Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Prayer of Manasseh 

The Prayer of Manasseh O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all their righteous offspring: You made the heavens and the earth, with all their vast array. All things quake … Continue reading

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Saturday Stumper # 4 — Answers (1)  The Ball Q.  How can you throw a ball as hard as you can and have it come back to you, even if it doesn’t bounce off anything? There is nothing attached to it, and no one else … Continue reading

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Saturday Stumper # 4

[In recent years research has suggested that exercising our brains can have a positive effect as we grow older.  Here are a few puzzles for you to stretch your mind.    The correct answers will be posted tonight at 5:55 … Continue reading

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All the Difference in the World

[While it is true that one can find a certain compatibility among different faith traditions, there are significant differences. Here is a superb retelling of a story that’s been around for a long time.] There is a parable about a … Continue reading

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A Prayer by a SIR Francis and Not a SAINT Francis.    

[On September 26, 1580, Francis Drake arrived back at Plymouth becoming the Englishman to sail around the world. The journey began on December 13, 1577.  This prayer has been attributed to him.] Disturb us, Lord, when We are too well … Continue reading

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This Tuesday’s Three Tweet-able Terse Thoughts

[Fifty years ago or so, I was made to memorize my first poem.  Of course, I can’t remember what it was!  To inflict the greatest amount of anxiety, teachers seemed to choose poems that were longer rather than shorter and … Continue reading

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Sister Joan Chittister ON PRAYER

[This is the nineteenth of a series of posts featuring a saint, mystic, or writer to include some of their thoughts on prayer as well as a prayer written by or ascribed to him or her.  Joan Chittister is a … Continue reading

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Glory to God for All Things: An Akathist – Part 7   

[“This Akathist, also called the “Akathist of Thanksgiving,” was composed by Metropolitan Tryphon (Prince Boris Petrovich Turkestanov) in 1934.  A copy was in possession of Protopresbyter Gregory Petrov shortly before his death in a prison camp in 1940. Suggestion: Light … Continue reading

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Saturday Cinema: Change for a Dollar –     –     (10 min, 6 sec)

[If good things come in small packages and a picture is worth a thousand words, then this short-film is worth your time.  The idea behind my occasional Saturday Cinema selection is to give you something to think and pray about. … Continue reading

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Another Prayer by Saint Augustine

Lord Jesus, let me know myself and know You. And desire nothing save only You. Let me hate myself and love You. Let me do everything for the sake of You. Let me humble myself and exalt You. Let me think nothing except You. Let … Continue reading

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