I grew up loving missions. I’ve cultivated a heart for those who have not heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One of the shock factors I still face in my own life is culturalized Christians in America who see no need to go anywhere else in the world and think if “those people” don’t someContinue reading “A prayer for mission”
Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace; to whom be communion and glory, now and forever. Amen. (BCP, 2019)
A habit I still develop is the use of the Book of Common Prayer. The daily guide for Scripture reading is a solid help in my study and prayer life. But there is so much more. This video is a HUGE help!
Deuteronomy 6:10-12 When the LORD your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and oliveContinue reading “Remembering the Lord in times of well-being”
Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for theContinue reading “Prayer for Thanksgiving”
There are times when written prayers aid us in our personal prayers. It’s the great use of the Psalms. I have found the Anglican Book of Common Prayer helpful in this aid and especially the Great Litany in times like these where my thoughts are scattered. Each part of the Great Litany becomes a startingContinue reading “The great help in centering my prayer”
Almighty God, whose blessed apostles Peter and Paul glorified you by their martyrdom:Grant that your Church, instructed by their teaching and example, and knit together in unity by your Spirit, may ever stand firm upon the one foundation, which is Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in theunity of the HolyContinue reading “Prayer of the Day”
We continue to pray for all healthcare workers. Hospitals and senior living facilities are tightening up outside visitors and healthcare workers are seeing an added stress in this time.
Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly yours, utterly dedicated to you; and then use us, we pray, as we will, and always to your glory and the welfare of your people; through our LordContinue reading “A Prayer of Self-Dedication”
I have much to learn about the Book of Common Prayer as an Anglican. One great help I have found in my prayer life is the Great Litany. It helps order my prayers on a daily basis.