Category Archives: Living prayer

Living Prayer Chapter 6- The Road Leads Here

Are you aware of an internal clock that rings in your life from time to time? Is there an alarm that informs you that it’s time to go somewhere or do something? Robert Benson has one and it tells him it is time to go on retreat to pray. It goes off every 21 weeks...

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Living Prayer Chapter 5 – Office Hours

The following is less a review of Chapter 5 of Robert Benson’s book, Living Prayer, and more a personal reflection about the content of the chapter. Have you ever examined the pace of your life? How about what motivates and moves you? If you are like most living in Western Culture, you probably feel a...

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Living Prayer Chapter 4 – Planting Sweet Peas

Are there cycles in your life that you are aware of?  Is there a distinct pattern that you can claim that in some way makes you distinctly who you are?  Chances are some will say yes and some will say no.  There are those who can tell you exactly what they look forward to and when and...

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Best of 2006

As a relatively new blogger (since October), I feel it somewhat strange to publish my best of 2006 compilation of posts in my short life as a blogger.  However, I reckon since everyone else is doing it, why shouldn’t I?  Nonetheless, these are the top six of 2006 in no particular order: Eschatology & Missional...

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Living Prayer – The Sacrifice

What does the sacrifice, or Communion, mean to you?  I’m sure you’ve participated in communion several times and in several ways.  For some, it may be so familiar that it’s lost meaning.  Do you know why you take Communion?  What if there is some greater meaning to communion that we’ve overlooked because it’s become meaningless...

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Living Prayer Chapter Two…The Rhythm of the Mass

“Do you know the rhythm of the mass?” asked Angus. Robert was in the midst of seeking spiritual direction and was perplexed why Angus would ask such a question. Robert was having trouble hearing God during a difficult time and was hoping for something more; he was hoping Angus would give him the answer to...

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Living Prayer – Chapter Reflecitons

The following is the first of several reflections from my experience with Robert Benson’s book, Living Prayer.  This is a way of sharing a journey in progress towards a life where prayer is not merely an item on a spiritual to-do list, but rather a living, breathing essence of who I am becoming.  These reflections,...

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