September292014

Prayer—and Walking the Labyrinth

Prayer—and Walking the Labyrinth

matterofprayer blog post for Sunday, September 28, 2014

labyrinth, St. John's Convent in Toronto

labyrinth, St. John’s Convent in Toronto

Prayer—and Walking the Labyrinth

I want to walk the labyrinth. I am feeling that, inside of me, more and more.

Some readers may know what the labyrinth is. (That’s great! I am so glad you do. I love to walk, from time to time, too!) I know I’ve talked about the labyrinth here before, but not for a…

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September282014
the-curious-stranger:

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.”

Yes, God!

the-curious-stranger:

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.”

Yes, God!

(via lovedbythesavior)

10PM
God, thanks for creating me! (and for creating dogs, too!)

God, thanks for creating me! (and for creating dogs, too!)

2AM
2AM

A Year of Being Kind

Be helpful? Here’s a lesson from chaplain internship. And then some! #newpost in #ayearofbeingkind http://wp.me/p4cOf8-gJ

September252014
7PM
Dear God, help me to remember this. I do not need all kinds of fancy gadgets or sparkly things to be happy. To be content. To be satisfied with my life. Books, companionship, a moderate amount of healthy food, a roof over my head. Not much else. Help me to be content and satisfied, please, God.

Dear God, help me to remember this. I do not need all kinds of fancy gadgets or sparkly things to be happy. To be content. To be satisfied with my life. Books, companionship, a moderate amount of healthy food, a roof over my head. Not much else. Help me to be content and satisfied, please, God.

7PM
September202014

Silent Retreat—and Prayer

matterofprayer blog post for Saturday, September 20, 2014

psalm 23 bible

Silent Retreat—and Prayer

I went on a silent retreat today. It took place in a church in the middle of downtown. The busy downtown part of a suburb of Chicago. The first—and quite significant—thing the retreat leader, Jay Sivits, said to us at the beginning of the retreat was: “God is glad you came today, and made time in your busy…

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8PM
God, I know I ought to be grateful and thankful for all the things that happen in my life that I don’t ordinarily pay attention to. Help me, please.

God, I know I ought to be grateful and thankful for all the things that happen in my life that I don’t ordinarily pay attention to. Help me, please.

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