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Saturday Prayer: Asking God to Change Us

This Saturday’s Prayer…

Remember, O Lord, what you have wrought in us and not what we deserve; and, as you have called me to your service, make me worthy of your calling; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Source: The Divine Hours

How To Pray

Early morning prayer

The expression of light before it breaks:
a black sky open to distant heavens;
the shocking nudity of pale tree limbs
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185: Church

Do the bats in your belfry bother you, or do you carefully count them out and back again at dawn and dusk, mindful of each individual member of the congregation? 81 more words

Fresh Mercies Daily

Getting (Pastoring) Things Done, Part II

My previous post is the theoretical side of productivity in the pastor’s life. This one is practical; it’s the practices I am actually doing right now. 500 more words


Lent & Our 2016 Lent Practices

The church season of Lent starts on Wednesday, February 10. Here’s a helpful summary:

Originating in the fourth century of the church, the season of Lent spans 40 weekdays beginning on…

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Praying the Hours: We Need Spiritual Discipline

Acts 3:1 – One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer–at three in the afternoon.

When I first heard of praying the hours, I thought it sounded mystical – I assumed it was a spiritual practice associated with monastics or nuns. 313 more words