A simple prayer is a short word or phrase such as “Lord Christ, have mercy” or “Bless you.” Today fill your hours with these simple prayers. Say them as you pass others and say them when you are alone. Bless others and praise God throughout the day.
Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.