Category Archives: Monday Prayer

The Contenders

To err is human. To forgive is divine. — Anonymous. PRAYER (from the Lectionary) “LORD, we pray that Your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord; … Continue reading

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It’s Simple

By two wings is man lifted above earthly things…simplicity and purity. Simplicity in the intention, purity in the affection. ― Thomas à Kempis, in The Imitation of Christ PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more … Continue reading

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Education or Indoctrination?

“The weekend at the college didn’t work out like you planned; the things that pass for knowledge I can’t understand…” —Lyrics from Reelin’ in the Years, by Steely Dan (Becker & Fagen, 1972) PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “O God, you … Continue reading

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The Laborer’s Wages

“My client is not in a hurry. He has all the time in the world.” —Antoni Gaudi, renowned Spanish Architect (1852-1926), in response to his pace on a cathedral. PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious … Continue reading

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Let It Go

Those who were able to forgive their former enemies were able also to return to the outside world and rebuild their lives, no matter what the physical scars. Those who nursed their bitterness remained invalids. It was as simple and … Continue reading

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Time Flies

For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. —James, the brother of Jesus (James 4:14). PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with … Continue reading

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Getting Even

If you seek revenge, dig two graves. —Old Chinese proverb. PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us … Continue reading

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“You Look Like…”

If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about … Continue reading

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House of Prayer

“It is thus an inherently Christian task to actively work at un-thinking the inevitability of the way things are and to labor accordingly at changing them.” —Jill Carattini, of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty God, you … Continue reading

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Water Walking

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. —C.S. Lewis PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that … Continue reading

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