Hope, Light, Love, Advent

 “He who wants to enter the holiness of the day must first lay down the profanity of clattering commerce, of being yoked to toil. He must go away from the screech of dissonant days, from the nervousness and fury of acquisitiveness and the betrayal in embezzling his own life. He must say farewell to manual … Continue reading Hope, Light, Love, Advent

God’s Prayer

Meister Eckhart’s Book of Secrets, M.S. Burrows & J.M. SweeneyHampton Roads Publishing, 2019, pg. 70 Yesterday I received my copy of Meister Eckhart’s Book of Secrets and with some excitement opened the book, to this random page. It took me only a moment to read the few lines of the poem, but a lot longer … Continue reading God’s Prayer

New Years’ Day Prayer

Circle us, Lord, on this New Year’s DayCircle us with the light of your presence, bright in a world going darkEnable us to overcomer fear and temptationEnable us to have courage to overcome despair and apathy Enable us to become that which you would desireLord of creation, Lord of SalvationCircle us with the light of … Continue reading New Years’ Day Prayer

January 20, 2017

Last evening I was thinking about history, in particular, the history of our country. In 1776 our founding fathers chose to protest and separate from an oppressive imperial government. They chose to fight what they saw as injustice and for the most part they won that battle. Yes, most were elitist, and some were slave … Continue reading January 20, 2017

A Prayer for 11/13/2016

Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness: for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. Romans 8:26 Holy Spirit, this past week has been one of disappointment, fear, confusion and, yes, hate. You, Gracious Spirit have taught us to be … Continue reading A Prayer for 11/13/2016

A Christmas Prayer

Inspired by a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson Loving God, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and worship of the wise men. Let us close the door of hate and open the door to Peace and in the window … Continue reading A Christmas Prayer

Advent, Week One – Prayerful Tuesday

Deuteronomy 18:15-18 15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you shall heed such a prophet. 16 This is what you requested of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said: "If I hear the voice of the Lord my … Continue reading Advent, Week One – Prayerful Tuesday