Listening To God

One facet of staying awake is being present enough to what is happening so that we can hear what God is saying to us. In the gospels, the phrase “Let anyone with ears to hear listen!” is repeated by Jesus multiple times (Mk 4:9, Mk 4:23, Mt 11:15, Mt 13:9, Lk 14:35). This phrase always… Continue reading Listening To God

A Prayer for the End of A Year

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God, who is beyond all calendars and time, help us intentionally and peacefully draw this year to a close and prepare us to start a new year with hope. It wasn’t the year we planned and hoped for in January. We were worn out from dealing with Covid, widespread divisiveness and intolerance of differences, and… Continue reading A Prayer for the End of A Year

Prayer for A Perfect (Ordinary) Day

After being away for a week, I’m now home again and into my regular routine. Instead of seeing sunrise over the ocean, my morning walk now provides a view of sunrise over traffic. So much of life consists of normal, ordinary days that speed by as frantically as cars on their morning commute. Here’s a morning prayer for days like these.