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 Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. (William Temple)
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.Continue reading “Praying the Great Litany — Confession”
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.
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”
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.