Prayer Note #15 — A Pastor’s Prayer before Worship

I look to you, my Lord and my God.  I look to you.  The worship of your people and my part in it all hangs on the working of your Spirit.  Be gracious and patient with us, because we do come here full of sin and self-centeredness.  We are idolatrous people, because much of our … Continue reading Prayer Note #15 — A Pastor’s Prayer before Worship

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Prayer Note #14 — Potted Plants and Perching Birds

A PRAYER OF THANKS FOR GIFTS THAT LIVE AND BREATHE Thanks you, Lord, for my plants.  They pour life and earthiness and calm into my study.  Even the fierce crown of thorn plants, which scratch me and puncture me, add an untamed elegance to this space where I spend so much time.  There is an … Continue reading Prayer Note #14 — Potted Plants and Perching Birds