Category Archives: Prayer

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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