Category Archives: Prayers

Creative Affirmations

Julia Cameron put together a marvellous workbook called “The Artist’s Way.”  These Creative Affirmations encourage us to be aware that we are  co-creators of beauty with the One who made us for Himself. I am a channel for God’s creativity, and … Continue reading

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A Prayer from Nagasaki

Out of the enormous suffering caused by the atomic bomb, a distinctively Japanese and Christian understanding of the bombing was born: that this holocaust was as a sacrifice of a lamb by which the war would end. (See “A Prayer for … Continue reading

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The Answer to Prayer is Prayer

Many are looking for answers; some are looking for better questions. Along the way, as we pray, our Life becomes a Prayer. I was reminded by Thomas Merton’s encouragement: as we come to God “the desire to please you, pleases … Continue reading

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Prayer: A Bridge between Longing and Belonging

The following are excerpts on prayer are from John O’Donohue’s chapter entitled “Prayer: A Bridge between Longing and Belonging” (in his book, “Eternal Echoes“): One of the most tender images is the human person at prayer. When the body gathers … Continue reading

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Somewhere at the edges of night

I Somewhere, out at the edges, the night is turning and the waves of darkness Begin to brighten the shore of dawn. The heavy dark falls back to earth And the freed air goes wild with light, The heart fills … Continue reading

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Liturgy for the Ritual of Morning Coffee

Liturgy for the Ritual of Morning Coffee – by Doug Mckelvey Meet me, O Christ in this stillness of morning. Move me, O Spirit, to quiet my heart. Mend me, O Father, from yesterday’s harms.   From the discords of yesterday, … Continue reading

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Prayer: nothing more than the soul’s longing

What is prayer? Ken Gire answers: “Prayer is the conversation we have with God. As in any conversation, sometimes we communicate what’s in our heart with great articulation, even eloquence. Other times we find only a toy box of childish … Continue reading

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