Understanding Maturity

Understanding Maturity

We are constantly growing, expanding in our learning and understanding. From moment to moment each experience we have changes us in small, subtle ways. As we progress through life we pray that we have the wisdom to learn from each of these experiences and to grow in...
A Gaelic Prayer

A Gaelic Prayer

One of the many book of prayers that I have is The Sun Dances: Prayers and Blessings from the Gaelic by Alexander Carmichael (1960). Reading and hearing prayers from other cultures is illuminating to understand how people over time have encountered God. The prayer...
Praying for Forgiveness

Praying for Forgiveness

The central belief in Christian thought is that through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross we are forgiven. How we are forgiven or what we are forgiven for is perhaps open to more debate or interpretation. The theology of atonement is an area of study which seeks...
Prayer for Pentecost

Prayer for Pentecost

Jesus promised the disciples that after he left them he would send another, an advocate, in his place. The Holy Spirit comes, a Spirit of truth that continues to point us towards the teachings of Christ and of God’s holy purpose for creation. God of power and...
A Gaelic Prayer

Praying for Comfort

Gracious God, your love for us extends beyond our understanding. In a busy world we often seek rest. Amid the many conflicts and disasters we seek peace. Allow us to step beyond the boundaries of what we understand peace to be. Allow us to extend true, heartfelt...
A Gaelic Prayer

Prayers for Nepal and Baltimore

Today’s prayer is for two very different concerns, in two very different parts of the world. A few days ago Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake. Much of the infrastructure in Nepal has been damaged or destroyed and it will take years to rebuild. This...

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