234 – Learning to Pray – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

In the weeks before this past Christmas I took several opportunities to visit a few local bookstores (no surprise to those of you who know me!). On one of my visits, I was looking at several books on prayer and … Continue reading

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

206 – Simple Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

This past Sunday morning I was listening to “Interfaith Voices” on NPR and heard an interesting interview with Anne Lamott.  She talks about her book, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers. How does that sound to you?  Does it capture … Continue reading

200 – When We Answer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I first heard of Frederick Buechner many years ago and remember thinking I should read his books.  I found one, started reading it and soon stopped.  For whatever reasons, I could not follow his writing and could not understand him. A few days … Continue reading

199 – Prayer Beads – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Last week I came across this article on prayer.  I invite you to notice how ancient prayer practices have modern day effects even with some of our youngest. Let Us Pray – by Melanie Gordon “What does prayer look like? How do … Continue reading

195 – Eastertide – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Well … we made it through Lent … and then Easter Sunday and now it’s over and we can rest.  Anyone feeling that way this week?  A lot of us were very busy during these past weeks and for many … Continue reading

194 – Praying with Others – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

The past few weeks I have been thinking about when we prayer together and recently these remarks by Thomas R. Steaglad from A House of Prayer: The Power of Praying in Community found their way to my inbox, Why do so … Continue reading