Category Archives: Prayers

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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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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Prayer as the Practice of Memory

Prayer begins as the most spontaneous of acts: pain, gratitude, anger. It occurs in fragments. It is experienced abruptly without transitions. But as it continues, it develops subterranean connections – gathering and arranging – and it becomes our most comprehensive … Continue reading

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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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