Tagged: Prayer

PODCAST: Taking Refuge In God – Psalm 31

Have you ever been so stressed or sad that you felt like you were losing years off of your life? That real life was so hard you wanted to just let all of your responsibilities slide so you could hide until the storm passed? You...

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Prayer while feeling rushed in daily living

O God Forgive me for this busy prayer Atop my business like a layer Of dust upon my uncleaned shelves Abandoned by my cleaning elves. Hear my superficial cant Atop my awkward stumbling gait Half-witted like my untied shoe Have mercy as I wretch towards...

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Reflections on a 6 hour silent retreat

I spent my silent retreat in the outfield at my local community sports park, and was not interrupted until the last hour of my sit, at which time I took the opportunity to walk around, then walk the mile and a half home, continuing my...

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The Experience of Praying the Psalms

This paper was written for a graduate level M. Div. class at Fuller Theological Seminary. The author of the book I used, James W. Sire, has authored an impressive suite of books that you should check out. — Surprisingly to me, the spiritual discipline of...

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Spiritual Disciplines 05 – ACTS

This post is part of a series. Yet another acronym for prayer, this study method is very popular, in part because of how easy the acronym is to remember. Adoration Spend time praising God. This pushes our earthly concerns to the periphery and refocuses us...

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Spiritual Disciplines 04 – SOAP

This post is part of a series. This very popular method of devotional scripture study has four steps, outlined in the acrostic SOAP. Begin by opening your journal (this is a written exercise). And by the way, there is an iOS app for this! Check out...

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SERIES: The Spiritual Disciplines

This series is made up of the following posts: Spiritual Disciplines 01 – Lectio Divina Spiritual Disciplines 02 – How to pray The Lord’s Prayer Spiritual Disciplines 03 – The Lambeth or “African” Prayer Spiritual Disciplines 04 – SOAP Spiritual Disciplines 05 – ACTS

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Spiritual Disciplines 03 – The Lambeth or “African” Prayer

This post is part of a series. When we talk of prayer and spiritual disciplines, we often think of solitary pursuits, not public and cooperative methods of spirituality. But this prayer, created by and used at the decennial assemblies of bishops of the Anglican Communion, convened...

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