Tag: prayers of the people

Sabbath Saturday-Finding Rest

Photography, Quote, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Are you able to find a place of rest today? And make it a place of wholeness? ... “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ― Albert Einstein ... ... What is Sabbath and why is this post on Saturday? Sabbath is the time that is set aside, scripturally, to rest from work and to make the day holy (Genesis 2:1-3). Trad

Sabbath Saturday-Resting and Working in Prayer

Photography, Quote, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Pope Frances has called for a day of fasting and prayer for the people of Syria. Today we are having a labyrinth walk to focus our hearts on word peace.  Now it seems prayer is a still moment in our lives, but sometimes it can be very active as we involve others in the community and reach our fingertips out to be stretched in faith. Today will be such a day. Below I have some of the prayers I have assembled for people to use. … World Prayers for Peace A Prayer for Our World in light of the crisis in Syria Sacred One, We confess to you that we are often blind to the plight of our neighbors. Instead of turning the other cheek, we look the other direction. Rather than hearing the cry of the oppressed, we turn up the volume in our lives. Rather than be prophetic, we heap words that are me

Liturgy Moment: Proper 6, June 17, 2012

Christianity, Liturgy, Religion, Spirituality
             Old Testament       1 Samuel 15:34–16:13              Psalm                         Psalm 20 or Psalm 72 (UMH 795)              New Testament     2 Corinthians 5:6–10, 14–17 (11–13)              Gospel                       Mark 4:26–34 Call to Worship A small mustard seed sprouts and becomes a life-giving plant. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. The life-giving plant grows and becomes home to the birds of the sky.  Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. The birds of the sky carry the mustard seed to new places and a new creation begins. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. Blessed be JHWH's glorious name forever; may God's glory fill the whole earth. Amen. Opening Prayer