Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I cry for the children – v3

standing in the classroom
standing by their beds
before the children, our children
trying to find words sufficient
the hope of our nation
the dream of America
in decline, in our striving
to step on our fellow man

I cry for the children, our children
for what might have been
a nation truly free, open
lifting our neighbor instead
so much a lie, exceptional,
when we are in the pack
not leading from the front
but exhorting from the back

our nation in decline
no longer the best, the greatest,
lagging behind the others
striving after greed instead
not sharing a common burden
nothing to unite us, joining,
striving for our own pleasure
ignoring the rest

Edited October 22, 2013
I cry for the children – v3
Edited October 12, 2013
I cry for the children – v2
Edited October 12, 2013
I love her but she is broken – v2
October 12, 2013
We pray for our nation – v5
Edited October 12, 2013
not in a nation state
Edited October 12, 2013
the goodness and mercy of God
Edited October 12, 2013
lost in our delusions
Edited October 12, 2013
What should we tell them
Edited October 12, 2013
I cry for the children
Edited October 12, 2013
I love her but she is broken
October 12, 2013
America is Broken
“Why America is NOT the greatest country in the world, anymore” video
watched after reading the post by my college friend Jim Thibeau
Edited October 10, 2013
we pray for our nation – v4
edited July 4, 2012
we pray for our nation – v3
July 2, 2012
we pray for our nation – v2
extract of Prayers of the People
second of a worship series on:
“Cruising the Sacred Waters of Our Faith”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
Theme - Where do we put Jesus in our lives?
Mark 5:21-43 (GOD’s WORD Translation)
Psalm 130 (Common English Bible)
2 Corinthians 8:7-15 (NIV)
Call to Worship(Abington Worship 2012)(Psalm 130, Mark 5)
Unison Prayer
Prayer of Dedication (Mark 5:21-43) (2 Corinthians 8, Mark 5)
(adapted from GBOD 2012 and Abington Worship 2012)
Communion, UMH page 9
Sermon - What Jesus Means to Me!
by Raymond A. Foss
Suncook, NH
July 1, 2012
Fifth Sunday of Kingdomtide

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