Category Archives: Prayers & Meditations

Meditation on the Coming of Autumn

O sing Hallelujah, for now is indeed a time for turning, a time of transition. Autumn comes this week. Summer vacation stretches out behind us; children are back in school. Here and there among the green leaves on branches of … Continue reading

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Meditation on the Coming of the Summer Solstice (Quoting Sarah Dan Jones*)

Once again earth’s northern face gazes directly at the sun. The summer solstice is upon us, the longest span of daylight through the course of the year. May we rejoice. May we rejoice in the great, ongoing cycles of planets … Continue reading

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Spring’s Wet Mornings

May ongoing spring inspire us. May beautiful spring days and nights move in us: move in our hearts, move in our minds, move in our hands the way the gods and goddesses are rumored to do from time to time. May beautiful … Continue reading

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Winter Takes Its Time

Our lives mirror the changing seasons. Now we await the end of winter, tired, restless, impatient. We await the end of winter. March mud, April rain and May sun call to us, coax us, tease us gently. We are almost … Continue reading

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This Still Undecided New England Winter

“The freer step, the fuller breath, the wide horizon’s grander view, the sense of life that knows no death, the Life that maketh all things new,” words of the poet Longfellow. Blessed Spirit of our Lives: We know our spiritual … Continue reading

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Bashir Labanga, Call to Prayer, UUS:E, January 8, 2012

The Unitarian Universalist Society: East was honored to welcome Imam Kashif Abdul-Karim, resident Imam of the Muhammad Islamic Center of Greater Hartford, into its pulpit on January 8, 2012. The text to his Khutbah (sermon) is here. He was accompanied … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Meditation

Earth\u2019s northern latitudes begin tilting, slowly, back toward the sun. Though the coldest days lay still ahead, the planet has indeed turned on its great axis. In this dark season the ancients called midwinter we receive the promise of the … Continue reading

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A Prayer for World AIDS Day 2011

A Prayer for Healing and Empowerment for People Living with HIV/AIDS and Their Allies Offered in worship at UUS:E on Sunday, December 4th by Jean Labutis, Bishop John Selders, and Rev. Josh Pawelek   Adapted by the Rev. Josh Pawelek … Continue reading

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Sometimes it Takes a Storm

We come into the presence of all we hold sacred. In that presence, may we rest. In that presence, may we recover. In that presence, may we find our energies restored, our spirits lifted, our hearts opened, our souls comforted. … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Atonement

Blessed Spirit of Life: Be with us now in the holy quiet of this hour. Calm us now, as this beautiful, still autumn day breaks into our lives. Ease the weight of our burdens now, just as the land begins … Continue reading

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