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Posts Tagged ‘prayer’



Prayer: Courage and Fortitude as Disciples

Lord, your love for us is overwhelming. The very hairs on our head are counted, yet we ignore the needs of others. You have guided us toward goodness and life despite our unfaithfulness. The power of the world often is the voice to which we turn. We are a fearful people, often lacking in faith and trust in ...
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Keeping Company

With all the talk about social distancing, I got thinking about the company we still can joyfully and safely keep. We don’t have to spiritually distance ourselves; being mindful of our privilege of praying for others in the presence and nearness of God should give us great reassurance. We are ...
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“Harp of the Holy Spirit”

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. (Colossians 3:16)   St. Ephrem, whom we celebrate today, a doctor of the Church, saw the great value of songs in our public ...
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Away With Birds

I have an office/workroom upstairs in my old house. There are two windows, side by side, offering a treetop view. One day as I was doing some ironing—yes, I am one of those people who still irons clothes—I saw what I thought was a clump of brownish leaves at the ...
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Prayer: “Receive the Holy Spirit ”

Come Holy Spirit, come! Open our eyes to those whose minds are locked in fear, whose hearts still cling to what was. Direct us to those who need a sign of your love. Show us how to heal our world, one person at a time. This we ask through Jesus Christ who abides with us through ...
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Prayer: Glory, Glory Hallelujah

God of inexhaustible freshness, we thank you for the glory of these spring days when all creation celebrates the mystery of resurrection. Give us a little time to “waste” today just to praise you with our whole being and enjoy being part of the glory of spring. This we ask through Jesus Christ, Your Son, in whom ...
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