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New & Noteworthy:

August 28, 2017

UMCOR Responds to Hurricane Harvey

UMCOR is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many people whose lives […]

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Times of Crisis
November 14, 2014

PRAYERS IN UMH

See musical Invitations to Prayer in UMH, which may precede any of the following prayers.  See musical Prayer Responses […]

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Prayers for Various Occasions
April 30, 2007

Prayers for Those Facing Disasters

By The Rev. Taylor Burton-Edwards

These prayers may be offered by families, friends, or small groups who may gather for prayer and mutual support when […]

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Times of Crisis
January 22, 2013

Eleven Tips for Responding to Children’s Fears and Concerns Following a Disaster

By Melanie Gordon

Parents, teachers and caregivers are the key to helping children work through their feelings following a disaster.

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Crisis and Trauma
August 28, 2017

Upper Room Voices: Praying for Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

The Upper Room is listening to church leaders and others in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey to provide resources for […]

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Times of Crisis
October 29, 2012

In the Eye of the Hurricane

By Kwasi Kena

They say there's calm in the eye of the hurricane Right in the middle As the storms brew and […]

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Times of Crisis
November 16, 2015

Words Fail Amid Unspeakable Tragedy

By The Upper Room

Words fail amid unspeakable tragedy, but silence can be seen as assent or indifference. So we pray, believing that God […]

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Times of Crisis
March 26, 2014

Concerns and Prayers

By Andrea Murdock

We are a people who need you in your fullness — as Creative Father, Redeeming Son, and Sustaining Spirit. Our […]

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Healing Services
October 2, 2017

As We Grieve with Las Vegas, We Turn to the Psalms

Sometimes there are no words to express the depths of our sorrow and despair. In those times, we turn to […]

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Terrorism and Violence
September 28, 2017

O God, We’ve Prayed in Wind and Rain

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette composed this hymn in response to Hurricane Harvey, which devastated portions of Texas and Louisiana along the […]

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September 11, 2017

Trauma Resources for Ministry with Children and Families

By Melanie C. Gordon

There are times when we stand in a place where we need to reassure children that they are safe even […]

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Terrorism and Violence
September 1, 2017

Hymns in Times of Crisis

Scripture informs us of “a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a […]

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Drought and Famine
August 28, 2017

Upper Room Voices: Praying for Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

The Upper Room is listening to church leaders and others in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey to provide resources for […]

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Natural Disasters
July 8, 2016

There is a Balm: a shared prayer

By Claire McKeever-Burgett

There is a balm in Gilead,  but we don’t live in Gilead. We live in Minnesota (#philandocastile) […]

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Race Relations
July 8, 2016

Seven Suggestions for Healing in the Midst of Stress and Anxiety

By Flora S. Wuellner

God longs to heal us and renew us in these difficult times. The greater our responsibilities, the deeper is our […]

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Race Relations
July 8, 2016

From the Well Podcast: Episode 7 — Songs of Hope and Lament

Faced with recent tragedy and violence against African Americans and their places of worship, some have attempted to make sense […]

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Race Relations
July 8, 2016

From the Well Podcast: Episode 1 — Listening and the Beloved Community

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, this pilot episode of From the Well centers around the […]

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Race Relations
May 5, 2016

History of Hymns: “Out of the Depths,” by Ruth Duck

By Colleen Toole

Central to biblical models of prayer is the practice of lament: crying out to God in pain, anguish, and grief. […]

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Grief and Loss
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