Tag Archives: Prayer

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Praying Namaste in Church

Someone once asked me if I believe that God still speaks to us in words, out loud, like it seems like he must have done in Biblical times. I said I thought he mostly used his People, full of his Spirit, to talk for him these days, but that I didn’t rule out his audible […]

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The Prayer of Joseph of Arimathea

I meant to post this small prayer on Saturday while we all waited for Easter, but here we are three days later and I’m just now getting around to it, which feels about right for a post like this. I was inspired by Mark 15:43 to write this prayer, the prayer of Joseph of Arimathea, […]

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Painting by Numbers and Other Hard Things

Sometime over Christmas break last year, I was sitting at my parents’ house with my younger brother as he searched Pinterest for Christmas gift ideas. As a girl who grew up in a house full of boys, the fact that my younger brother uses Pinterest to find craft ideas is a blessing not lost on […]

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A Prayer for Authenticity

Faithful and Eternal God, Today I would like to keep my thoughts to myself. I would like to smile and nod and move through and not engage. I do not want to worry people, I do not want to excite people, I do not want people to think about me as different (or to think […]

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A Prayer for Faith

Eternal and Only God, As I kneel here before you, I confess I don’t know why I’m here. I remember days of impassioned prayers But this day is not like those.   I forget so easily, turn back so abruptly, doubt so  quickly, pray so rarely.   I suppose I am here like the father […]

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A Prayer of Fear

You Who Are Mercifully Bigger Than I,   I am told I must confess. I confess I pray in fear. Fear of the wrath of the God-I-Do-Not-Know, Fear of the Failure-I-Do-Know Fear that if I do not pray You will not grant.   My misfit heart knows You Knows your Good Gifts Knows your mercy. […]

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Prayers to a Foreign God

It’s no secret that the last few weeks have been busy. Between moving and traveling and packing and goodbyes and hellos, there hasn’t been much time in the margins. When life gets busy, I tend to put God on the back burner (and I don’t think I’m alone in this). I’ve spent less and less […]

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Prayer? There’s an app for that.

Actually, as it turns out, there are quite a few apps for that, but there’s a brand new one called “Echo Prayer” that I am already a big fan of. And for the record, they are not in any way reimbursing me for reviewing their product (they don’t even know who I am). I just […]

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From the Mouths of Babes [Bring Back Our Girls]

We finished worship, the end of the day, the end of the week. The sweet children were singing to the God who they love even before they can understand Him. It doesn’t seem to bother them the way it bothers me (oh, to have childlike faith). We were singing Oceans and I was half singing, […]

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Learning to Pray.

A few years ago, a band I liked sent out an email to all of the fans on their email lists asking for submissions of videos of places where we hoped the light of Christ would shine through us. They mailed out little white candles that were supposed to be featured in the video that […]