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Posts Tagged ‘faith’



Live Lent: A Forty-Day Challenge

On each Monday in February, we will share some thoughts from Sr. Terry about preparing for and really experiencing Lent, which begins with Ash Wednesday on February 26.   At one summer barbecue with friends and family, a neighbor sat down to chat with me. It was generally known that he was “antireligion.” Although ...
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God Is In This House

I saw this headline on the website of a Catholic publication: “Where is the zeal in the U.S. Church?”   I immediately thought to myself, “I know at least one answer to that question. The zeal is up on West 7th Street in Plainfield—specifically at the Rose of Sharon Community Church.”   I was ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

A reading from the Book of the Second Book of Samuel (Chapter Chapter 5:1-3)   David was the greatest king of Israel, chosen by God and “all the tribes of Israel.”   “And the Lord said to you, ‘You shall shepherd my people Israel and be commander of Israel.’” So, David had two responsibilities—shepherd, or ...
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Prayer: To Grow in Faith

Loving God and Father, my life and support, let me grow in faith, and let me realize that my faith in you is nothing in comparison to your faith in me. I ask this in the name of Jesus, my Brother, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.   Adapted from The People's Prayer ...
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Prayer: Placing God First

God of the living, all the earth bows down before you. All creation groans in praise of you. You alone are the Lord of lords. You alone are the God of all creation. You invite all human beings into deep and personal relationship. You insist that we shall have no other gods before you. Help me as ...
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A Prayer on the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Lord our God, it is your love that sustains us, binds us to one another, and calls us out into the world. Stretch us to move beyond our own limitations, so that in all our actions your love will be present to bring about forgiveness, healing, and justice. With grateful hearts, we thank you for your amazing love. In Jesus’ name we ...
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