Theme for May 2019: Joyful

In the school of prayer with St Francis of Assisi

In the school of prayer with St Francis of Assisi

  St Francis of Assisi (1181?–1226): Who better to help us explore the joyful in life and prayer?   First, some notes on Franciscan-style prayer, based on an article by Stefan Walser. Next, 3 prayers written by St Francis (or connected with him) for you to try on and adapt. Indoors or outdoors. Alone or … Continue reading "In the school of prayer with St Francis of Assisi" ...
Consolation joy

Consolation joy

(Photo: Irene Bom)   When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. (Psalm 94:19, NIVUK)   A prayer How can I tell of such love to me? You made me in your image and hold me in the palm of your hand, your cords of love, strong and fragile as silk,       bind … Continue reading "Consolation joy" ...

Theme: Rejoice in the Lord always

PDF version   This prayer sheet is inspired by a recurring theme in Scripture: the phrase, “Rejoice in the Lord”.   For personal use or to share. Joy is distinctly a Christian word and a Christian thing. It is the reverse of happiness. Happiness is the result of what happens of an agreeable sort. Joy … Continue reading "Theme: Rejoice in the Lord always" ...
God of solid joys

God of solid joys

Mural in a side street close to the Scots International Church Rottedam  (Photo: Irene Bom)   Did you know?  Last Sunday – the first Sunday after Easter – was celebrated in some churches as Holy Humour Sunday (also known as Bright Sunday, or Laughter Sunday).   Here is a prayer to the God of merriment … Continue reading "God of solid joys" ...