Tag: Pray for the World

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
Daily Practice for 2016.01.24

Daily Practice for 2016.01.24

Word I am focusing on using people's vision words for 2016 for a few daily prayers. Today, I am using "simplify" from Angie to guide my selections. If you share your word, I will use it over the next few days! Simplify, to me, means to remove non-essentials. Simplify, in mathematical terms, means to reduce to the smallest common denominator. So we have 2/3 rather than 10/15. What would life be like if we reduced our activities to the smallest human common denominators? What if we have an equation that is: What does it mean to simplify and reduce so that the quotient of your life is love? Onward! Opening Let my heart rise up to meet mercy, my voice to meet compassion, my hands to meet action. BIBO: Breath In, Breath Out--sigh Music Simplify, by Marina and the Diamonds