Taking Care—Prayerful Tuesday

For the last three weeks I have been in constant pain due to a pinched nerve in my back.  This fussy nerve has been bothering me for a long time but I refused to listen to it. So now it is fighting back to get the attention it thinks it deserves.  I have never been … Continue reading Taking Care—Prayerful Tuesday

Morning Prayer

  Let those whose hearts are chained with hate, fear and greed hear the call of love, courage and generosity. Let the light break the chain of hate for those whose are different, the chain of fear of having a point of view challenged, the chain of greed that locks all out of the heart … Continue reading Morning Prayer

Pray Everywhere, Anytime

16Rejoice always, 17pray without ceasing, 18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. –                                  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, (NRSV) To pray always, without ceasing, seems like an impossible task.  Seeing God in every … Continue reading Pray Everywhere, Anytime

Hand Drawing a Labyrinth Meditation – Prayerful Tuesday

Drawing a Cretan or Classical Labyrinth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT9BdWMrvnA Note: the artist is making a right hand labyrinth, instruction are for a left hand labyrinth.  The method is the same; the difference is the starting point, which is from the top left hand short angle line to the top long center line. I love walking a labyrinth, … Continue reading Hand Drawing a Labyrinth Meditation – Prayerful Tuesday

Forgiveness – Prayerful Tuesday

Matthew 18:21-22: 21 Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ 22Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. This week’s prayer practice comes from the lectionary readings.  In Matthew, Peter asks Jesus how many … Continue reading Forgiveness – Prayerful Tuesday

Walk in the Presence — Prayerful Tuesday

Ah summer, filled with hot days and warm nights, homemade popsicles and fresh fruit.  On hot days I love to amble over to Yost Park and walk under the tall trees in the cool shade.  I don’t want to exert myself too much; I might after all get too warm.  Therefore today as our spiritual … Continue reading Walk in the Presence — Prayerful Tuesday

Rest in God – Prayerful Tuesday

  The only real rest comes when you’re alone with God -- Rumi Ruth Jewell, ©June 17, 2014