Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Intercessions from Taize

Working today on a sermon..the truth shall make you odd (Mark 3:20-35)…these intercessions from Taize were the right thing for me to be praying today: For those who are far from home, immigrants, exiles, victims of oppression, Lord, we pray. For those who are going through trials, who need help and compassion, Lord, we pray. …

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Chief Seattle

Today, (Chief) Noah Seattle was remembered on two different calendars. He was born around 1790 in the Puget Sound area of what is now known as the state of Washington.  He became a Christian later in life, and lived a very peaceful existence with the onslaught of non-native settlers to his region. His tribe adopted communal …

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Psalm 138

The Psalm for Sunday is below. I am meditating on it today: Psalm 138 1 I give thanks to you with all my heart, LORD. I sing your praise before all other gods. 2 I bow toward your holy temple and thank your name for your loyal love and faithfulness because you have made your name and …

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The Methodist Covenant Prayer

This morning, the meditation for the Northumbria Community is the Methodist Covenant prayer.  Now that we are in the season of Annual Conferences, and methodist friends are gathering together all over the country, may we remember this prayer that is often prayed at the beginning of the year: I am no longer my own, but …

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Prayer of Adandonment

From the Northumbria Community (Morning Prayer): PRAYER OF ABANDONMENT TO GOD Father, I abandon myself into Your hands. Do with me what You will, whatever You do, I will thank You, I am ready for all, I accept all. Let only Your will be done in me, as in all Your creatures, and I’ll ask …

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Practice Solitude

Today’s meditation for Morning Prayer at the Northumbria Community: It is a difficult lesson to learn today, to leave one’s friends and family and deliberately practise the art of solitude for an hour or a day or a week. For me, the break is most difficult … And yet, once it is done, I find …

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