Contrary to what some may believe, God wants to get involved in our world, and is often just waiting to be asked. Here is my sermon on what Jesus teaches us about prayer in Luke 11:1-13.
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Prayer: A Patched Poem In the morning, while it is still dark, go to a deserted place. Shut the door. Say nothing to anyone. Be silent before the Lord God. Be silent. Do not occupy yourself with great things. Calm and quiet your soul, like a weaned child with its mother. Be still and know…
Prayer cards are a powerful way of praying for others using Scripture. I learned this from Paul E. Miller's "A Praying Life" and thought I would share it here.
A reflection on how prayer calls us, and accompanies us, on the journey from the head to the heart.
A reflection on how to pray with Scripture using "lectio divina" followed by an excerpt from Dietrich Bonhoeffer with some further thoughts on how to go about this spiritual practice.
A reflection on the importance of solitude and silence in our lives of prayer.
A reflection on prayer - what it is, and how we can grow in our life of prayer.
I am getting ready to teach a class on prayer, and rounded up some of my favorite quotes about prayer, outside of Scripture. Here are twenty of my favorites.
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.