Praying for rain …

Praying in hope and expectation.

A prayer for rain from the BCP

July 18, 2017. Idyllwild, CA. Since the winter snows there has been little moisture on the mountain. Today and tomorrow we have a slight chance of rain. We pray that it may be so. ~Fr. Dan

Be well. Do good. Pay attention. Keep learning.

Breathe by thy Spirit such love…

United with Christ in prayer.

Woman in praise at sunrise

Blessed Lord, lifting up holy hands perpetually for all mankind;
breathe by thy Spirit such love into the prayers we offer,
that they may be taken into thine, and prevail with thine;
to the glory of thy holy name. Amen.

A Prayer of Eric Milner-White [1884-1964] in 2000 Years of Prayer.

Let your mind and heart savor the request that our prayers be taken into the prayers of Jesus, our faithful intercessor, for the glory of God and the welfare of God’s people (indeed, all of God’s creation). ~Fr. Dan

Be well. Do good. Pay attention. Keep learning.

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A prayer for the beauty of the earth

A flower opening to lightAs another weekend unfolds consider the beauty of the earth, give thanks, and enter into the wonders of creation. Also recognize your role in safeguarding these wonders for those who will come after us. ~Fr. Dan

We give you thanks, most gracious God, for the beauty of earth and sky and sea; for the richness of mountains, plains, and rivers; for the songs of birds and the loveliness of flowers. We praise you for these good gifts, and pray that we may safeguard them for our posterity. Grant that we may continue to grow in our grateful enjoyment of your abundant creation, to the honor and glory of your Name, now and for ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, 840