Prayables Archives

I know You’re there, but where? Worries are poking at me, sharp-clawed: my job, my family, my life. I can’t feel You today, and I am afraid. Where are You? Please make Yourself present— clear and tangible— let me feel […]

What does our brokenness reveal about us? Are we really unique in our own suffering?  Lots to discuss today as Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton talk about  a paragraph from this complex and often-struggling author’s book “Life of the Beloved”. […]

It’s not that I don’t believe in You. I just don’t believe in me. You are all, and I am nothing, so how can I get from here to there? The span between is endless, and if I fall, an […]

Daily Prayer Patients! So odd, the sound of it. So reminiscent of the very forbearance I require. Please help me to retain my calm, despite all demands. Let kindness flow freely from my soul. And please, let me minister with […]

Daily Prayer Call it kismet or divine intervention I am where I need to be. Let me never forget that I did not wander here unplanned by chance. You led me to this place. I am on stage awaiting my […]

Can advice imparted from one poet to another have resonance for the rest of us? Yes! Join Alice and Lori as they delve into Rainer Maria Rilke’s seminal “Letters to a Young Poet.” We’ll talk about faith, emotion, and self-doubt. […]

  Daily Prayer Prayer is a gift I give myself. I turn to You, because then I am not alone. I give You my troubles: You can bear them. I give You my thanks: You grant me all my needs. […]

Daily Prayer Who knew You could be present in the mopping of a floor? But there You are. I find You, too, next to the bread as I fix his brown bag sandwich. And there You are, riding shotgun, as […]

Does the vocation you choose in life and the work that it brings you to do have any bearing on healing the woundedness in your life? Join Lori and Alice as they explore this question and several others in their discussion […]

Daily Prayer Humble me. Make me small enough to fit on the head of a pin, lest I believe that Your deeds are mine. All the good I accomplish pours forth from You; I am merely a vessel. And when […]