A prayer by Harry Martin, which I offer in celebration of the southern winter solstice, Jesus, Love, we seek your coming. As your servants we join with all creation in proclaiming your glory. The winter barren trees look heavenward, Anticipating the newness of life, coming in the springs of your resurrection. The soaring eagle liftsContinue reading “Praying through the Winter Solstice”
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A Prayer of Thanks for the Four Elements
A Prayer of Thanks for the Four Elements (written by Talitha Arnold, with ideas from the Children of United Church of Santa Fe.) A Prayer for Air: We thank you, God, for the gift of air – For cool breezes and brisk winds that refresh us, For blue skies and crystal clear nights, For theContinue reading “A Prayer of Thanks for the Four Elements”
Are we an answer to the prayer of Jesus?
On the night of his arrest, Jesus prayed, “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent meContinue reading “Are we an answer to the prayer of Jesus?”
Praying against the spirit of hate
Join me in praying against the spirit of hate and for an expansion of our enemies imagination … and our own. Like and pass on if you’re in.
Remembering all living things in prayer
This prayer is commonly attributed to Saint Basil, the Bishop of Caesarea in the fourth century, though this is somewhat contested. Irrespective of it’s origins I think we can benefit from it. O God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things, even our brothers, the animals, to whom Thou gave theContinue reading “Remembering all living things in prayer”
An elemental prayer
God of our Lord, Jesus You are the rock supporting my feet You are the water quenching my thirst You are the breath giving me life You are the light guiding my way Empower me now with your Spirit Amen
The daily Trinitarian prayer of John Stott
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may live this day in your presence and please you more and more. Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you. Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen inContinue reading “The daily Trinitarian prayer of John Stott”
Is it okay for Christians to pray to saints?
As a Protestant, I am sure you are expecting me to answer no, and insist that prayer should be directed to God alone. And you’re right, that is my position. What may surprise you though, is that I concede that the official Catholic position is much the same. How is this? Read on. The officialContinue reading “Is it okay for Christians to pray to saints?”
A Prayer of Indigenous Peoples, Refugees, Immigrants, and Pilgrims
A Prayer of Indigenous Peoples, Refugees, Immigrants, and Pilgrims Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we come before you as many parts of a single body. people drawn from every tribe, every nation, every language; some indigenous—peoples of the land; some refugees, immigrants, pilgrims—people on the move; some hosts, some guests, some both hostsContinue reading “A Prayer of Indigenous Peoples, Refugees, Immigrants, and Pilgrims”
Lord of justice and mercy
Lord of justice and mercy, both strong and loving, creator of the earth and humankind, we praise you for your omnipotence and we thank you for your presence in our lives. Lord, we ask that you teach us to love our neighbor, so that we may obey your commands. We ask that you teach usContinue reading “Lord of justice and mercy”