Today’s most desperately-needed prayer (for us and our world)

The Lord’s Prayer (expanded)* Our Father, Holy Father, Abba Father, in the heavens, hallowed, holy, sacred be your  name. From the rising of the sun, to the going down of the same, the name of the Lord is to be praised. Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised. Holy, holy, holy is the […]

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Politics: Hold your nose and hold your nose tighter

“Hold your nose and hold your nose tighter.” That’s how some sociologists describe the game of American politics today. Even when people fervently support a particular nominee or political party they usually do so in spite of certain inconsistencies, flawed voting records, or general character issues or deficiencies. They support their candidate…mostly. This has probably […]

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Morning Dedication (A Puritan prayer to start our day)

Almighty God, as I cross the threshold of this day, I commit myself, soul, body, affairs, friends, to your care; watch over, keep, guide, direct, sanctify, bless me. Incline my heart to your ways; mould me wholly into the image of Jesus, as a potter forms clay; may my lips be a well-tuned harp to […]

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