Tag Archive: prayer

Nov 18

Refugees and Samaritans

Tonight’s bedtime prayers with the kids had a good “teachable moment”. I prayed that the refugee situation would end well, with all of the displaced and frightened people having their needs met. My inquisitive kids asked what refugees are, and I explained in simple terms that didn’t involve discussing terrorism, Syrian politics, or Islamic extremism. … Continue reading »

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Aug 18

A Prayer for Spouses and Parents

I was recently absorbed in some selfish introspection (“Why do my kids seem to go out of their way to drive me nuts?!”) when my conscience reminded me of a better direction to channel my thoughts. I suddenly recalled a famous prayer that had more personal relevance than I’d considered. Called “Make Me an Instrument … Continue reading »

Jan 03

Graceful Lily

This cute little milestone for Lily is a few weeks old, but I didn’t get around to blogging about it until now. Every evening before we eat dinner, Amanda and I lead Alex and Joel in saying grace. One evening …

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Jun 03

Feast of the Sacred Heart

Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Below is a prayer to the Sacred Heart that was printed on prayer cards my wife and I gave out at our wedding. O most holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore Thee, I love Thee and with a lively sorrow for …

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May 24

True Worship

“True worship, whether vocal or silent, is offering one’s self to God = body, mind and soul – for the doing of His will. The fruit of worship is an increasing awareness of the Inward Light [i.e. the Holy Spirit], an experience of God’s love and a fresh understanding of the two great commandments: ‘You …

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