The Gaze of Love: Praying With Icons

This post is part of a series of reflections prompted by Christine Sine’s book, Return to Our Senses: Re-imagining How We Pray. Today’s post is a response to Christine’s discussion of icons in chapter six. In mid-February, my friend Susan gave me my...

Year of Prayer (Take Two)

Last January, I declared 2012 my year of prayer. And I made some strides toward being more prayerful last year: I began praying the Psalms each day (I’ve prayed through the whole Psalter twice in the past six months); I continued to update and pray over the...

How To Pray Without Ceasing: Make a Prayer Window

I stand at the kitchen sink, washing kale for salad. Out the window, I can see my son shooting arrows across the backyard. He looses ten or twelve and then scampers out of sight to find them. I dump the dirty water down the sink drain, and my vision shifts from beyond...

Carry Prayer

Today’s post is simply this, which Susan shared on her blog several weeks ago: Accustom yourself gradually to carry prayer into all your daily occupations. Speak, move, work, in peace, as if you were in prayer, as indeed you ought to be. Do everything without...

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