Category Archives: Prayers

More Beautiful for Being Broken: Scrubbing my Soul

Scrubbing My Soul, by Amy Israelson I sit, wondering if I can ever beat this, Beat this anger that is bubbling up inside of me. It feels wild, volatile, untamed; Like a whip, eager to lash out –  to sting … Continue reading

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More Beautiful for Being Broken: Multiple Sclerosis

That guy that can’t walk by Dion Oxford, Reposted with permission. In 2010 I traveled to Costa Rica with Erinn and Cate for surgery. It was rumored that this procedure could do a lot to alleviate some of the significant … Continue reading

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More Beautiful for Being Broken: Kintsukuroi

“The Japanese art of Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, repairs broken pottery with seams of gold. This repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the object even more beautiful for being broken. It is a long and difficult process, but the results are … Continue reading

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And the Table will be Wide

And the Table will be Wide by Jan Richardson And the table will be wide. And the welcome will be wide. And the arms will open wide to gather us in. And our hearts will open wide to receive. And we … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur – a Palestinian Christian Perspective

Yom Kippur  (the Jewish day of atonement) – starts at sundown tonight. The following comes from a Palestinian Christian perspective written for last year’s celebration – for your edification: “Today, we celebrate in Israel the day of atonement or Yom Kippur. … Continue reading

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On Time and Prayer

On Time by John Milton Fly, envious Time, till thou run out thy race, Call on the lazy leaden-stepping hours, Whose speed is but the heavy plummet’s pace; And glut thyself with what thy womb devours, Which is no more … Continue reading

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A hope that will one day take hold of You

A Prayer for God’s Help by Thomas Aquinas O Lord my God, help me to be obedient without reserve, poor without servility, chaste without compromise, humble without pretense, joyful without depravity, serious without affectation, active without frivolty, submissive without bitterness, truthful without duplicity, … Continue reading

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