Category Archives: Prayers

To You we say, “Come…”

A Prayer for people walking in darkness yet seeking light: Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness, Send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas: We who have so much to do and seek quiet spaces … Continue reading

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Trust in the Slow Work of God

Trust in the slow work of God by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip … Continue reading

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Come… Give us Breath

Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life: by George Herbert Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life: Such a way as gives us breath; Such a truth as ends all strife, Such a life as killeth death. Come, my Light, … Continue reading

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Measured by Weight

True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length. Charles Spurgeon This resounds with what the Apostle Paul says in … Continue reading

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Whatsoever may excite you to love

I till the ancient fields to find hidden seeds that lay dormant there. I have been contemplating a theme that 16th Century Teresa of Avila said about prayer: … we must remember that the business of prayer does not consist … Continue reading

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A Pacifist Prayer in a Time of War

“How does a pacifist pray in a time of war?“ By John Peachey First, I reminded myself that Jesus is the full and complete revelation of God and God’s character as a human being. Jesus commands us to love our … Continue reading

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Sometimes a Prayer

Sometimes a Prayer, by Luci Shaw O Listener, You know how pleased I can be with the sounds of my own words. But sometimes a prayer comes out half chewed, like a tough crust that sticks in the teeth. Or … Continue reading

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