Category Archives: prayer

Nothing Better

Ministry is hard work. This is no surprise. In fact, I remember learning in seminary (and frankly, observing every pastor that I’ve ever had) that it is important to have good boundaries because ministry will take up every spare moment … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Southwestern

Gracious God, As we enter another school year, we lift these prayers to you: Bless our students, God, as they study and learn in their classes, but also bless them as they discover more about who they are. May they … Continue reading

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School’s Starting–Let Us Pray

When I was in high school, I took up running. It was mostly in rebellion to the volleyball coach, as I quit the team my senior year and said that I was going to run cross country, but in this … Continue reading

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Would You Join Us in Prayer?

I am often asked, “What do you do in campus ministry in the summer time.” I understand the enigma that campus ministry may be to some, but I usually answer, “Plenty! I have time to plan, to read, to recover … Continue reading

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A Call to Prayer

I have always been a strong believer that prayer “works.” I remember as a child, praying nightly the same memorized prayer that my sister and I “developed,” including a prayer for all of our family and friends by name and … Continue reading

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A Minister’s Prayer

The Concluding Prayer of the Church that I read during the Midday Office today is one that I’m claiming. Here it is: O Lord my God, to you and your service I devote myself, body, soul, and spirit. Fill my … Continue reading

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Vespers Prayer

As if on cue, the concluding prayer for the Vespers reading for today reads like this: Drop thy still dews of quietness Till all our strivings cease; Take from our souls the strain and stress, And let our ordered lives … Continue reading

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