Tag: Prayer

  • Timothy Keller on Thanks and Rest

    “Cosmic ingratitude is living in the illusion that you are spiritually self-sufficient. It is taking credit for something that was a gift. It is the belief that you know best how to live, that you have the power and ability to keep your life on the right path and protect yourself from danger. That is […]

  • Donne in

    This is the Holy Sonnet by John Donne that I used to shape my prayer on Sunday. Batter my heart, three-person’d God, for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new. I, […]

  • Prayer Lingo – Intercession

    Recently someone asked about the difference between “prayer” and “intercessory prayer.” They questioned whether “intercessory prayer” is a specific form of prayer that is somehow more powerful or if the word “intercessory” is only used to make the prayer sound more serious, as if there is “praying” and then “really praying.” To “intercede” or to […]

  • Make me an Instrument of Peace

    Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be […]