Category Archives: Prayer

Love your enemy – Part Trois

Yes, I know that the Boston Marathon bomber caused terrible death, injury, mayhem, and a huge cost for all that was done to find him…  But I find in myself a concern for his well-being. I hope he recovers and … Continue reading

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Heart Work

As the Rabbis put it (Berakot 29b): Prayer which has become so set that it no longer permits of creative newness, has ceased to be devotional. Isaiah 43.19 records these words of Yahweh: I am about to do a new … Continue reading

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Taking Everything to Heart

Who burns with the bliss And suffers the sorrow Of every creature Within his own heart, Making his own Each bliss and each sorrow: Him I hold highest Of all the saints. Bagavad Gita

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Why do the protesters keep saying “Allahu Akbar”?

A beautiful discussion at the website, LIBYA 17th February 2011, starts with the question above and an answer by CanadianLibyan who wrote: The words “Allahu akbar” have, unfortunately, acquired a sinister connotation. All they mean is “God is great” or … Continue reading

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Veneration of the Name

Think of the importance of “naming”.  Of what a name means.  How we rely on that as way of referring to someone or something.  As a means of “calling” or “being called”.  Veneration of “Ha-Shem” (The Name) is already a … Continue reading

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A heart crushed and broken

The psalmist meditates on prayer: 16 For you have no delight in sacrifice; if I were to give a burnt-offering, you would not be pleased. 17 The sacrifice acceptable to God* is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, … Continue reading

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Akathist of Thanksgiving

Image of a heart open to God: Prayer opens us up to the Divine Heart within. A place from which prayer wells up from deep within us – even unbidden.  This is a Mystery. The Presence of Holy Mystery – … Continue reading

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