Chinese christian boy praying – artist unknown
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How can we live more prayerful lives?
How can we live more prayerful lives? How can we live so prayer is more than a practice we pursue in moments of quiet but a lifestyle we pursue in our everyday activities? A big part of the problem is our double mindedness, our distractedness, our attempts at multitasking which ultimately mean we are notContinue reading “How can we live more prayerful lives?”
How do you pray?
I was recently asked, how do you pray, personally? In answer I said, prayer is a fluid thing for me. I do not set aside specific times for prayer, but pray most days, sometimes multiple times a day, sometimes for more than an hour at a time. I find outdoors is very conducive, whether walkingContinue reading “How do you pray?”
What is your view on prayers in parliament?
I think it is importance to distinguish between “freedom of religion” and “freedom from religion” as some would prefer to phrase it. I think it is ridiculous to expect a non-Christian to be obliged to say Christian prayers by law, but likewise I object when secular principles are used to quash Christians from expressing themselvesContinue reading “What is your view on prayers in parliament?”
Consciousness and Will
Dion Fortune once discribed magick as “the art of changing consciousness at will”. It strikes me that prayer could alternately be described as “the art of changing consciousness in alignment with God’s will”. The emphasis in prayer is on ego transcending not strengthening. We are invited to shift our consciousness to ways that are moreContinue reading “Consciousness and Will”
From the cowardice that dare not face new truth, From the laziness that is contented with half truth, From the arrogance that thinks it knows all truth, Good Lord, deliver us. Kenyan prayer
Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy of life?
I prefer to let pictures speak for themselves, and ask, why can’t Buddhism be both a religion and a philosophy of life?
God Guide Me: Celtic Prayer
DHE STIUIR MI God Guide Me From the Carmina Gadelica GOD guide me with Thy wisdom, God chastise me with Thy justice, God help me with Thy mercy, God protect me with Thy strength. God fill me with Thy fullness, God shield me with Thy shade, God fill me with Thy grace, For the sake ofContinue reading “God Guide Me: Celtic Prayer”
Lord, make me an instrument of peace
The Prayer of Saint Francis Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may notContinue reading “Lord, make me an instrument of peace”
Christian Haiku on Psalm 3
Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament. For I pray to you