We are free. . . but loved infinitely. So I believe, my God, that because you love us and because you are our Father you have always wanted us to be happy forever, that you always propose but never impose. I believe that your Spirit of love at the center of our life, whispers to… Read More
Thursday (night) Prayer
Now that the sun has set, I sit and rest, and think of you. Give my weary body peace. Let my legs and arms stop aching. Let my nose stop sneezing. Let my head stop thinking. Let me sleep in your arms. Amen. A prayer of the Dinka, the major Nilotic people of southern Sudan.
Friday Five: Surprising Finds!
Only afterwards, do we realize that we have “found” something that we like–like a new way to look at something; a new (to me) author; a new song or hymn; a new food. Today share with us something that you like that seemed surprisingly “new” to you sometime in the near past. It could even… Read More
Source of creation, I hereby forgive anyone who has angered or hurt me, in this incarnation or any other. May no one be punished on my account. And if it be Your will, may I be forgiven for the hurt I’ve caused others and myself, and may I not revert to the old habits that… Read More
Lord, today, help me and all in our congregation to let no evil talk come out of our mouths, but only what is useful for building others up as there is need, that our words may give grace to all who hear. (Ephesians 4:29)
Help me see the good and the bad, O God, as equal opportunities to lean closer into your loving embrace.
Friday Five: Clutter/De-Clutter
My daughter told me that she and her partner have different ways of organizing: my daughter puts it all in a pile, while her spouse files it. My daughter is definitely connected to me, as I tend to be a stacker of papers, photos, letters, books, clothes, etc. I am wanting to get rid of… Read More
O God, for another day, for another morning, for another hour, for another minute, for another chance to live and serve Thee, I am truly grateful. Do Thou this day free me from all fear of the future, from all anxiety about tomorrow, from all bitterness towards any one, from all cowardice in face of… Read More
Thursday Prayer Thought
Here is a photo card I have had for 20 years with the Mother Teresa quote: “There are no great things, only small things with great love.” The photo was taken in 1995 by Jamie Josephs in Willoq, Peru.
God give me the strength and direction to do the right thing no matter what the consequences may be. Help me to consider others and not harm them in any way. Help me to consult with others before I take any actions that would cause me to be sorry. Help me to not repeat such… Read More