Month: February 2015

  • Nondum by Gerard Manley Hopkins

    Below is the poem that I quoted from in Sunday’s sermon. It is by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889). Nondum*God, though to Thee our psalm we raise No answering voice comes from the skies;To Thee the trembling sinner praysBut no forgiving voice replies;Our prayer seems lost in desert ways,Our hymn in the vast silence dies. We […]

  • Prayer and Faith

    Continuing with comments on Jacques Philippe’s book on prayer: Time for God… As we saw in the last post, Philippe suggests that advancement in prayer is not accomplished by the application of prayer techniques. This is because the life of prayer is ultimately a gift from God not a result of human effort. Rather than […]

  • The Gift of Prayer

    I am slowly reading through Jacques Philippe’s small book on prayer: Time for God.* What I have read so far has been simple yet helpful, so I thought I would pass it along. Philippe’s first declaration is that the life of prayer comes to us as a gift from God not as a result of […]