Category Archives: Devotionals

Praying the Bible: The Book of Prayers

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When we stub our toe spiritually, another member of our congregation is hurt. Parents often need help to teach God's Word to their kids, and that's where this daily devotional comes in. Is anything in my heart blocking me from getting the most from this personal act of devotion? The Roman Missal, promulgated by Saint Pope Pius V, and the various Eastern Liturgies, contain many very beautiful prayers with which the priest expresses a profound sense of reverence and humility before the Sacred Mysteries.

World Winds: Meditations from the Blessed of the Earth

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Whatever I’ve done, whatever my shortcomings, Jesus beckons me. Worship is not confined to any place of worship, it also incorporates personal reflection, art forms and group. Which are you? •We wonder “why bad things happen?” When, we need to realize adversity happens to all. In Christianity, worship is reverent honor and homage paid to God. These are fires that just need restarting. Some think that these were tears of sadness from comparing the new temple unfavorably to the glory of the old one.

Art of Spiritual Healing

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We see these types of boundaries in Daniel’s life. This article first appeared in Kindred Spirit, the magazine of Dallas Theological Seminary Often we start this journey called Christianity with zeal, like medal-hungry sprinters. We need to put the spirit of devotion into Monday's business, as well as in Sunday's worship. CONGREGATION OF RITES, Instruction Eucharisticum mysterium (25.4. 1967), 58-67; PAUL VI, Apostolic Exhortation Marialis cultus (2.2.1974), 24-58; Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii nuntiandi (8.12.1975), 48; JOHN PAUL II, Apostolic Exhortation Catechesi tradendae (16.10.1979), 54; Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris consorti (22.11.1981) 59-62; CONGREGATION FOR THE CLERGY, General Directory on Catechesis (15.8.1997), Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Città del Vaticano 1997, nn. 195-196. (5) See, for example, III CONFERENCIA GENERAL DEL EPISCOPADO LATINO-AMERICANO, Documento de Puebla, 444-469, 910-915, 935-937, 959-963; CONFERENCIA EPISCOPAL DE ESPANA, Documento pastoral de la Comision episcopal de Liturgia, Evangelizacion y renovation de la piedad popular, Madrid 1987; Liturgia y piedad popular, Directorio Liturgico-Pastoral, Secretariado Nacional de Liturgia, Madrid 1989; CONFERENCIA GENERAL DEL EPISCOPADO LATINO-AMERICANO, Documento de Santo Domingo, 36, 39, 53. (6) JOHN PAUL II, Apostolic Letter Vicemus Quintus Annus (4.12.1988), 18. (7) JOHN PAUL II, Apostolic Constitution Pastor Bonus (28.6.1988), 70. (8) Cf.

My Journal: I Am Fearful and Wonderfully Made, Psalms

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A friend of mine told me about this amazing man of God, born without legs and arms and this friend shared a video of his testimony. Speaking of heroes, who has been a model or mentor in your life? Changing patterns of life have also led to the expression of daily prayer in family and personal devotion, which are encouraged as a part of the regular discipline of the Christian life.” (W-1.3012) There are three basic ingredients in each service: psalms, readings, and prayer.

Our Daily Confessions of Divine Love: To The Father,

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Loss of self-satisfaction and self-sufficiency. These events were influential in the development of certain pious exercises. Once Peter had the correct perspective, Jesus could use him in a far greater way than He ever had. What makes for a good worship team musician? I’ve sat quietly through Buddhist prayer and ritual, sometimes participating, sometimes silent in meditation. His unwavering devotion to his studies helped him get high grades.

Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart

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I couldn't see who the donkey was carrying when they were so far away. You may believe you are a child of God, but do you believe, really believe to your very core, that you are loved by God? God has “set eternity in the hearts of men” (Eccles. 3:11 NIV). The psalmist recognized the folly of such false worship, noting that those who make idols will be like them ( Psalm 115:2-8 ). Through this Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we love God in return. Get a sneak-peek into each new show, delivered straight to your inbox!

Journey Through Peaceful Meditations

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God REALLY uses you guys ALOT to speak to me and i'm sure maaany other people. Acts 1:1-3 (NIV) I will admit that the Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts are favorites of mine. Just like those who "don't need to learn the new stuff," these people believe they've already heard every sermon and read every word of the Bible at some time or another, so they quit. I hope you will enjoy what I have to share with you...

The Collects of Thomas Cranmer

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In short, we are promising God that we will lead holy lives by uniting ourselves with the Sacred Heart and imitating the life of Christ. One cannot but think of the unknown writer, all unconscious that by signing his name to the hymn he would have won immortality, and of the other people who knew the secret, but are not here to answer our questions. Each is folded map-style and opens to a 10"x13" page. Being a cowgirl from southeastern Colorado I would �get� to help brand the calves when it was the hottest part of the summer, or was as my memory recalls.

A Great Gulf Fixed

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Ezra left Persia with a group of over one thousand people (vv. 1-14), but he soon realized that he didn’t have any Levites in his company, required for conducting appropriate worship according to the Law (vv. 15-20). Did the Lord teach you a valuable lesson recently and you'd like to share it with other Christian teens? We read the first of these journal entries today. “In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month…” (1:1).

More Than a Story: A Daily Touch of the Savior's Love

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If we have been called to lead our church in worship, we must model worship elements such as confession and repentance. For us husbands and future husbands: Just as Christ loved and gave Himself up for her = crucified, death Life through death, there is no other way... When a husband is completely safe for his wife and she feels this safety and is able to "give" herself fully to him, with no need for protective self-defense, then you both end up experiencing that OUTRAGEOUSLY HAPPY MARRIAGE and life.