Tag: Pray for Peace

Daily Practice 2016.02.12

Daily Practice 2016.02.12

Word: Today, I am inspired by the music of The Game with NAS, poetry of Wang Wei, and sacred words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During Lent, I am taking a break from using people's words. I will return to that practice on March 28.  For myself, during Lent, I am reading Reconciling Ministries (RMN) devotional and yesterday, I decided that I am also going to listen to the speeches of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, I listened to the speech, "I have a Dream." I heard this: When we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of
Daily Practice 2016.02.09

Daily Practice 2016.02.09

Word: I am focusing on using people's vision words for 2016 for a few daily prayers. Today, I am using "meet" from Cynthia to guide my selections. If you share your word, I will use it over the next few days! I will be taking a break from words during Lent to focus on Lenten words. I am inspired by music of Holly Near, the poetry of Kathleen Henderson Staudt, and sacred words from Joseph Campbell and Audrey Hepburn. First, I am doing this practice very late in the day. Why? You may ask! I had a very early morning meeting at a Criminal Justice Roundtable. Then work stuff. So now, after doing those things, I am entering into the spirit of prayer with the guiding word meet. Cynthia tells me that her intention for meet is more of a "meeting people where there are" type deal. Including m
Daily Practice for 2016.01.25

Daily Practice for 2016.01.25

Word I am focusing on using people's vision words for 2016 for a few daily prayers. Today, I am using "dwell" from Jennifer to guide my selections. If you share your word, I will use it over the next few days! When I hear the word dwell, the first thing that pops up is an old piece of scripture, "The wolf shall dwell with the lamb." This is from a visionary piece in Isaiah 11 where a world of peace is described. In other translations, they use the word "live" rather than dwell. But isn't there really something more to the word dwell? The old norse meaning includes delay, tarry, stay. Middle dutch includes stun, perplex. And Olde English includes lead astray, hinder, delay. If we put all of that into one pot and stir it, perhaps we arrive at an understanding of dwell that includes going