A Covenant Prayer

I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low by thee. Let me be full, let me be empty.... Continue Reading →

Calm

Drop Thy still dews of quietness, Till all our strivings cease; Take from our souls the strain and stress, And let our ordered lives confess The beauty of Thy peace. Breathe through the heats of our desire Thy coolness and Thy balm; Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; Speak through the earthquake, wind, and... Continue Reading →

Trust

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing... Continue Reading →

Holy Week – Wednesday

Day 37 of the series Lenten Letters, forty days of contemplation in the form of correspondence to my best friend. The High Priestly Prayer John 17 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you,... Continue Reading →

St Patrick

Day 32 of the series Lenten Letters, forty days of contemplation in the form of correspondence to my best friend. Dear Friend, I was reading about St. Patrick today (of course) and found this lyric poem titled, The Lorica of St Patrick. A lorica is a type of prayer said for protection and was popular in... Continue Reading →

Ache

Day 31 of the series Lenten Letters, forty days of contemplation in the form of correspondence to my best friend. Dear Friend, I am tired. The similar struggle that you and I are facing (each on her own and in her own way) feels as though it has worn its way into my bones today.... Continue Reading →

Stages

Today is Day 8 of the series Lenten Letters, forty days of contemplation in the form of correspondence to my best friend. Dear Friend, Before I get started, I want to say thank you. I know we’re not even a fourth of the way into Lent, but I feel like we’ve both already done some... Continue Reading →

Prayer II

Today is Day 6 of the series Lenten Letters, forty days of contemplation in the form of correspondence to my best friend. Dear Friend, Our exchange yesterday regarding prayer was a good one. So much so, I couldn’t devote just one day to the topic. Your letter – as always – posed compelling questions that... Continue Reading →

Prayer

Today is Day 5 of the series Lenten Letters, forty days of contemplation in the form of correspondence to my best friend. Dear Friend, I’m sorry you and the family seem to be sharing the virus of the week. The little ones are at that age when they’ve become walking petri dishes. Wash, disinfect, repeat.... Continue Reading →

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