224 – The General Thanksgiving – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

In the Book of Common Prayer (p 101) at the close of Morning Prayer the following prayer is offered. Some of you are familiar with liturgical prayers and for some it is something out of your usual experience. In fact, … Continue reading

182 – Common Business – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Last year I got an ebook edition of Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals (edited by Shane Claiborne and others).  I skipped around in it, read some and was impressed and pleased.  This year I decided to read the office … Continue reading

166 – Walking – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

In “The Practice of the Presence of God” Brother Lawrence wrote – “There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual walk with God. Those only can comprehend it who practice and … Continue reading

142 – Eastertide – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Easter Sunday has come and gone but Easter is not over ….. Right It’s not over if we pay any attention to the church calendar which calls the 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost “Eastertide,” or the “Season of Easter,” or … Continue reading

76 – Morning Prayer/Quiet – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Is it important to set aside time for prayer or quiet or silence in the morning? Last week I came across a quote from C. S. Lewis that a blogger entitled “The real problem each morning.”  C. S. Lewis wrote, … Continue reading

74 – Morning Prayer/Evening Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

For several weeks we have been considering the form or pattern our daily prayer can take.  We have thought together about “formal” prayers as found in the Daily Office and liturgy and we have considered a pattern prayer might follow … Continue reading

72 – Morning Prayer/Evening Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Over the last several years I have come across a number of references to W. E. Sangster’s book “Teach Me to Pray.”  He recommends setting aside at least 15 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening for … Continue reading