The church does not walk her way in silence or “neutrality,” but she sings with a clear voice the song of victory and liberation. A hymn that shakes the evil powers and pulls down all destructive schemes and ideologies. A hymn that lifts up the oppressed, poor and despised people from the dust and brings down the proud and mighty from their thrones. A hymn that calls the whole universe to Jesus Christ.
—Zephania Kameeta, Why, O Lord?: Psalms and Sermons from Namibia, quoted in Sam Hamilton-Poore, Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation (Upper Room Books, 2009)
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For you shall go out in joy,
and be led back in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall burst into song,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
—Isaiah 55:12 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
As the earth,
so beautiful, so warm,
receives and reflects the sunlight,
so may I receive and reflect your love.
—Sam Hamilton-Poore, Earth Gospel
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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