Tag Archives: prayer

I Should’ve Been a Priest

I’m not exactly what most people would call religious, but I said two prayers today:

“Thank you, O God, for the blessing of air conditioning, which soothes my rage such that I do not smite those around me.”


“Lord, please bring to me an ice cream milk shake, that my life might be marginally improved.”

Praying for the Conversion of Jews

Since the release of Summorum Pontificum, various talking heads have been apoplectic because the Tridentine mass includes a Good Friday prayer for the conversion of the Jews. Much ado is being made of nothing, though.

Independence Day

The following piece, “The War Prayer” by Mark Twain, sums up pretty well how I felt on Independence Day as I reflected on the gung-ho, John Wayne, cowboy diplomacy attitude espoused by so many of my fellow American Christians.

Prayer Request

My ballroom dance instructor, a dear friend who is like an adopted grandmother to me, is battling cancer for the third time. She’s quite worried and frightened. Prayers for physical healing and emotional/spiritual strength are appreciated.

The Ladder of Divine Ascent: Talkativeness and Silence

From The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Climacus: "Talkativeness is the throne of vainglory on which it loves to preen itself and show off. Talkativeness is a sign of ignorance, a doorway to slander, a leader of jesting, a servant of lies, the ruin of compunction, a summoner of despondency, a messenger of […]