Friday, March 20, 2015

Sing And Do

Set our hearts to sing your praise,
and our bodies to do your will. 
     -Common Prayer

Friday, March 13, 2015

Also A Herenow

The cry for life beyond the grave is presumptuous, if there is no cry for eternal life prior to our descending to the grave. Eternity is no perpetual future but perpetual presence. He has planted in us the seed of eternal life. The world to come is not only a hereafter but also a herenow. 
     -Abraham Joshua Heschel 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

An Invitation

Prayer is an invitation to God to intervene in our lives, to let His will prevail in our affairs; it is the opening of a window to Him in our will, an effort to make Him Lord of our soul.
     — Abraham Joshua Heschel

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Herenow

The cry for a life beyond the grave is presumptuous, if there is no cry for eternal life prior to our descending to the grave. Eternity is not perpetual future but perpetual presence. He has planted in us the seed of eternal life. The world to come is not only a hereafter but also a herenow.
      — Abraham Joshua Heschel

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Never Act Without Praying

We must never act without praying, nor prayed without action when we have the means to take action.
   — Charles de Foucauld

Trials

It is the trial that reveals what is in the person. 
     -Thaddee Matura

Friday, March 6, 2015

Yearning

We become what we yearn after, hence the need of prayer. 
     -Mahatma Gandi

What are you yearning after?

Slinking Around

It is good every once in a while to feel oneself in the hands of God, and not always eternally slinking around familiar nooks and corners of a town where one always knows the way out.    
     -Soren Kirkegaard 

Lord, guide us as we try to find our way out of this city. Lead us to the backroads and trails where your lost and forgotten sheep are. Lead us to the ones you have prepared for your word and your spirit.  
Amen

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Teach Me To Pray

Eternal Spirit of the living Christ,
I know not how to ask or what to say;
I only know my need, as deep as life,
and only you can teach me how to pray.

Beginning another prayerwalk in Southeast Asia. Pray with me as we go!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Love a Great Deal

To pray is not to speak a great deal, but to love a great deal.
     — St. Therese of Lisieux

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Heart Of Faith

Give me a pure heart - that I may see Thee,
A humble heart - that I may hear Thee,
A heart of love - that I may serve Thee,
A heart of faith - that I may abide in Thee.
     -Dag Hammarskjold