Praying the Psalms

Praying in the Synagogue

I wonder how often we find our prayers dead and lifeless. I wonder how often we come up dry and dumb with no words, no thoughts, no way of formulating the feelings, frustrations, and various shades of grief that we bear. Burdened and distracted, we can hardly remember to pray, and when we do we have nothing to say. What if someone could guide you to God in those moments, could take you before the throne, lean over and whisper, “Just say it like this,” and then unfurl a stream of words that … [Read more...]

Angels have we heard on high?

The Annunciation

Last Wednesday Pope Benedict talked a bit about the spill he took earlier in July and the broken wrist he suffered. "Unfortunately, my own guardian angel did not prevent my injury," he said. The angel didn't fall down on the job. He was "certainly following superior orders." The upbeat pope added, "Perhaps the Lord wanted to teach me more patience and humility, give me more time for prayer and meditation." I've not really thought much about guardian angels since I was a kid, but I've … [Read more...]


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