Tag: prayer

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

To Pray

To pray is to take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings, the divine margin in all attainments. Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living. It is all we can offer in… Continue Reading “To Pray”

Show Me Your Ways, O Lord.

Today’s Lenten poem/prayer/psalm from Education for Justice is from the Psalms: Psalm 25:6-10. Show me your ways, O Lord,    teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me,    for you are God my Savior,    and my hope is… Continue Reading “Show Me Your Ways, O Lord.”


Thomas a Kempis wrote the classic, The Imitation of Christ. Today our Lenten poem/prayer from Education for Justice is from that book. Prayer Grant me, O Lord, to know what I ought to know, To love what I ought to love, To praise what… Continue Reading “Prayer”

Christ Has No Body

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582). I am familiar with the poem and have always thought of it as the Prayer of St. Teresa. Christ Has No Body Christ has no body but yours, No hands,… Continue Reading “Christ Has No Body”


Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Jessica Powers. Prayer Prayer is the trap-door out of sin. Prayer is a mystic entering in to secret places full of light. It is a passage through the night. Heaven is reached, the blessed say,… Continue Reading “Prayer”

Possible Answers to Prayer

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice, is by Scott Cairns. Your petitions—though they continue to bear just the one signature—have been duly recorded. Your anxieties—despite their constant, relatively narrow scope and inadvertent entertainment value—nonetheless serve to bring your person vividly to mind. Your… Continue Reading “Possible Answers to Prayer”

Prayer of One Who Feels Lost

Today, on the First Sunday of Lent, our Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Joyce Rupp (whose books and poetry I have always enjoyed). Dear God, why do I keep fighting you off? One part of me wants you desparately, another part of… Continue Reading “Prayer of One Who Feels Lost”

A Simple Prayer

Eternal Spirit — Earth-Maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver; source of all that is and that shall be; Father and Mother of us all. Loving God, in whom is heaven. The hallowing of your name echoes through the universe! – The New Zealand Prayer Book

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas . . .

When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with the flocks, then the work of Christmas begins: to find the lost, to heal those… Continue Reading “On the Eleventh Day of Christmas . . .”