The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Prayer of the Day: Sacrificial Love

 Lord, help us distinguish between the love that keeps merely human affection in the center of things and love you bore in your sacrificial life, death, and resurrection. O Love that keeps the heavens turning, draw us to you in all our yearnings. Amen. - Adapted from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
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Verse of the Day: Proverbs 16:1-2

The plans of the mind belong to mortals, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All one’s ways may be pure in one’s own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. - Proverbs 16:1-2 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: God of Wholeness

God of wholeness, you call us to live life to the fullest, and to embrace your joy in body, mind, and spirit. Illuminate our senses to see our authentic needs more clearly, and grant us the desire to be made whole in you. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Joan Baez

"You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now." - Joan Baez  Joan Baez + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Voice of the Day: Julio C. Ruibal

"Our greatest victories are won on our knees and with empty stomachs." - Julio C. Ruibal Julio C. Ruibal + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: 2 Corinthians 6:4-7

As servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left. - 2 Corinthians 6:4-7 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: You Are Enough for Us

Lord, before the heat of the noonday comes, we are already feeling as though our lives are not full enough. Instill in us this morning the assurance that you are enough for us, God. Your love, your call, your work, is enough. Amen. - Adapted from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
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Voice of the Day: Hildegard of Bingen

"Rivers of living water are to be poured out over the whole world, to ensure that people, like fishes caught in a net, can be restored to wholeness." - Bingen Hildegard of Hildegard of Bingen + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Deuteronomy 30:16

If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord your God, walking in [God's] ways, and observing [God's] commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become numerous, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to possess. - Deuteronomy 30:16 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: God's Presence in the Ordinary

God of healing, may your miraculous signs in our world inspire us to deeper faith to see your presence in the ordinary. Give us faith to always see hopeful possibility in the light of your grace. Amen.
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