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“I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.”    Phillips Brooks


Pray Big Prayers

Pray the largest prayers. You cannot think a prayer so large that God, in answering it, will not wish you had made it larger. Pray not for crutches but for wings!

Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)


Quote to Ponder ~Phillips Brooks

Some day, in the years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life.  But the real struggle is here, now…Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer.  

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pattyrollers in the sanctuary

Eventually, it would work this way — some places were safe and some places were not. If you could make it to the safe place, sometimes woods, sometimes city, then you were safe. 609 more words


Collect: Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts, 1893 (Jan 23)

Writing about Phillips Brooks in 1930, William Lawrence, who as a young man had known him, began, “Phillips Brooks was a leader of youth …. His was the spirit of adventure, in thought, life, and faith.

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Prayers & Praying

Driving Blindly Ahead

Many of us probably are familiar with the story of American author, political and women’s suffrage activist and lecturer Helen Keller.  Helen was born in 1880. 471 more words

Christmas Prayer

O Holy Child of Bethlehem,

Descend on us, we pray;

Cast out our sin, and enter in,

Be born in us today.

We hear the Christmas angels… 24 more words