Tag: prayer

A Prayer when the Way Is Not Clear

MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following… Continue Reading “A Prayer when the Way Is Not Clear”

May I Be a Lamp

May I become an island for those seeking dry land A lamp for those needing light, A place of rest for those who desire one, And a servant for those needing service. – Shantideva

O Adonai – O Lord

O Adonai and Leader of the House of Israel, you appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush and gave him the Law on Sinai. O come and redeem us with an outstretched arm. -source of translation unknown

More on Kindness

Every act of kindness, courageously offered, however small, is a small flower sown in a field of peace. • Wayne Muller in Learning to Pray

Prayer Is an Act of Hope – An Act of Faith

A Holy Thursday Prayer Pray, even if you feel nothing, see nothing. For when you are dry, empty, sick or weak, at such a time is your prayer most pleasing to God, even though you may find little joy in it. This is true… Continue Reading “Prayer Is an Act of Hope – An Act of Faith”

Prayer is Hope in Action

To clasp hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world. – Karl Barth

Prayer Is Energy

Prayer is energy, the energy of love and transformative power. It is given to us to use for the good of all creation. In prayer God gives us the fuel of life, and asks us to live it. Margaret Silf in The Gift of… Continue Reading “Prayer Is Energy”

On the Third Day of Christmas

A Christmas Wish And then all that has divided us will merge And then compassion will be wedded to power And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind And then both men and women will be gentle And then… Continue Reading “On the Third Day of Christmas”

A Dominican Mystic’s Prayer

I’ve shared this prayer from the Dominican mystic, Meister Eckhart, before. And it bears repeating. If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

Where Is Your Altar?

Everywhere, wherever you may find yourself, you can set up an altar to God in your mind by means of prayer. – The Way of a Pilgrim, author unknown