Category Archives: Prayers

The Prayer Life that Matters Most

In times of stress and cultural chaos—pandemics, protests, political strife, and more—Christians rightly remind one another of the importance of prayer. A deepening prayer life is often needed, tested, and enriched in times of crisis. Thus begins Tim Shorey’s excellent … Continue reading

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We Give Them Back to Thee

“I think that the dying pray at the last not, ‘please,’ but ‘thank you’ as a guest thanks his host at that door.”     Annie Dillard This favourite line from Annie Dillard is a recurring theme reminding me to be … Continue reading

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Refocus our Hearts

Abba, Father, As we gather together, we praise You for this day and Your purpose for it. Reset our agendas, as we sit in Your presence. For You assure us that where two or more gather in Your name You … Continue reading

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Trying to hold back the Tide

And Then You We arranged our lives as best we can, to keep your holiness at bay, with our pieties, our doctrines, our liturgies, our moralities, our secret ideologies, Safe, virtuous, settled, And then you – you and your dreams, … Continue reading

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This Day is Your Gift to Us

This day is your gift to us;     we take it, Lord, from your hand     and thank you for the wonder of it. God be with us in this your day,     every day and every … Continue reading

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I Sing Because…

For those for whom worship of the Living God is woven into the fabric of life, one of the sad laments during this time of social distancing has been the loss of communal worship – the singing of praise to … Continue reading

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The Depths of August

The Depths of August By Eric Pankey I was blinded by grace, A prey torn from its shadow, Entwined only to unravel. Alive in a dead calm, I was fire from which Air is withheld, A charged element. An illegible … Continue reading

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