Workplace Prayers: Week of November 11-2019

Lord God Almighty, the One who works on our behalf, Make your face shine on us as we enter into the day’s work. Satisfy us with your loving-kindness that we might praise you as we attend to our daily tasks. Help us not to forget that you are with us in our cubicles, office, showroom…

A Precious Container of Enough

I’m doing this Ignatian Spirituality Daily Devotional this month. It’s been great! Today’s was especially encouraging. I was listening to it on my run through the neighborhood. A prayer I needed this morning. What I have (and offer) is enough…because it loves You! “Lord, I am a precious container of love, genuine and costly. When…

Roots and Storms

When life gets crazy, what habits and practices do you turn to for grounding and rootedness?  Storms will come and shake us up.  No doubt about that.   Sickness.Finances.Dark nights of the soul.Relationship stress.Lack of direction in life. What or who do you turn to for help and grounding?  When you’re in the storm, we…

Prayer: God’s Nearness

Reading 1, Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9 Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20 Gospel, Matthew 5:17-19 “…God is near us whenever we pray to him…” [wind has been a sign of the Holy Spirit] Are you freaking kidding me?!  Read those words again…slower…. let them sink in. Big themes in the bible again….one of them is us being made in…

A Prayer of Desire by Thomas Merton

Source: A Prayer of Desire by Thomas Merton “My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will…

Words at the end of Life

I think that when visitations go well, both patient and priest feel like each has been blessed by the other.  Both feel God’s presence and consolation in different but unitive ways.  

Listening: the art of Pastoral Presence

When I think about our work, I think of the God who listens.  He hears our cries, petitions, longings, and hopes.  In Jesus, we find the Good Shepherd making space for others to share their stories (i.e. Samaritan woman, the blind man at the pool).  We see them share specifics as Jesus asks poignant questions….

On Seeking God’s Help…

A prayer of participating in God’s redemptive work…He’s not a puppet master that pulls strings.  He has created us to be coworkers, co-creators, co-participants.  That means we do His work WITH him. “If I am actually to do it, I must ask for your help and mercy, ask you to fill with wind the sails…