187 – Prayer by a … – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

A few weeks ago I came across a mention of a book by Ruth Bell Graham, Prodigals and Those Who Love Them, and was intrigued by the title.  Then a few days later in a used book store, there it … Continue reading

186 – Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Have you ever thought you had a problem with prayer?  I will confess that I have. I just came across this from Richard Foster on one kind of prayer problem – Our problem is that we assume prayer is something … Continue reading

185 – Where do Prayers Go? – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Good Morning. It looks like I am a day late for another week.  Have you had weeks like that?  Nothing happens “on time?”  At least on the time you want it to. And to tell the truth, I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

184 – A Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

On January 31, 1915, Thomas Merton was born. Over the years since I first began reading Merton he has a had a profound influence on how I look at many things. May I simply share today a prayer of his? … Continue reading

183 – Benediction – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I want to share with you again this week from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. This prayer closes each days’ daily prayer – May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you: wherever he may send you; … 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

180 – The Day is Done – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Another year “begins” for us. Let me share two thoughts today.  First a short quote, “Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.” … Continue reading

179 – A Christmas Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

On this Christmas Day, please let me simply share a prayer I found several years ago — Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of angels, the gladness of the shepherds, … Continue reading

176 – Writing Prayers – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

A few weeks ago I saw a note on Englewood Review of Books regarding the recently published A Prayer Journal by Flannery 0’Connor.  This got me thinking about the practice of some of writing prayers but when I read the following … Continue reading