Monthly Archives: February 2016

Three Days of Prayer: (3) Today – The Waves

The 3rd of Three Days of Prayer by Kathy Sperling: Today – The Waves Today – The waves A voracious beckoning Enter in, enter in, enter in, They envelop my feet I cannot resist this caress Immersing myself in this … Continue reading

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Three Days of Prayer: (2) But wait, the Wind!

The 2nd of Three Days of Prayer, by Kathy Sperling: But wait, the Wind! But wait, the Wind! The Wind, how could I forget the wind?! Yesterday A gentle support on my back Reassuring me that it is In every … Continue reading

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Three Days of Prayer: (1) Solitude

Sometimes all we have are groans too deep for words. Sometimes all we have are the cries of our moment cast into the upward horizon of the One who listens for us, and who sounds us in a depth beyond our knowing. … Continue reading

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Lover of Tears (Lachrimae Amantis)

Lachrimae Amantis What is there in my heart that you should sue so fiercely for its love? What kind of care brings you as though a stranger to my door through the long night and in the icy dew seeking … Continue reading

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Even Unto Death

  After watching the martyrdom of 21 Egyptian Christian men on the shores of the Mediterranean by the Muslim extremist group ISIS, Audrey Assad wrote this song, Even Unto Death. These 21 men, dressed in orange, were led to the … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain … Continue reading

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Begging Please

From great loss comes great grief, great emptiness, and sometimes, great art. When the rock/blues artist Eric Clapton lost his son Conor in 1991, his “Unplugged” album was symbolic of the unplugged life of his son, and Eric’s own feelings … Continue reading

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