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The Prayer Wheel

The Prayer Wheel

The Prayer Wheel: A Daily Guide to Renewing Your Faith with a Rediscovered Spiritual Practice – by Patton Dodd,‎ Jana Riess,‎ David Van Biema. This medieval (900 years old) prayer wheel was recently rediscovered. It takes four basic Christian texts – the Lord’s Prayer, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, scenes from the life of… Continue Reading

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Lent 5

Lent 5

Let us pray (in silence) [that we are drawn closer to God’s goodness] pause Look graciously on your whanau [or household], we implore you, O God, [or Almighty God] that by your great goodness we may be governed in body and, through your protection, kept safe in mind and heart; through our Saviour Jesus Christ,… Continue Reading

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Lent 4

Lent 4

Let us pray (in silence) [that as Christ was restrained for our sake, we may be set free for his] pause Forgive, O God, the offences of your people, that through your goodness we may be freed from the bonds of the sins which in our frailty we have committed; through our Saviour Jesus Christ,… Continue Reading

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Lent 3

Lent 3

Let us pray (in silence) [that the more we see that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves, the more we may be drawn closer to God] pause God, the source of all our strength; watch over us within and without, that in body we may be protected from all adversity, and in… Continue Reading

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The Ember Days

The Ember Days

Today, Friday after the First Sunday in Lent, is traditionally an Ember Day – a day of special prayer and fasting. At a time when we need to urgently attend to the human connection to the natural world, underscoring the Christian connections to nature cannot be stressed enough. Ember Days are days for fasting and… Continue Reading

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Ember Days

Ember Days

Today, Wednesday after the First Sunday in Lent, is traditionally an Ember Day – a day of special prayer and fasting. The Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer (page 18) has “The Ember Days, traditionally observed on the Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays after the First Sunday in Lent, the Day of Pentecost, Holy Cross Day,… Continue Reading

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Lent 2 – Transfiguration

Lent 2 – Transfiguration

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may grow into the likeness of Christ] pause Transfiguring God, before the passion of your beloved Son you revealed his glory on the holy mountain: grant that we who by faith behold the light of his face may be strengthened to bear the cross, and be changed into… Continue Reading

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