Prayer Beyond Words

Prayer Beyond Words

I have a good earthly father; one I still call “Daddy” though I am past 40. I grew up thinking of God as my good heavenly father. I’ve never doubted, even when suffering came, that God knew what was best for me.  And yet, I struggled to see myself as his loved child...
Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

Dear Readers, A little more than a year ago, when my youngest son was looking for an apartment to rent in Vermont, I closed my computer and prayed a desperate prayer: “Lord, I’ve done all I know how to do. I need you to show us the place you have for him.” Our son was...
Prayer Meeting

Prayer Meeting

I sit at the round, steel table in the church café. I don’t much like the décor. It’s trying too hard to be modern, to be relevant, like so many sacred places do these days. You notice me, unlike most passers-by. At fifty you begin to fade, you’ll find, become...
The Mystery of Prayer

The Mystery of Prayer

I believe in prayer.  I say often that “the work of God is done on our knees—then we go find out what happened.”  Yet to me prayer remains such a mystery. How in the world could the most high God who created it all invite me to talk with him, to make requests,...

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