Category Archives: Prayer

Redirecting

I am directionally challenged.  I get lost easily and even have trouble in knowing which way to turn when I get off elevators.  I am very grateful for the new technology that gives us mapping programs.  My phone uses these … Continue reading

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A Day of Hope

A week ago, a nephew married and my mind went back to the words of the Rt. Rev. Richard Chartes as he began the Royal wedding ceremony three years ago, calling the wedding day a Day of Hope, as every … Continue reading

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Living Fully

Forgiveness and peace (shalom) are a huge part of the Christian life. Jesus calls us to forgive over and over again. Imagine that each of us is given a bag when we enter the world. For each thing that we … Continue reading

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Epiphany – January 6

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star … Continue reading

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Advent Week Three – Celebrating Joy

Lighting the Candle of Joy “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” Emily Dickinson In his biography, Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis talked about God coming into his life and surprising him with joy.  As … Continue reading

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Walking the Labyrinth – Walking Prayers

A labyrinth is a complex path that doubles back upon itself, leading to a center in a way that is not obvious.  There is a tradition in the Christian church of walking this path while praying.  The labyrinth can be … Continue reading

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The Quiet Garden Movement

I recently learned about  The Quiet Garden Movement which began in the UK and is now over the world.  It is, according to the website, “a simple ministry of hospitality and prayer.”  Amazingly, people will offer their gardens to be … Continue reading

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Prayer for Peace for the National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer.  We met as an assembly of many churches today and prayed for many topics of concern.  My topic was Peace.  As I was praying about just what to say, I thought about some … Continue reading

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Prayers of Hope for William and Kate

Prince William married Catherine Middleton today.  I was struck not only by the beauty and joy of the couple, but with the beautiful and wise words from the Rt Rev. Richard Chartre, Bishop of London.  It was a joyful day, … Continue reading

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Prayers for Peace

“O God, it is your will to hold both heaven and earth in a single peace.  Let the design of your great love shine on the waste of our wraths and sorrows and give peace to your Church, peace among … Continue reading

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