Prayer before studying the Bible

This is a prayer that may be used to open a session of Bible study. It was written by Julie Palmer. As we open our Bibles We also open our hearts. May these words of truth fall upon the very fabric of our lives. Father, we pray that these ancient scriptures would come alive withinContinue reading “Prayer before studying the Bible”

Blessing for the lighting of a fire

This blessing comes from the Carmina Gadelica, a collection a Celtic poetry and prayers. It is called Blessing Of The Kindling. I am thinking an adapted version would be good for my fire pit nights. I will kindle my fire this morning In presence of the holy angels of heaven, In presence of Ariel ofContinue reading “Blessing for the lighting of a fire”

Medical Healing and the Christian

I think it’s a sign of our times that, while I have seen many Christians commenting on the pros and cons of vaccination, I don’t think I’ve seen too many articulate their theology of medical healing for fellow Christians. Once again, much of our practice seems to be happening in a theological vacuum. It shouldn’tContinue reading “Medical Healing and the Christian”

A prayer for living the gospel

From the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council God of yesterday, today and tomorrow, we call to mind your presence within us and around us. Open our ears that we may hear your Word.Open our hearts that we may understand your Word.Open our mouths that we may speak your World. Inspire us with the Gospel message,thatContinue reading “A prayer for living the gospel”

Prayer to the Sacred Three

This prayer was sourced from a Forest Church liturgy at Brigid’s Mantle by Gelli Ma Prayer to the Sacred Three  Sacred Three, whose love spirals the Universe I ask you to guide my footsteps  To open my eyes, to reveal your presence in the world that is your gift to me. May the blessing ofContinue reading “Prayer to the Sacred Three”

When did Christians start meeting on a Sunday?

When did Christians start meeting on a Sunday? Many assume that it’s a tradition that arose centuries after the apostles. And yet evidence survives within the Bible itself that churches began meeting on the first day of the week soon after the resurrection of Jesus on the first day of the week. For instance, inContinue reading “When did Christians start meeting on a Sunday?”

A prayer for the church

Psalm 122:6-9 I pray this with the understanding that the bride of Christ is the new Jerusalem Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels. ” For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “PeaceContinue reading “A prayer for the church”