Darker by Shamir
giving space for creation
to return your love:
make us apostles
of the open table,
a place of hospitality
to challenge the world
with the gift of love;
through Jesus Christ,
by Francisco X. Alarćon
translated by Francisco Aragón
as my accomplice
who spends nights
of ill repute
and gets up late
through the streets
before the lips
of his lover
who waits in line
at the entrance
of movie houses
and likes to drink
café au lait
doesn’t even have
enough for bus fare
by the billy club
of a policeman
at a demonstration
out of fear
before the flaring
to the last
bites the air
a jobless god
a striking god
a hungry god
a fugitive god
an exiled god
an enraged god
for a change
in the order
I want a
by Henri Cole
“Those who receive you are also receiving me, and those who receive me are receiving the one who sent me. Those who receive a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward. Those who receive a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. I assure you that everybody who gives even a cup of cold water to these little ones because they are my disciples will certainly be rewarded.”
Who Do You Love by Kindness feat. Robyn
Ma’ariv Aravim Prayer
by Rabbi Lisa Edwards
Blessed are You, Eternal One our God, Spirit of the world,
by whose word time passes.
In wisdom You open heaven’s gates.
With divine discernment You make seasons change,
causing the times to come and go,
and ordering the stars on their appointed paths
through heaven’s dome, all according to Your will.
Creator of the day and night, of wind and rain,
it was You who spread a rainbow across the sky as an ot habrit,
a sign of the covenant between You and all living things,
telling us then and forever that all of us are Your creation,
blessed and approved of by You.
Living and enduring God, remember Your rainbow,
and remind us, now and always, that it is a symbol of Your covenant,
of Your love, of Your brilliant creativity, and the endless variety of Your creations. Blessed are you, Almighty One,
who makes the colours of light shine forth, a vision of Your glory.
The Lord’s Prayer
which art the earth,
Nurturing are thy ways.
Thy web of life be woven
Thy way be found within,
As it is all around.
Thank you this day for our daily bread and sweat
And forgive us our misuse of you,
As we forgive others their misuse of us.
And lead us not into exploitation,
But deliver us
From lording it over you,
And over each other,
And over all our other fellow creatures.
For thine are the waters of life,
The hills, valleys and plains of home,
The breeding, seeding, feeding ground,
For now, and for as close to forever
As we will ever come. Ah, woman!
Shine by Years & Years
The compassing of God be upon us,
the compassing of the God of life.
The compassing of Christ be upon us,
the compassing of the Christ of love.
The compassing of the Spirit be upon us,
the compassing of the Spirit of grace.
The compassing of the Sacred be upon us,
the compassing of the Sacred protect us,
the compassing of the Sacred preserve us.
And may the blessing of God – the Grace, the Love, and the Life,
be with us and remain with us always. Amen.