Prayables Archives

Resolved: I will not be making any New Year’s resolutions this year. When you think about it, it makes sense. Why should a tick in the calendar make any difference in our lives? If it wasn’t a priority yesterday, what […]

Daily Prayer I was thinking, the other day, about tea roses. The splendid profusion of hybrids— two beautiful plants bred together into something startlingly new and impossibly lovely. And it occurred to me that it was something like a marriage: […]

Join hosts Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton of “Open Book,” for smart God talk on Prayables radio this week as they discuss “Of Gods and Me” by Xavier Beauvois. This powerful story talks about living in true community, prayerfully discerning […]

Shortly after I was born, my mother wrote the following words: “Dearest Lori: When I look at you, it’s like looking into a mirror, only the reflection is pure innocence untainted by the worldliness and all the evils of the […]

Daily Quote “To undervalue the gifts God’s gives us, is as much a sin as to overvalue them.” -Lori Strawn READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture → Daily Prayer → […]

Hassled time, hurried time, crafted of jammed schedules, marathon cooking sessions, and shopping trips from hell. Why do I make this season harder than it must be? All You ask of me is to live and give thanks: I save […]

Daily Prayer Today is the day for not doing. A day for saying no to the buzz and whir of daily life. It is a day for savoring minutes. Thank You for this day of rest. Let Your peace descend […]

Daily Prayer Unbelievable. Unattainable. My quick, loud words and selfish fear make perfection seem as possible as pigs in flight. Yet You are perfect, and in You, I feel what might be if only I could get closer. I will […]

Thanks be to You for semi-colons, for m-dashes, ellipses, and commas. Glory be in the languages of Earth, in Morse code and Braille, in Swahili and Portuguese. You made us social beings, then gave us the gift that binds, that […]

Today I did not do that thing I should not do: That thing I’ve allowed to define me, for far too long. I tell myself stories about it. “It keeps me thin.” “I can’t resist it.” Today I realized those […]