Tag Archives: Prayer

Intercessory Prayer: Praying for Others (1/7)

Praying for Others And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for … Continue reading

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Trust & Spiritual Healing: Safety Net of Divine Reality

Spiritual Healing Strive to be as a little child who, while its mother holds its hand, goes on fearlessly, and is not disturbed because it stumbles and trips in its weakness. So long as God holds you up by the … Continue reading

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High-tech Holiness: Dining with God & Technology (2/2)

Diet, Technology & Pavlov All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled. [Ecclesiastes 6:7] Technology has transformed no part of our life more than eating. From early morning to late night, food is now … Continue reading

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A Simple Way to Pray: Luther’s Four-stranded Garland Prayer

Martin Luther’s Simple Way to Pray I will tell you as best I can what I do personally when I pray. May our dear Lord grant to you and to everybody to do it better than I. Amen. [Martin Luther, A Simple … Continue reading

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Holy Reading (Lectio Divina): Prayer, Scriptures & the Spirit of God

  Holy Reading of Scriptures There is one particular way of listening to what the Lord wishes to tell us in his word and of letting ourselves be transformed by the Spirit. It is what we call lectio divina. It consists of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving of Tranquility: Prayer, Praise and Gratitude

Thanksgiving: Gratitude and Praise      … [As] Jesus … was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”      … Continue reading

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Spiritual Energy: Activating Our Capacity for Piety

  Spiritual Energy Thou movest us to delight in praising Thee; for Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee. [The Confessions of Saint Augustine]. Can we go to a religious … Continue reading

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Spiritual Exercises: Developing God-consciousness

Spiritual Exercises for the Soul The first Annotation is that by this name of Spiritual Exercises is meant every way of examining one’s conscience, of meditating, of contemplating, of praying vocally and mentally, and of performing other spiritual actions, as will … Continue reading

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High-tech Soul: Infusing Technology into Worship (2/2)

   Technology and Our Soul The benchmark of success in church services has become more about attendance than the movement of the Holy Spirit. The “entertainment” model of church was largely adopted in the 1980s and 90s, and while it … Continue reading

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Our Mores Are Less than Once: Faith, Media & Values

  Any Mores Left? Give us, O Lord, steadfast hearts, which no unworthy thought can drag downwards; unconquered hearts, which no tribulation can wear out, upright hearts, which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. Bestow upon us also, O Lord … Continue reading

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