Jesus prays for us. I suppose it should not be surprising that this is how Jesus chose to spend his quickly dwindling time. And, yet, it is incredibly humbling to sit with this knowledge.
It’s time to connect with God, and connect with my neighbor, not just on a cell phone, or chat, or a tweet, but in face-to-face, hand-to-hand, eye-to-eye ways. Time to reconnect with God, because that’s the most important connection of all.
Prayer keeps the muscles of my faith strong which in turn gives me the spiritual energy and resilience I need to be in order to be present and active in this world even when it is painful.
That’s the power of this prayer; the power of Jesus’ admonition to pray. There is such beauty in this prayer. It’s this prayer that unites us into community. It’s this prayer that comes to us in our deepest need and our deepest joy.
“Here are the two best prayers I know: ‘Help me, help me, help me and Thank you, thank you, thank you.’” Anne Lamott
God is like the lover who just can’t see your point of view.
The Washington National Cathedral has created a website that allows you to generate a prayer specific to your own interests, and available to those of several religions.
I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven…
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen. Amen.
When I sit with Jesus early in the morning, I am spending time. Is not the word “spending” so interesting here? We spend time. We make time. We have time. We spend Money. We make Product. We have Gift. So I take this valuable time, like pieces of silver, and I spend some on time with Jesus.
prayer helps me find my courage and step back into the world, unchanged in all but the most essential ways.
by Linda Ryan It’s a very quiet morning. There’s some roadwork going on near the house and part of…