Collect our tears
Tears of sadness
tears of joy
Tears of anxiety
Tears that don’t know why they run like rivers down the face
collect our tears in your bottle
And pour them back on us as life-giving water!
– Safiyah Fosua
The Africana Worship Book: Year B
From page 178 of The Africana Worship Book: Year B, edited by Valerie Bridgeman Davis and Safiyah Fosua. Copyright © 2007 by Discipleship Resources. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Pray today’s prayer. Share your thoughts.
Then he called the crowd again and said to them, “Listen to me, all of you, and understand: there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile.”
Mark 7:14-15, NRSV
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This week we remember: Augustine of Hippo (August 28).
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