prayer

Proper 4

June 2, 2013
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43
Reading 2: 
Psalm 96:1-9
Reading 3: 
Galatians 1:1-12
Reading 4: 
Luke 7:1-10
By David Grant Smith

1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43          

Catherine Keller and Prayer

Check out this video to hear process theologian Catherine Keller of Drew University discuss what prayer means to her from a more mystical perspective.

Proper 12A

July 24, 2011
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
I Kings 3:5-12
Reading 2: 
Psalm 119:129-136
Reading 3: 
Romans 8:26-39
Reading 4: 
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
By Jeanyne B Slettom

I Kings 3:5-12

Psalm119:129-136

Responding to God: A Guide to Daily Prayer

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In God's Presence

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Praying for Jennifer: An Exploration of Intercessory Prayer in Story Form

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John B Cobb Jr

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Prayer

Author - First Name: 
John B.
Author - Last Name: 
Cobb, Jr.

O Thou, who art both Father and Mother of us all, we thank you for the beauty and love with which we are surrounded here. We thank you that we can live with others who share our gratitude to you and have concern one for another. We thank you that as the years pass and death draws closer, we will not be alone.

Prayer: Teach us Your Ways...

Author - First Name: 
Bill
Author - Last Name: 
Matson

Creating God, with an engaging spirit you never fail to meet us where we are, ever faithful while calling us into each tomorrow with the excitement and adventure of new possibilities. As we greet this new day, facing realities we find overwhelming, let us not be burdened with a sense of hopelessness and despair. Teach us your ways, O God. Grace us with the courage, strength and hopefulness to meet and engage this day exactly as we find it. Teach us your ways.

Prayer: God of Land and Sea...

Author - First Name: 
Beth
Author - Last Name: 
Johnson

God of land and sea, of moon and sun—we are never without your presence. You move in and through us always and everywhere. You are as near as our breath, as close as our heartbeat. We see you in the eyes of all we meet. We hear you in the coo of a dove. We taste you in our tears. We open ourselves to Your presence within and around us. Open our hearts, we pray, that we may hear Your Divine call and respond well—to co-create with you ever greater possibilities of beauty, truth, and love.

Prayer

Question: 
I desire to say 'thanks' to God, but is the prayer other's directions? Is it still possible to ask something for me and for the others? What meaning has prayer for process theology?
Publication Month: 
April 2000
Author - First Name: 
John B.
Author - Last Name: 
Cobb, Jr.

Dr. Cobb's Response

Most traditional forms of prayer make good sense from a process point of view, much better sense than from the point of view of classical philosophical theology. But it may be important to make a couple of negative points before beginning the positive. Some popular beliefs about prayer have destructive consequences.

First, the effects of events in which one is praying are much the same as the effects of other events. We should not suppose that the fact that we are praying makes those events discontinuous from others.

Process & Faith Table Grace

Author - First Name: 
Paul
Author - Last Name: 
Nancarrow

(sung to Tallis Canon)


O gracious Giver of all good
And loving keeper of our deeds,
Accept our thanks for this good food
And serve through us our neighbor's needs.

Prayer of Invocation

Author - First Name: 
Sharon
Author - Last Name: 
Rhodes-Wickett

Creating, beckoning, loving God,
We invoke our heightened attentiveness that you are with us, within us, and beyond us. 
We praise you that you never give up on us. 
We acknowledge we are a stiff-necked people who get stuck without ever intending it. 

So now we breathe in of your life-transforming spirit
and celebrate that you prod and lure us to adventures in living and ministry
that are beyond what we can imagine. 

Pastoral Prayer for the Gulf Oil Spill

Author - First Name: 
Jeanyne
Author - Last Name: 
Slettom

"When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem" (Luke 9:51).

Loving God,
We seek clarity in all the dimensions of our lives--our relationships, our work, our leisure.
Like Jesus, who set his face toward Jerusalem in the certainty that, in so doing, he was being faithful to you,
So we seek to set our faces toward the things that you would have us do, that in so doing, we, too, may be faithful.

With this desire for faithfulness in our hearts, we look at events unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico,

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