Category Archives: Prayers

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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Broken Things

Broken Things, by Julie Miller You can have my heart Though it isn’t new It’s been used and broken And only comes in blue It’s been down a long road And it got dirty on the way If I give … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Day of Atonement

Prayer for the Day of Atonement So then, let thy worshipful awe (fear), O Yahweh our God, come over all thy creatures, and reverent dread of thee upon all thou has made, that all thy creatures may be in awe … Continue reading

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A Thirst to be made Thirsty

“O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the … Continue reading

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