Top Ten of 2022

Top Ten Prayers of the Year

1.…/31/god-of-pronouns-a-prayer/ A Prayer to Our God who IS the God of Pronouns (This was the clear winner this year)

2.…/god-bless-the-church-a…/ Blessing all the KINDS of Churching we are and do. (This was a VERY strong second)

3. A prayer about being tired of the Pivot!

4. A Prayer for “Thoughts & Prayers”

5.…/mothers-day-confession…/ Just a confession for mothers day, there’s not a lot of those written

6.…/the-lord-is-our-shepherd…/ fun Psalm 23 Prayer, which Sheep are you?

7.…/prayer-for-canceling…/ Prayers for all those who have to cancel in 2023 in blizzards, cold and sickness

8. Prayer Remembering and Honoring Betty White

9. Mara: A Bitter Prayer (about Gun Violence)

9. Jesus’s very human moment to do Palm Sunday

10.…/11/coming-out-day-a-prayer/ A Prayer for God Coming Out as Queer

10.…/disability-glorified-a…/ Jesus and Disability, starting with “doubting” (I call him brave) Thomas

Top 10 Resources I’ve Written, from 2022

1. “This Here Flesh” Sermon Series…/this-here-flesh-sermon…/ (again a clear winner this year)

2. Narrative Lectionary Advent Candles Liturgy…/narrative-lectionary…/

3. Narrative Lectionary Fall 2022…/narrative-lectionary-fall…/

4. Christ the Lord is Risen Today Alternative Lyrics

5. Advent Extended Liturgy: Justice, Mercy & Light…/justice-mercy-light…/

6. Gathering and Gospelling, Worship Series based on The Art of Gathering and Unbinding the Gospel:…/gathering-gospelling-the…/

7. Blue Christmas, a Comfort Candle, Take home Liturgy…/blue-christmas-comfort…/

8. Lent Narrative Lectionary: From Lament to Hope…/lent-narrative-lectionary…/

9. Narrative Lectionary Fall 2022 Rainbow God/Queer Edition…/narrative-lectionary-fall…/

10. Gun Violence Prevention Prayers

It’s nice to see everything in review–Happy 2023, may it be full of Blessings

Author: katyandtheword

Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.

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