O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
These are prayers on my heart today:Continue reading “Prayers I am praying today”
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.
5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”
6 He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. (Lk 17:5-6, NIV)Continue reading “What faith DO we need?”
“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
One year ago we walked out of our house in Minneapolis for the last time. Our truck was packed and headed to Alabama. Life was about to shift in a major way. Continue reading “One year”