Tag: prayer

Prayer for a Divided Country

… In the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in Thee to fail. Book of Common Prayer, “For Our Country” My heart caught in my throat when I saw the news yesterday afternoon. I couldn’t look away from those scenes I didn’t want… Continue Reading “Prayer for a Divided Country”

God, I need Thee

God, I need Thee.When morning crowds the night awayAnd tasks of waking seize my mind;I need Thy poise. God, I need Thee.When love is hard to seeAmid the ugliness and slime,I need Thy eyes. God, I need Thee.When clashes come with thoseWho walk the… Continue Reading “God, I need Thee”


~~ Morning Prayer ~~ Thank you, God, for the beauty Of the light upon the trees, And though I see it every day, Help me always see The cloak upon the river From the morning fog And help me, Lord, To always hear the… Continue Reading “Godspeed”

Prayer of Confession

In the Book of Common Prayer, the morning prayer of confession begins, ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep… I was interested to read Lancelot Andrewes note on this prayer — We have wittingly and… Continue Reading “Prayer of Confession”


Every Saturday morning, I sit alone, pen poised over my journal, and attempt to write a prayer. It is a discipline that I have not mastered. My words falter and fall flat on the page. Then, as I pray my newly-written prayer in the… Continue Reading “Prayers”

Resurrection Branches

I was delighted to learn that the pussywillow is waved on Palm Sunday in many Eastern and Slavic churches. “The Pussy Willow is also our Easter symbol,” said Father Czeslaw Krysa, rector of St. Casimir’s Church in Buffalo, in a 2013¬†article. He said that… Continue Reading “Resurrection Branches”


P is for Prayer. Before my trip, with the Lenten season on my mind, I wrote a Collect for Laity Lodge. To the God of Silence — Speak to me in whispers in gentle breezes in birdsong in the laughter of running water and… Continue Reading “Prayer”