Category Archives: Prayer

Blessings and Problems in Contemplative Prayer

At the end of my Building a Personal Prayer series, I suggested that my personal prayer does not have an ending because it has been my practice for that prayer to lead into contemplative silence. I was originally taught to … Continue reading

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Building a Personal Prayer 7: The End Is the Beginning

(I apologize for the delay in finishing this series; I’ve been battling a sinus infection.) Amazing God, Everlasting Mother/Father, Patient, persistent, pursuing Lover. You are an awesome God, an all-encompassing, all-invading, all-embracing Presence, And you are here, with me and … Continue reading

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Building a Personal Prayer 6: Confession and Desire

Amazing God, Everlasting Mother/Father, Patient, persistent, pursuing Lover. You are an awesome God, an all-encompassing, all-invading, all-embracing Presence, And you are here, with me and in me, now. It is in you that I live and move and have my … Continue reading

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Building a Personal Prayer 5: Where Do You Live?

Amazing God, Everlasting Mother/Father, Patient, persistent, pursuing Lover. You are an awesome God, an all-encompassing, all-invading, all-embracing Presence, And you are here, with me and in me, now. It is in you that I live and move and have my … Continue reading

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Building a Personal Prayer 4: Where Are You?

Creating God, Everlasting Mother/Father, Patient, persistent, pursuing Lover. You are an awesome God, an all-encompassing, all-invading, all-embracing Presence, And you are here, with me and in me, now. It is in you that I live and move and have my … Continue reading

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Building a Personal Prayer 3: Where Is Your God?

Amazing God, Everlasting Mother/Father, Patient, persistent, pursuing Lover: You are an awesome God, an all-encompassing, all-invading, all-embracing Presence, And you are here, with me and in me, now. Building on my understanding of God described in the previous post, I … Continue reading

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Building a Personal Prayer 2: Who Is Your God?

Creating God, Everlasting Mother/Father, Patient, persistent, pursuing Lover In seeking a relationship with us, God is patient and persistent. When I was on the Board that is responsible for interviewing candidates for ordination, many of them described years of avoiding … Continue reading

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