Category Archives: Prayer

When missing a goal is a win

In December I love reflecting back on the year just gone, and looking forward to the year ahead, setting goals and making plans. 2015 is the first year that I have consciously kept an eye on those goals throughout the year, … Continue reading

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Praying with Proverbs 31

I’ve always been attracted to the words of Proverbs 31. I find them beautiful, and holy. That’s not to say I haven’t also found them something of a test, something against which I will always be found wanting. I have … Continue reading

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behold, angels came and were ministering to him

‘Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.’ (Matthew 4:22) After Jesus had resisted all of the devil’s temptations then the devil left him. The devil gave up! He would be back another day, … Continue reading

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Stigmata of St Francis

Stigmata is a term used to describe body marks, sores, or the experience of pain in places that correspond to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus –  the hands, wrists, and feet. St Francis is the first recorded stigmatic in Christian history. It’s … Continue reading

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Canticle of Creation

Franciscans encourage us to pray with our eyes open, in order to be open to the world around us. Prayer walks in nature are a popular example of this form of prayer; we can be inspired by the creation around … Continue reading

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A Stormy Night: Mark 4: 35-41

It was stormy here on Friday night. As I put my children to bed we listened to the wind outside, and thought about another stormy night, on the Sea of Galilee. When I came downstairs the wind was still blowing, so … Continue reading

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Advent Reflections: art meditation

In December I’m posting several Advent Reflections: some quotes, some images, some meditations. It’s not a series so feel free to dip in and out as and when you have a moment or are looking for new inspiration! Today I’m … Continue reading

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Advent Reflections: The Gloria

In December I’m posting several Advent Reflections: some quotes, some images, some meditations. It’s not a series so feel free to dip in and out as and when you have a moment or are looking for new inspiration! I was … Continue reading

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Advent Reflections: Praying with Isaiah

In December I’m posting several Advent Reflections: some quotes, some images, some meditations. It’s not a series so feel free to dip in and out as and when you have a moment or are looking for new inspiration. Praying with … Continue reading

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Advent Reflections: the innkeeper of our hearts

In December I’m posting several Advent Reflections: some quotes, some images, some meditations. It’s not a series so feel free to dip in and out as and when you have a moment or are looking for new inspiration! Today’s is … Continue reading

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