call out for five more minutes, but wholly, heartfully whirl into the dance. Beloved, when you come knocking, may we be ready. May we be ready to be surprised by joy and to be challenged to change what... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Are we living in a half-frozen smelly morass or is the sky bluer than blue and the trees greening? Can't we be in the morass and still love the bluer sky and greening trees? Is there not wonder there? Beloved help us shift our understanding and open our hearts again... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Quiet Love hold us close, separating us from the rush and rumble of the day, the persistent noise that presses us into tighter and tighter places until we have no choice but to press back simply to breathe. Steadfast Love hold us gently, breathing with us until we find the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Mystery and Wonder may we pause to dwell in reverent awe at least nine times a day, or seventeen, or fifty-three, or some uncountable number that startles us back to the heart of being over and over and over again. In the pause between the day and the night, may... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Lover of Life join us in singing a new song, a song we don't yet comprehend, a song of promise, a song of now and not quite now, a song that leads us into new ways of being that we yearn to embody but have not understood how to be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Lover of Life dance with us in the light of love, the light of grace, the light of wonder, and the light of joy. So many of us need just a little more love or grace or wonder or joy. So many of us do not fully appreciate how much... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Lover of Life, grace sheds light into each of our lives. May we know our own power in creating and sharing grace with others, with making space in this world for wonder and dignity and generosity and kindness, leaning into our best selves when it is so much easier to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Beloved teach us to approach each day with zest, surprising ourselves and others with our gratitude for this life, ready and awake to receive the blessings offered to us, ready and awake to offer blessings to others. Beloved, guide us in living each day with zest, finding our opportunities to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Beloved, when we are tired there is so much we struggle to do, struggling even more than usual, struggling with less grace and skill than we have in fresher moments. Help us find a place of grace in our weariness and the restoration of love and wonder that the end... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Of the earth, belonging to it and because we belong to it, belonging to one another, may we cherish the stuff of our everyday lives. Beloved, here is this precious gift, ours to make from dust and starlight and dreams, filled with obstacles and limitations that push us and that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Wisdom teach us how to work with what is, the imperfect now, with our imperfect selves, skilled and unskilled, learned and still learning. May we love the imperfections that create new opportunities, that bring us together to learn from each other, that bring us together to do something worthy and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Hello, this morning, this sky, this waking heart, these hopes, these dreams, this life we share together! Beloved, as the dawn kisses the earth, wake us each morning with gladness for the song of life, the song of love, the song that know trial and yet endures, the song that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Beloved, guide us in our labors and our love, that we may be angels to one another, not the avenging kind, but the ones who know what deserts so many of us are in and bring bread and water and surprising presence that opens to gladness. Beloved, guide us in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Courageous Kindness how do we make room for each other, for the yearnings and worries and tendernesses of each other? How do we welcome the celebration when we are sad, the anger when we are grateful, the hungry when we ourselves hunger? Courageous Kindness lead us in the ways of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Courageous Generosity open our hearts to each other, ourselves, and this world, to the loneliness that saps the strength of so many, to the hungers that keep the fires lit under hoarding and greed, to the emptiness that crashes within and upon so many. Open our hearts to each other,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Wonderment is a mercy, for falling in love with the world again and again and again, night after night and day after day restores our souls. Most Merciful and Most Compassionate shout wow with us in the wonderment of being, until we cannot help ourselves so full of gladness and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Especially on the days when we feel crushed and small and struggle to wake the smile in our hearts, when we feel far from any blessing and incapable of offering anything to blessing the world, may we linger over the scent of cinnamon and warm ourselves in a sunbeam and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Sweet Wonder stop us in surprising joy each and every day. Open our hearts that there is at least one flower at the end of the day, one blessing for us to name and give thanks for and share with another. Will it be the savory taste of a meal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Sweet Wonder teach us to celebrate in each and every day. May we celebrate the moments of stillness and silence when the rest of our day was cacophony and busyness. May we celebrate the delights of dancing and laughing together when the rest of our day was pain and stillness... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers
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Beloved may we live each night and day with gladness and gratitude, though it is sure that there are many things beyond our control, though it is sure that there is much reason for sorrow and anger and hurt. Let us not forget the choices we can make that spangle... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at UniversalistPrayers