Category Archives: Prayers

The Presence of God

Today’s offering comes from the “spiritual maxims” of Brother Lawrence – a 17th Century kitchen help in a monastery, whose letters and maxims have survived the centuries: The holiest, most common, most necessary practice in the spiritual life is the … Continue reading

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A Blessing of Presence

Woven Heart from Tangled String, Videoblocks.com A Blessing of Presence  by John O’Donohue May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence [longing for the divine]. May you have joy and peace … Continue reading

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Listening into a conversation with God

It was just before I was to leave for University that a friend of mine suggested that I attend a Bible Study with an elderly man in my home town (thanks Dan; you don’t know what you gave me). I … Continue reading

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Awakening in the World

A Blessing: Awakening in the World by John O’Donohue Blessed be the longing that brought you here and that quickens your soul with wonder. May you have the courage to befriend your eternal longing. May you enjoy the critical and … Continue reading

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What about us?

Listening for the currents of popular culture that serve as a prophetic word about the times in which we live, “What about us?” performed by P!nk, is a prayerful lament. Though the specific meaning behind this song is unclear, this is … Continue reading

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When Prayer can be Itself

When Prayer can be Itself, by Karl Rahner Prayer can be itself only when it is understood as the last moment of speech before the silence, as the act of self-disposal just before the incomprehensibility of God disposes of one, … Continue reading

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Canadian punk rocker Avril Lavigne surprises with a worship song?

Originally posted on OpentheWord.org:
Avril Lavigne in Brasilia, Brazil in May, 2014 Credit: Breno Galtier/Wikipedia/Creative Commons Canadian rock star Avril Lavigne, 34, has surprised everyone with the recent release of a song that some describe as a worship song.…

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