The end is near, the end of Lent that is. Along with it my Lenten Prayer Journey is coming to an end. I do not feel like I’m ending on a strong note. I started slow, stayed slow, and I’m ending slow. Don’t get me wrong its been a great experience, one that will stick … More The End is Near (or is that the Beginning)
Well I got schooled this week. Yes, in my attempt to pray 6 times a day, I got schooled. I also got schooled in community building, hospitality, inclusion, and spirituality. Yes this week I went back to my roots (if we’re Christian we all have Jewish roots!!) and prayed with the Jewish Havura. Now havura … More Pardon me but your Jewish Roots are Showing
Why do you pray? That’s a tough and touchy question. No doubt it is also a very personal one. People pray for all kinds of reasons. For some it is a sense of devotion or responsibility, and there is nothing wrong with that. Others pray because they need something: healing, peace of mind, forgiveness . … More Sikh and You will Find: Why do you pray?
So my first question around prayer is where do you pray? Since I started my Lenten Prayer Journey I have prayed in some peculiar places. I have prayed the offices in the mall, hospital waiting rooms, parking lots, and my driveway. I have prayed in a Mosque, at a labyrinth in a mental health facility, … More All the World’s a Prayer Room: Where do you pray?
We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog to bring this important message . . . Yes I had planned to muse on the aforementioned questions about prayer but I wanted to share some thoughts from a visit to the Labyrinth in the Waterford Hospital Chapel, a mental health facility in St. John’s. I’m not going to … More A Funny thing Happened on the way to the Centre of the Labyrinth
I love conversations around the dinner table. In our house the coversations are always lively and you never know what topics will pop up. Sometime ago at dinner, out of the blue my daugther asked the question: what does it look like to pray? That’s a great question, though for some of you probably its … More What does it look like to pray? A few questions on prayer
Well I’m 2 weeks in today. That’s 2 weeks of praying 6 times a day, or should I say attempting to pray 6 times a day. There are still days that I forget an office, even though it’s in my calendar. There are certain offices that I find hard to keep. The one that I … More I am an Independent Contractor with God
I am now at day 9 of my crazy Lenten project to pray the 6 ancient daily offices each day. It’s been hard going with many a missed office and lots of uninspiring, rushed offices. There is one unintended positive developing and that is a new found appreciation, possibly even love, of the Psalms. Yes … More A Lenten Prayer Journey: Pass the Psalter Please
It’s been over a week in this crazy prayer journey of mine and I have a shocking revelation for you. There has been no noticeable change in me. That’s right, I am pretty much the same person I was just a week ago. Even after praying six times a day for eight days now I … More A Lenten Prayer Journey: Its Official . . . I Still Suck!!!
Well I’m into day 4 of my Lenten commitment to pray the seven daily offices each day of Lent. If I were to use a image for my experience of the last few days it would be a toddler being strapped into a booster seat at the beginning of a long road trip. The kid … More A Lenten Prayer Journey: I Prayed in the Mall Today!!