Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the Cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. (Col. 4:2)
There is a call the Lord keeps putting in front of me in regards to prayer. It is the great invitation to walk in prayer. Through the years I have had the Spirit bring many tools into my life to assist in this desire to walk in prayer. I don’t desire to have a “prayer time.” I have grown in a desire to walk in prayer.Continue reading “The practice of devoting yourself to prayer”
From the Great Litany in the Book of Common Prayer (2019):
“That it may please you to rule the hearts of your servant, President Trump, and all others in authority, that they may do justice, and show mercy, and walk humbly before you, we beseech you to hear us, good Lord.”
Mortality strikes close to home in my life this week as I reflect on the death of a friend from college. He served in ministry as a pastor and a missionary. My own life is but a breath.
Give me, O Lord, a steadfast heart, which no unworthy thought can drag down; an unconquered heart, which no tribulation can wear out; an upright heart, which no unworthy purpose can tempt aside. Bestow upon me understanding to know you, diligence to see you, wisdom to find you, and faithfulness that finally may embrace you. Amen.
A prayer for union with Christ (Book of Common Prayer, 2019)Continue reading “Tune my heart in prayer”
In this journey along the Canterbury Trail I’ve thought of so many reasons why the Lord has led me to this place.Continue reading “Reason #18 why I’m glad I’ve become Anglican”
My current work in “Living in Babylon” and now a “devotional” read through Isaiah leave me drained in my heart. (It’s not a “devotional read”. It’s more of a prayerful read. Right now, it’s a lot of heavy prayer.) So, I pray for the Church. And the prayers OF the Church guide me, for which I am grateful!Continue reading “Prayers for the Church”