Abiding in Hope
The collected prayers, sermons, and spiritual musings of an Episcopal priest
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Faith in the Weeds: Sermon for Proper 14C, Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
When we moved into our house, the previous owners had gone out and bought some very expensive trees to pretty up the backyard before putt...
Saturday, August 10, 2019
The Hubster dislikes our Rose of Sharon trees— he likens them to weeds. Yet I am convinced that it is always the “weeds” who provid...
Prayer, day 2385
Almighty God, who puts a song in the throat of the sparrow and wren, whose praise is found in the voices of children, receive our hearts ...
Friday, August 9, 2019
Most Merciful One, we pray to you in humility and wonder, each heartbeat a cadence of your blessing. May my heart ride higher into yo...
Thursday, August 8, 2019
O Holy One of Blessing, my heart lifts in gratitude as I rise to think on your love and everlasting lovingkindness. I lift my eyes...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Prayer, day 2382
The first bird of the morning lifts up her song of joy: let us join her in raising praise to You, O Lord Most High. We thank You for...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Prayer 2381: Feast of the Transfiguration
Beloved Savior, we bow before you, overcome by your glory. We laud and magnify your Holy Name, You who came to remind us of the sacre...
Monday, August 5, 2019
Prayer, day 2380: A Prayer of Mouring... Then Resistance
Most Merciful God, we thank you for bringing us together this day: anoint us with the power of your Spirit, and fill us with your light, ...
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Being Happy: Sermon for Proper 13C
When I was in college, there was a huge hit by a vocal artist named Bobby McFerrin, Jr. It was a unique song especially because, way befo...
Prayer 2379: 8th Sunday After Pentecost
O God, You are our all in all, and we kneel before your altar to praise your holy Name. May we ever be centered in gratitude for all ...
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Prayer, day 2374
Lord Jesus Christ, we kneel before You in thanks for this day. Forgive us our sins, O God, we humbly pray, and guide us into new pathways...
Monday, July 29, 2019
Wondrous Creator, all that is has been hallowed and shaped by your loving hand: help us to see the wisdom and beauty You have woven...
Sunday, July 28, 2019
A Living Prayer: Sermon for Proper 12C, the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
It was 1919. A terrible war had, for the ninth time in three centuries, plunged the world into fire and flame—but this time, the war had ...
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