prayer
lectio divina

lectio divina

The method of prayer I use to prepare the reflections on the scriptures of the day is a form of what is known in the Christian tradition as Lectio Divina.

our default setting

our default setting

So much that is taught and written about prayer serves only to convince us that prayer is a complex project to be mastered.

pray & heal

pray & heal

We are challenged by Jesus to forgive those who harm us, but as hard as we try we are unable to do this and often we don’t even want to forgive.

in God’s gaze

in God’s gaze

God’s gaze on me is the heart of prayer. God does all the work – and I am transformed.

THE sign

THE sign

… discreetly in a restaurant, or unashamedly before a meeting, a performance or in competition on the sports field.

pray big

pray big

The emails that have accompanied most of the prayer requests I have received this week have been moving and inspiring.

plainly speaking

plainly speaking

I like the bold approach of the Jews, marching up to Jesus as he strolls between the columns: “If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”

guided meditation

guided meditation

Here is the first of the prayer podcasts – 15 minutes of gentle reflection with a lot of silence, beginning with the sound of church bells, a traditional call to prayer.

prayer & reality

prayer & reality

In this reflection I share some of the most helpful advice ever given to me about prayer. I hope you find it as encouraging as I have.

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