The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Prayer of the Day: God of Grace and Glory

God of grace and glory, you fling the stars into the heavens; you see every sparrow fall. Deepen our trust in the mystery of your power shining through Christ Jesus, that we may live your love for the world. Amen. - Adapted from Take Our Moments and Our Days: An Anabaptist Prayer Book
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Voice of the Day: Shadrach Kabango

"It's in death and new life when love is made. It's when you're unashamed and finally unafraid. When you confront the pain, face death, and you'll see in the end, only love remains." - Shadrach Kabango Shadrach Kabango + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Matthew 6:19-21

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. - Matthew 6:19-21 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Sacrificial Love

 Lord, help us distinguish between the love that keeps merely human affection in the center of things and love you bore in your sacrificial life, death, and resurrection. O Love that keeps the heavens turning, draw us to you in all our yearnings. Amen. - Adapted from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
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Verse of the Day: Proverbs 16:1-2

The plans of the mind belong to mortals, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All one’s ways may be pure in one’s own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. - Proverbs 16:1-2 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: God of Wholeness

God of wholeness, you call us to live life to the fullest, and to embrace your joy in body, mind, and spirit. Illuminate our senses to see our authentic needs more clearly, and grant us the desire to be made whole in you. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Joan Baez

"You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now." - Joan Baez  Joan Baez + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Voice of the Day: Julio C. Ruibal

"Our greatest victories are won on our knees and with empty stomachs." - Julio C. Ruibal Julio C. Ruibal + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: 2 Corinthians 6:4-7

As servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left. - 2 Corinthians 6:4-7 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: You Are Enough for Us

Lord, before the heat of the noonday comes, we are already feeling as though our lives are not full enough. Instill in us this morning the assurance that you are enough for us, God. Your love, your call, your work, is enough. Amen. - Adapted from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
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