I hope you enjoy this video from Amsterdam where I share some ideas about praying a creative blessing for those you love and care about.
A very special and unique book about prayer. Usually books on the topic of intense prayer are formidable and challenging. This book is easy to read and easy to do (instructions/”recipes”). I didn’t want to put it down, it is like being on an adventurous journey. It shows that prayer can by fun. Very rewarding […]
You are not dead yet, it’s not too late to open your depths by plunging into them and drink in the life that reveals itself quietly there -Rainer Maria Rilke from Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy
My time of prayer is finished trailing its ashes like an incense stick burned to the end. Quiet my mind before it passes judgement on this prayer, my gift of time to you. How can I judge its worth this struggle to still my mind in you, my efforts to feel your presence in my […]
I come as myself. Just as I am. This moment. My feelings, my fears My joys, my sadnesses. You see me as I really am You know me Through and through You see all All that I am Or ever have been. Every experience in my life is laid before you. Every image I have […]
In order to grow towards wholeness, accepting our brokenness and gradually becoming more compassionate, we need the power of the Spirit. But we are humans and we must also know the ways of our own bodies and beings… Each one of us must find our own secret rhythm of how to rest, relax and find […]
This weekend I’ve been deeply, deeply touched by this simple poem of Rainer Maria Rilke, having read it at least a dozen times. May it touch you as well. God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us silently out of the night. These are the words we dimly hear: […]
Here’s a prayer idea that will encourage you to give thanks for your body. Quite often our body is a source of frustration. We all wish our bodies were different, better, healthier, slimmer, sexier, etc. But spending a few minutes expressing gratitude for you body, just the way it is, in all of its magnificence….well, […]
Here’s my favorite idea when it comes to taking a few moments to remind myself just how amazing our God really is. Feel free to share it with friends either through social media or on a laptop with a small group of praying friends. Enjoy! You can find other Video Prayer Tips at this link.