Augustine’s Prayer of Thoughtful Wonder: “To Praise You is Our Souls’ Delight”

Augustine shows us how to pray when we feel God’s presence and when we don’t: O Lord in whom all things live, who commanded us to seek you, who are always ready to be found: to know you is life, to serve you is freedom, to praise you is our souls’ delight We bless you […]

A Prayer Asking God to Live in Us

This is a prayer from the Book of Hours in the 16th century: God be in my head, and in my  understanding; God be in my eyes, and in my looking; God be in my mouth, and in my speaking; God be in my heart, and in my thinking; God be in my end, and […]

Pre Marriage Counseling and How to Pray for Fewer Symptoms of Stress

Why Pre Marital Counseling? Couples will work for years to save for a house before they get married.  Couples will spend thousands of dollars and even more hours to have the “special” wedding of their dreams.  Knowing that couples in love are willing to put in the time and energy needed to build a life […]

How to Pray: That We May Cleave to Thee Without Parting

Anselm teaches us how to pray with the prayer that has been on the lips of Christians for many centuries: Grant, Lord God, that we may cleave to thee without parting, worship Thee without wearying, serve Thee without failing, faithfully seek Thee, happily find Thee, and forever possess Thee, the one only God, blessed for […]