Praying for Loved Ones when we cannot find the words

Praying hands

A Sampling of Prayers from The Book of Common Prayer: For Relatives and Friends O Loving Father, we commend to thy gracious keeping all who are near and dear to us. Have mercy upon any who are sick, and comfort those who are in pain, anxiety or sorrow. Awaken all who are careless about eternal things. Bless those who are young and in health, that they may give the days of their strength unto thee. Comfort the aged and infirm,Read more

Children playing in our Father’s house

Church interior

When I sit in my church (and this is actually true of every time I sit in church), I find myself looking around me in wonder. That’s easy to do in my church because there is a great deal to wonder about – stained glass, beautiful choral music, incense – and every one of these things is a cause for delight, an invitation to participate with all my senses in the worship taking place there. I will never be aRead more