Why pray the Lord's Prayer? Isn't better to just talk to God, to share what is on our heart? Sometimes it is. But at other times, the Lord's Prayer offers us the words that we need to address the God that we love.
In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us not to worry. But we still worry. At least I do. So here are three things that Jesus teaches us about how to handle the inevitable worries of life.
Here are five basic pillars that keep my life of prayer propped up when the burdens of life threaten to weigh it down.
Here is a very simple Afternoon Prayer Service that can be used by those keeping the Divine Office, or by anyone wishing to pause and spend a few moments in prayer in the afternoon.
Dom Chapman teaches us to "Pray as you can, not as you can't." I would add to that, based on my recent illness, "Pray while you can."
In this introduction to Christian mysticism, Baxter helps us understand why this topic is so important to the church today, and helps us to "recover the premodern vision of God in all its fierce joy and heartening wildness.”
A few of my favorite quotes on silence, particularly as it relates to prayer.
Always breathe Christ. - St. Anthony of Egypt
Reflections on "Stranger," a poem by Thomas Merton.
A recent article lifted up the health benefits of experiencing awe in life, but what does awe look like without God?