Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 31

Reflection The practice of prayer is a lifetime preoccupation. It was easy when we were children. We ”said” our prayers. As we mature spiritually, we realize that prayer involves a wrestling with our concept of God. The comfortable God of

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August 30

Reflection This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts. Isaiah 29:13 Isaiah puts these words on the lips of God. It makes God

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August 29

Reflection There has been a tragic rise in the number of migrants seeking to flee from the growing poverty caused by environmental degradation. They are not recognized by international conventions as refugees; they bear the loss of the lives they

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August 28

Reflection “…we were determined to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our very selves as well.” I Thessalonians 2:7b-9 Words come to life within a person. It is easy to speak in pious language but usually

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August 27

Reflection The whole world is my family. Pope John XXIII Science has discovered that all life had its origins in the same cosmic explosion that occurred approximately 14 billion years ago. We are all related; we are all made of

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August 26

Reflection As we consider the world in which we live and the responsibility we all have to generations to come, it is well to reflect on those men and women who bear the immediate responsibility of parenthood. We can try

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August 25

Reflection I am here to live out the meaning of God not to argue about what God means. Don’t make me laugh With that pompous talk about true religions. Get up on your feet and do something. Show me what

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August 24

Reflection The song of the crickets dominates the nights. Some trees already have a tinge of yellow in their leaves. The tomatoes are ripe and there is much too much squash in the garden. It is hard to believe that

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August 23

Reflection   Then Jesus said to the twelve, Will you also go away? To follow Jesus means being led by the Spirit as he was led at every stage of his journey. This involves a truly personal discernment but it

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August 22

Reflection We are all born unique. We are a one-time phenomenon in the universe – our exact genetic makeup has never occurred before nor will it ever be repeated. In our span of life our uniqueness wants to grow, transform

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Daily Prayer Archives
Advent Candle Lighting

Advent Candle Lighting

Join with Christians around the world in the prayerful ritual of lighting the Advent wreath.

Prayer

A Child came for all of us and because of that Child
We believe that love is stronger than fear,
Peace more enduring than hate
And that darkness will never extinguish the light
We are people of hope.

(Light the first candle)

Today we light the candle of peace.
Let us pray for the peace of Christ
which is the fullness of blessing for all.
For this peace we dare to hope.

(Second candle is lit)

We light the candle of love.
For God so loved the world, that a Child was given;
a Savior in the form of love incarnate.
As we light these candles of hope, peace and love,
Let us give thanks for God’s enduring love.

(Light the third candle)

 

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