Prayers to Light Your Path: The Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;where there is darkness, light;where there is sadness, joy. O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seekto be consoled as to console,to be understood as to […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re facing a threatening situation

When life feels like a freight train coming at me too fastto escape, I am grateful for the abilityto weave my small selfinto Your grandeur and hold on tightto the mysterythat unitesmy little storywith Your eternal onethat takes everything into accountand leaves no onebehind. Your strength becomes my own,and I borrow your powerto stand in […]

Encouragement to persevere in the silence of contemplative prayer

Sometimesthe revelationcomes quietly. The door opens a crack,and the Light slips in like a cat. When no one’s looking, you’re given a realization that purrs. No one needs to feel the warmth of what God is doing in your heart for it to be real. Even you may be obliviousto the Lightthat tiptoes inand chases […]

Prayers to Light Your Path: Patient Trust by Teihard de Chardin

Above all, trust in the slow work of God.We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay.We should like to skip the intermediate stages.We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the law of all progressthat it is made by passing through […]

Encouragement to trust in the power of love

If you choose to let it in,you can trust that eventually it will expand outfrom your heartlike a supernova,radical light with a purposebeyond your comprehension –an explosion of beauty and power. When you start to feel something bubblingunder the surface in the darklike a cauldron of fireyou can’t contain,hold on tight –you are about to […]

Deeper Life: Purify Your Intent

Beneath the mountainof doingis the reasonyou are. So what exactlyare you climbing for? When you clarify your intent,you clear a path for God … Look how grace flows like water into the cracks of your plansand expands –mountains of grief wash away into a clear path,wow in nature,all the elements bowto the King Her wishis […]

Spiritual Journey: When you face obstacles to freedom in Christ

Why do you allow stonesto standin your waywhen they can beso easily moved? What path on earthcan’t be clearedby the thundering power of God? Don’t fall for the illusionof being trapped – just ask and allow the Divine Broom to sweep away obstaclesto the freedom you were born for – All things truly are possible […]

Spiritual Journey: Every Moment of Your Life Matters! Even the hard ones…

There’s something about the forgetting –the for so long not realizingand then suddenly,finallywaking upand rememberingthe Truth so deeply in your bones that it singsa familiar song like you’ve always known. There’s something so naturalabout the experienceof God it’s like breathingin and out,deeper and deeper into restuntil you finally let goand wow it’s like a river […]

Spiritual Journey: When you are burned out from over giving

When the darkness came,I gave awaymy Light – it explodedout of my heartlike a million stars – I wanted to make the nightmore bearablesomehowfor all the other travelers out there … I didn’t realizehow empty I’d feelwith my spirit dispersed over miles and miles – I didn’t realizehow much I would missthe most valuablepart of […]

The Story Behind Unite in Prayer!

Lord, give methe grace to lingerin Your presence until the weight of the world in my heart transforms into joy I never saw myself as a faith writer, and I am a reluctant one. I am not saintly or profoundly wise. I cannot quote scripture without help from google. Years ago, I simply encountered God’s […]