These are prayers on my heart today:Continue reading “Prayers I am praying today”
Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lord God, by your providence our founders won their liberties of old: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to exercise those liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
There are three pictures burned into my mind and spirit now. Three moments. Three children.Continue reading “There are times our spirits should be crushed”
There are days when the prayers of others help me in my personal praying. I am finding this discipline far more helpful as the years go by.
Prayer for Mission:
O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the
earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those
who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people
everywhere may seek after you and find you, bring the nations
into your fold, pour out your Spirit upon all flesh, and hasten
the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever. Amen.
“Woke up this a.m. with the feeling very strong — I belong to Someone to whom I owe devotion. Recalled early love and the joyous sense of being not my own, but of belonging to someone who loved me completely.” — Dorothy Day, from The Reckless Way of Love
There are phrases that capture my imagination from time to time in my reading. This one takes my breath away this morning:
“…we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire.” — Deuteronomy 5:24
I am working my way through Exodus currently and in Chapter 5 there is this thought that comes to me: We hear a word of “DELIVERANCE” or “FREEDOM” and think, “It must be NOW!”Continue reading “We want the JOY of deliverance, but not the PRICE”