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Morning Prayer

O God:  Give me strength to live another day; Let me not turn coward before its difficulties or prove recreant to its duties; Let me not lose faith in other people; Keep me sweet and sound of heart, in spite of ingratitude, treachery, or meanness; Preserve me from minding little stings or giving them; Help me to keep my heart clean, and to live so honestly and fearlessly that no outward failure can dishearten me or take away the joy of conscious integrity; Open wide the eyes of my soul that I may see good in all things; Grant me this day some new vision of thy truth; Inspire me with the spirit of joy and gladness; and make me the cup of strength to suffering souls; in the name of the strong Deliverer, our only Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 15 more words


enduring legacies

Charity is a stained glass window once located at Trinity Church in the City of Boston. It was designed by Frederic Crowninshield.  The inscription at the bottom of the window, barely legible in the above photo, reads “ 589 more words


Happy Easter!

“Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, ‘Christ is risen,’ but ‘I shall rise.'” 19 more words


Grace Is Sufficient

O Lord, I do not pray for tasks equal to my strength; I ask for strength equal to my tasks.

Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)

HT: @pauljsohn


23rd January 2015

Whatever happens, always remember the mysterious richness of human nature and the nearness of God to each one of us.

~~Phillips Brooks


The Good Word


Psalm 84:9 Feast of Phillips Brooks, VTS Graduate, Class of 1859

The divide that separates one space from the next can be as wide as an inch or seemingly a mile.  

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The Rev. Matthew R. Hanisian