Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Prayers from Taize

A Litany of Praise from Taize: Litany of praise Lord God, you do not look at appearances but at our heart; you are forgiveness. Lord God, you renew in us peace of heart and a serene joy. O Risen Christ, you are with us, even with those who are unaware of your presence. O Risen …

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Prayer of St. Clement

Yesterday, after doing a little research on John Wesley’s early church influences, I ran across and entry in his Journal related to Clement of Rome, a first century leader in the Church. Wesley continually spoke of returning to the ancient Church  as being a key for 18th century reform. I discovered this prayer online that …

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Psalm 146

The psalm for Morning Prayer today is challenging to me–note the verses I’ll be pondering today: 1 Praise the LORD! Let my whole being praise the LORD! 2 I will praise the LORD with all my life; I will sing praises to my God as long as I live. 3 Don’t trust leaders; don’t trust any human beings— …

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Psalm 30

One of the readings scheduled for Sunday is the 30th Psalm.  It is an excellent Psalm to take you through the day: A psalm. A song for the temple dedication. Of David. 1 I exalt you, LORD, because you pulled me up; you didn’t let my enemies celebrate over me. 2 LORD, my God, I cried out …

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A long walk…together

Today in Common Prayer, they are remembering Dom Helder Camara of Brazil.  he was known as the “Bishop of the slums.” Today would have been his 103rd birthday.  He has a fascinating story that you can read in several places.  He cared deeply for the poor and the outcast of his country, and brought that …

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The Martyrs of Japan (February 6)

I happened across a mention that today on the Roman Catholic calendar that today is the remembrance for the 26 Martyrs of Japan. I spent five years serving the church in Japan, and one of my most memorable trips was my pilgrimage to Nagasaki one December.  I had been to Hiroshima a couple of times …

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