Tag Archives: Prayer

Praying Good Friday

O thou who art the voice in the eternal silence, the light in the spreading darkness the warmth in the growing cold, the peace in the rising fear, the truth in the crowded confusion: Wounded, you heal. Broken, you restore. … Continue reading

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Ashen crosses and Jesus’ way of prayer

A Reflection on Ash Wednesday and the Lord’s Prayer The key texts for the reflection this Ash Wednesday were Isaiah 58:5-8 and Matthew 6:1-21. The Lord’s Prayer is the focus of our preaching during Lent this year. Daily verses and … Continue reading

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The words of my mouth

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14) Pastors know these words. I cannot speak for all traditions, nor for all pastors … Continue reading

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Thinking about the children and families in Santa Barbara

There are times worship is the only thing we can do. Continue reading

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Psalm 17: At the true end of prayer, we no longer abide in bitterness

Psalm 17, the closing verses. You still the hunger of those you cherish;      their sons have plenty,      and they store up wealth for their children. 15 And I– in righteousness I will see your face;      when I … Continue reading

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More on Psalm 17

We pray for God to draw forth his sword and God hears the call to redeem the earth. 8 Keep me as the apple of your eye;      hide me in the shadow of your wings It doesn’t say apple.  … Continue reading

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Psalm 17

There may be no greater cry of the heart than the cry to be heard. The text of Psalm 17: Hear, O Lord, my righteous plea;     listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer–     it does not … Continue reading

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