Monthly Archives: September 2011

Prayer of Humble Access, part one

We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 337) The “Prayer of Humble Access” is the name given to a prayer found in the Book of Common … Continue reading

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Abraham and Isaac, part two

Through his beloved Son, God invites us into the kind of relationship he had with Abraham. We too, can enter into dialogue with God about the things that are important to us. We too get to press God on what he has promised. Yet, as with Abraham, we too must not withhold anything from God. If we cannot place everything we hold dear,including our hopes and dreams, the people we love most, even the very circumstances of our lives before God and say, “Thy will be done,” then we do great damage to our relationship with God. We commit the sin of idolatry. Intimacy and trust, the most important elements in any relationship of significance, are only possible when both parties withhold nothing. Continue reading

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Abraham and Isaac, part one

Instead, the most important questions to askwhen reading the story of Abraham and Isaac have to do with uncovering whatever truth about God, and about ourselves, is being conveyed. Asking what it is we are to learn, to incorporate, into our life of faith, will end up being the most profitable line of inquiry here. Continue reading

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