Category Archives: Prayers

We Give Them Back to Thee

“I think that the dying pray at the last not, ‘please,’ but ‘thank you’ as a guest thanks his host at that door.”     Annie Dillard This favourite line from Annie Dillard is a recurring theme reminding me to be … Continue reading

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Refocus our Hearts

Abba, Father, As we gather together, we praise You for this day and Your purpose for it. Reset our agendas, as we sit in Your presence. For You assure us that where two or more gather in Your name You … Continue reading

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Trying to hold back the Tide

And Then You We arranged our lives as best we can, to keep your holiness at bay, with our pieties, our doctrines, our liturgies, our moralities, our secret ideologies, Safe, virtuous, settled, And then you – you and your dreams, … Continue reading

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This Day is Your Gift to Us

This day is your gift to us;     we take it, Lord, from your hand     and thank you for the wonder of it. God be with us in this your day,     every day and every … Continue reading

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I Sing Because…

For those for whom worship of the Living God is woven into the fabric of life, one of the sad laments during this time of social distancing has been the loss of communal worship – the singing of praise to … Continue reading

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The Depths of August

The Depths of August By Eric Pankey I was blinded by grace, A prey torn from its shadow, Entwined only to unravel. Alive in a dead calm, I was fire from which Air is withheld, A charged element. An illegible … Continue reading

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Where can I flee from Your Presence?

History.com reported that when Apollo 11‘s Eagle lunar module landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had to do something very difficult: Wait. They were scheduled to open the door of their lunar … Continue reading

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