What I pray for when I'm distraught, terrified, enraged, or overwhelmed is not what I pray for when I'm peaceful, content, hopeful, and safe.
As a child, I didn't always understand the term "prayer warriors." What kind of war were they fighting?
Martin B. Copenhaver
Politics ain't beanbag.
Sometimes when Christians say, "I'll pray for you," it's a loaded statement.
Jennifer Garrison Brownell
Here's what I say I believe about prayer. I believe that when you or I pray, it changes us and it changes God, too.
Christians known by their love.
Today, let's acknowledge the work of grandparents and elders. Their faith lives on in the new generations.
The power in life is the Presence of God. Therefore, let us approach the Stillspeaking God with unrelenting desire, trusting God and letting go.
Every year on November 1, All Saints Day, I remember Sacred Heart cemetery in the town where I grew up. It was a huge Polish cemetery situated on a long sloping hill next to a busy intersection. Starting at dusk on November 1, the eve of the Catholic All Souls Day, the entire cemetery would be lit up with thousands of red votive candles on nearly every grave. It looked like the dead were getting ready to have a party and had turned on all the lights in the house.
A rabbi told me that a town with two Jews would need three synagogues: The one I go to; The one you go to; and one neither one of us would be caught dead in. Christians are much the same. But Jesus' prophetic words assure us that someday, God's people will ALL be one – within and across faith groups.