The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Voice of the Day: James Weldon Johnson

"This country can have no more democracy than it accords and guarantees to the humblest and weakest citizen." - James Weldon Johnson James Weldon Johnson + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Psalm 32:10-11

Many are the torments of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds those who trust in the Lord. Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart. - Psalm 32:10-11 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Your Glory in Our Midst

Glorious God, grant us the fervor in faith to recognize your glory in our midst and to praise you wholeheartedly for all the ways you reveal yourself to us. Preserve us from bringing harm to human life as created by you in the divine image. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Glenn Archer

"The church must never become a government factory, carrying on a nationalized industry of religion with the people as the bolts and nuts; with God reduced to the role of cramped advocate of current national policy. Surely the pages of history are replete and the examples in many a foreign country convincing that this kind of church-state union — whatever the original motives, or however noble the original purposes — winds up with a state that is less than stable and a church that is less than sanctified, and with the poor still hungry." - Glenn Archer Glenn Archer + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: John 4:13-14

Jesus said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life." - John 4:13-14 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: The Feast at God's Table

Lord, keep us from making excuses for the sake of disobedience and spiritual death. Help us remember that all of humanity is invited to feast at your table, especially those we would name as enemies. Amen. -Adapted from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
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Voice of the Day: Chief Seattle of the Suquamish

"One thing we know, which the white man may one day discover, our God is the same God. You may think now that you own Him as you wish to own our land; but you cannot. He is the God of man, and His compassion is equal for the red man and the white. This earth is precious to Him, and to harm the earth is to heap contempt on its Creator." - Chief Seattle Chief Seattle of the Suquamish + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Psalm 121:5-8

The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; [the Lord] will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore. - Psalm 121:5-8 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: The Illuminated Path of Christ

Heavenly Creator, by your Son's light we discover ourselves as your true daughters and sons in Christ. We seek not to judge by appearances. Grant that we continue to follow the illuminated path of Christ's salvation toward you. Amen.
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Prayer of the Day: The Suffering of God's people

God of the oppressed, we call out to you. Hear our cries of anguish and see the suffering of your people. Your daughters and sons are condemning each other. Help us remember our commonality in you. Amen.
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