What is a touchstone?

Here’s what the dictionary says, “a standard, a benchmark by which everything else can be measured or judged.” It is my prayer that the following words will provoke you to pray more. There is an infallible touchstone that will guide you to the spirit of prayer in your life. However this touchstone comes with monumentalContinue reading “What is a touchstone?”

1.30. 2020 Morning Prayer Thursday

Creator Spirit, who broadest everlastingly over the lands and waters of the earth, enduing them with forms and colors which no human skill can copy, give me today, I beseech Thee, the mind and heart to rejoice in Thy creation. Forbid that I should walk through Your beauty with unseeing eyes. Forbid that lure ofContinue reading “1.30. 2020 Morning Prayer Thursday”

1. 29. 2020 Evening Wednesday

O God, immortal, eternal, invisible, I remember with gladness and thanksgiving all that Thou hast been to this world of men:Companion of the brave:Upholder of the loyal:Light of the wanderer:Joy of the pilgrim:Guide of the pioneer:Helper of laboring men:Refuge of the broken-hearted men:Deliver of the oppressed:Strength of the victorious:Ruler of rulers:Friend of the poor:Rescuer ofContinue reading “1. 29. 2020 Evening Wednesday”

1.28. 2020 Evening Prayer

O unapproachable Light, how can I fold these guilty hands before Thee? How dan I pray to thee with lips that have spoken false and churlish words? A heart hardened with vindictive passions:An unruly tongue:A fretful disposition:An unwillingness to bear the burdens of others:An undue willingness to let others carry my burdens:Fine words hiding shabbyContinue reading “1.28. 2020 Evening Prayer”

1.28. 2020 Morning Prayer Tuesday

Let me now go forth, O Lord my God, to the work of another day, still surrounded by Thy wonderful loving-kindness, still pledged to Thy Loyal service, still standing in Thy strength and not my own. Let me today be a Christian not only in my words but also in my deeds: Let me followContinue reading “1.28. 2020 Morning Prayer Tuesday”

1.27. 2020 Evening Prayer Monday

I falter where I firmly trod,             And falling with my weight of care             Upon the great world’s altar-stairs That slope thro’ darkness up to God, I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope…. Eternal God, grant me, I pray Thee, a clearer vision of Thy truth, a greater faith in Thy power, andContinue reading “1.27. 2020 Evening Prayer Monday”

1.27. 2020 Morning Prayer

MONDAY Grant, O most gracious God, that I may carry with me through this day’s life the remembrance of the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ my Lord. For His readiness to suffer for our sakes: For the redemptive passion that filled His heart; For the power of His Cross in the history of theContinue reading “1.27. 2020 Morning Prayer”

1.25. 2020 Morning Prayer

Lord of my life, I kneel before you this day. Today is full of possibilities: it hopes for new beginnings. Please help me, Father, to not break the promises of yesterday. Let me see no person in distress and pass them by. Where my deeds can help make this world a better place for menContinue reading “1.25. 2020 Morning Prayer”

1.24. 2020 Morning Prayer

Lord, help me to not move forward today without your blessing. Don’t let the freshness of this morning, good health, or prosperity deceive me into relying on my flesh. Help me to depend on You–entirely. Lord, I return to all You have given to me. Work today through my hands, O Lord. Use these weakContinue reading “1.24. 2020 Morning Prayer”

Morning Prayer 1.23. 2020

Jesus, let my first thought today be of You. Let my first impulse be to worship You. Let the first words out of my mouth speak Your name. And let the first action I take today be to to kneel in prayer. Keep me pure in thought today. Keep me truthful in speech. Keep meContinue reading “Morning Prayer 1.23. 2020”