Bill Johnson

Spiritual Reminders and Simple Sunday Sermons from a "free range pastor"



Safe in God

Safe in God. Psalm 46:10: God is our refuge and strength,     an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way     and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam     and the mountains quake with… Continue Reading →

A Prayer of One Who Is In Constant Physical Pain

A Prayer of One Who Is In Constant Physical Pain (by Joyce Rupp) God of oneness, wholeness, I hurt and am in pain and I dream of a day when I no longer feel continual distress in my body. I… Continue Reading →

A Harvest of Quirkiness

A Harvest of Quirkiness (by Bruce Sanguin) Gracious God, how can creation sing your praises, except with the red wings of blackbirds flashing across blue sky, and the croak and splash of frogs playing hide-and-seek in the ponds? How can… Continue Reading →


Enough: A Prayer of Abundance (by Janet Conner) Dear God of the universe, creator of all life, hear me. This one prays. In the mirror. In the reflection that bounces from me to the world and back again, there is… Continue Reading →

I Thank You God for this Most Amazing Day

I thank you god for this most amazing day (by ee cummings) I thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is… Continue Reading →

You Have Loved Us First

“You have loved us first, O God, alas! We speak of it in terms of history as if You have only loved us first but a single time, rather than that without ceasing You have loved us first many times… Continue Reading →

Saint Patrick’s Prayer

Saint Patrick’s Prayer Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me. Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in… Continue Reading →

The Other Serenity Prayer

The Other Serenity Prayer God, grant me the serenity To stop beating myself up for not doing things perfectly, The courage to forgive myself because I’m working on doing better, And the wisdom to know that You already love me… Continue Reading →

The Serenity Prayer – God Grant Me…

The Serenity Prayer – God Grant Me… God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one… Continue Reading →

To Recognize Your Face

To Recognize Your Face “Grant me to recognize in others, Lord God, the radiance of your own face.” Teilhard de Chardin

God of My Future – A Puritan Prayer

God of My Future O, God of My Future: Today, I dive into waters, unknown. The sudden embrace of its cold startles me, awakens hiding fear. I do not know about the next, or how it may be cruel. I… Continue Reading →

God, I Want to Love You

God, I Want to Love You “Oh, my God, I want to love you not that I might gain eternal heaven nor escape eternal hell, But, Lord, to love you just because you are my God.” Ignatius of Loyola  

I Have No Idea Where I am Going

I Have No Idea Where I am Going My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end nor do I… Continue Reading →

Beautiful Truth

"God, help me to believe the truth about myself, no matter how beautiful it is." Macrina Wiederkehr

A wonderful simple prayer to pray to remember the truth of "No condemnation."  Listen here.

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