Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Where True Joys Are Found

We miss out on so much when we fail to avail ourselves of some of the written prayers found in books like the Anglican "The Book of Common Prayer". We are often so afraid of liturgy and ritual that we rob ourselves of the beauty and meaningfulness of much that has been written for our edification. Strong words from one who is deeply rooted in the brethren assemblies...

Here's a prayer that I stumbled across recently. Note the majesty and devotion...

"Almighty God, You alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant Your people grace to love what You command and desire what You promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. AMEN." - The Book of Common Prayer


  1. Really nice prayer David from that prayer book!

    I really like your picture too. It reminds me of when we were kids and it was safe to do in those days...pack a lunch of peanut butter sandwiches and a milk bottle of cool-aide and go on long hikes, walking along the railway tracks and making neat forts in the woods...Boy the fun we had in those days!!...Love Terry

  2. i easily prayed that beautiful prayer ... we are the body of Christ, different - yet with the same goal ...

    your posts & pics have been just lovely ... thanks for sharing!