The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Prayer of the Day: Uplift Us Weary Mortals

God of salvation, you entered into the mess of our world. We pray that you uplift us weary mortals when we try to control our own lives. Help us see your signs and find hope in the ways you work in our lives. Amen.
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Verse of the Day: Matthew 4:1-4

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread." But he answered, "It is written, 'One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" - Matthew 4:1-4 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: May the Holy Spirit Inspire

God of comfort, send your Spirit of wisdom to open our eyes to see the value in the gifts that strengthen and nourish us to live a Christian life of service. May the Holy Spirit inspire us to perform acts of care and kindness to ease and comfort those around us. May our hearts also be open to recieve that same care and kindness in return. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Edwin Louis Cole

"A fast is not a hunger strike. Fasting submits to God's commands. A hunger strike makes God submit to our demands."  - Edwin Louis Cole Edwin Louis Cole + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Voice of the Day: Barbara Jordan

"'We the people;' it is a very eloquent beginning. But when the Constitution of the United States was completed on the seventeenth of September, 1787, I was not included in the 'We the people.' I felt for many years that somehow George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake." - Barbara Jordan Barbara Jordan + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Romans 5:5-6

Hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. - Romans 5:5-6 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Invited to Feast

Lord, keep us from making excuses for the sake of disobedience and spiritual death. Help us remember that all of humanity is invited to feast at your table, especially those we would name as enemies. Amen. - Adapted from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
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Voice of the Day: James Weldon Johnson

"This country can have no more democracy than it accords and guarantees to the humblest and weakest citizen." - James Weldon Johnson James Weldon Johnson + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Psalm 32:10-11

Many are the torments of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds those who trust in the Lord. Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart. - Psalm 32:10-11 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Your Glory in Our Midst

Glorious God, grant us the fervor in faith to recognize your glory in our midst and to praise you wholeheartedly for all the ways you reveal yourself to us. Preserve us from bringing harm to human life as created by you in the divine image. Amen.
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