The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Prayer of the Day: Peace in You

God our refuge, may we always find our peace in you in the midst of our often chaotic lives. Grant us the faith to make you the center of our lives, protecting us from the ravaging stormsof stress and worry. Amen.
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Verse of the Day: Exodus 3:7-9

Then the Lord said, ‘I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them from the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. The cry of the Israelites has now come to me; I have also seen how the Egyptians oppress them. - Exodus 3:7-9 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Empower Us By Your Spirit

God of justice, give us the wisdom to recognize the gifts of those around us and to encourage them to use these gifts in a way that proclaims your kingdom. Empower us by your Spirit to stand up for your goodness and truth, trusting in your sovereignty to prevail over persecution and oppression in our world today. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: José Celso Barbosa

"I am proud of being a Negro. Nor have I ever tried to beg tolerance from anyone. Superiority is not proved by color, but by the brain, by education, by willpower, by moral courage." - José Celso Barbosa José Celso Barbosa + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Voice of the Day: Marian Anderson

"No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger that its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise." - Marian Anderson Marian Anderson + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: 1 Corinthians 3:10-11

According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ. - 1 Corinthians 3:10-11 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: A Harvest Someday

Lord God, extend our faith so that even when we fail to see the fruit of our planted seeds, we may have the assurance that every inch of soil overturned will lead to a harvest someday. Amen. - Adapted from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
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Voice of the Day: James Cone

You have to be black, with a knowledge of the history of this country, to know what America means to black persons. You also have to know what it means to be a nonperson, a nothing, a person with no past, to know what black power is all about. Survival as a person means not only food and shelter, but also belonging to a community that remembers and understands the meaning of its past. - James Cone James Cone, A Black Theology of Liberation + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Proverbs 15: 3-5

The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. A fool despises a parent’s instruction, but the one who heeds admonition is prudent. - Proverbs 15:3-5 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Life-giving Spirit

Almighty God, the miracle of your life-giving Spirit surrounds us. Forgive us the ways we overlook your presence, and grant us eyes of faith to see you accompany us each day. We turn daily to you. Amen.
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