Category Archives: Prayer

Blessed is the One Who Comes in The Name of the Lord: A Close Reading of Psalm 118

A Close Reading Every time we celebrate the Lord’s supper, we say or sing a verse from Psalm 118: “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD.” Every time we mark Palm Sunday, we remember how … Continue reading

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The Eagle Has Landed

A Sermon Preached On The Fifth Sunday after Trinity The Anglican Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, Crete July 21, 2019 11:00 am Well, fifty years ago yesterday humanity arrived on the moon, and today, going by Greenwich Mean … Continue reading

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George Herbert’s “To Saints and Angels”

Through Lent With George Herbert Saturday after the Third Sunday of Lent To All Angels and Saints Oh glorious spirits, who after all your bands See the smooth face of God, without a frown Or strict commands; Where ev’ry one … Continue reading

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George Herbert at Prayer (1)

This is another sonnet by George Herbert, but what a sonnet. Look for a controlling verb and you won’t find one. No, what we have here is a cascade of words creating  pictures of prayer. It sounds like a 16th … Continue reading

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When I Pray: Prayer Cycles

When I pray I have a number of ever-changing people, places, and things that I remember. In the congregation I now serve we have a Prayer Net and the person organizing it keeps track of people to pray for – … Continue reading

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When I Pray

Prayer is fundamentally not about changing God’s mind, but about changing ours. It’s not as if we can change God’s mind, because talking about God having a “mind” is a rather anthropomorphic projection of how we think God works. Granted, … Continue reading

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