The Hours of Christmas Day

The Hours of Christmas Day  Praying the Hours is an ancient tradition and spiritual practice offered to hallow each day. Keeping the Hours began as prayers of the people. The ordinary workday was interspersed with times of prayer. Today it is mostly monks who follow...
6 Little Prayers

6 Little Prayers

By Janice MacLean Here are a series of six little prayers. You might want to use one to start your day and inspire your meditation. You might want to use one for a week and see what insights or actions arise. You can download a PDF copy here to print. Download...
Bearing Fruit

Bearing Fruit

Bearing Fruit  by Carolyn Crowell, To Touch the Mystery: Poetry for the Journey of Life. Carolyn is an educator, minister, theologian and writer in The United Church of Canada. She writes poems that reflect the presence of the Spirit in everyday life. apples ripen on...
Soul Songs: Psalm 118

Soul Songs: Psalm 118

LENT SOUL SONG VISUAL PRAYER Psalm 118 Set Your Face Toward the Riot  And on this path the gates are opening wide — Psalm 118 Read Psalm 118: 1,2 -19-29 What parts of this Psalm speak to you? Inspire, resonate or call to you? What feelings, longings, hopes are evoked...
Soul Songs: Psalm 130

Soul Songs: Psalm 130

LENT SOUL SONG VISUAL PRAYER Psalm 130 Tending the Grief  “My whole being waits for you, my God, listening for your Presence.” — Psalm 130:4 Read Psalm 130 What feelings, longings, hopes are evoked in you as you pray this Psalm? When life is hard and you...
Soul Songs: Psalm 23

Soul Songs: Psalm 23

LENT SOUL SONG VISUAL PRAYER Psalm 23 Hospitality  “Anoint my head, and fill my cup to overflowing.” – Psalm 23 Read Psalm 23 What parts of this Psalm speak to you? Inspire, resonate or call to you? What feelings, longings, hopes are evoked in you as...
Soul Songs: Psalm 95

Soul Songs: Psalm 95

LENT SOUL SONG VISUAL PRAYER Psalm 95 Holding in Care  “God holds in care the earth we walk upon, from its deep caverns, to mountain summits which meet the sky.”  -Psalm 95 Read Psalm 95  What parts of this Psalm speak to you? Inspire, resonate or call to...

Soul Songs: Psalm 121

LENT SOUL SONG VISUAL PRAYER Psalm 121 Present to Life as it is.  “I walk into your wakefulness… And in the shadows … you preserve me from its evils.”  – Psalm 121 Read Psalm 121  What parts of this Psalm speak to you? Inspire, resonate or call to you? What...