Sir Francis Drake: Until It Be Thoroughly Finished

"O Lord God, when thou givest to thy servants to endeavour any great matter, grant us also to know that it is not the beginning, but the continuing of the same, until it be thoroughly finished, which yieldeth the true glory; through him who for the finishing of thy work laid down his life for… Continue reading Sir Francis Drake: Until It Be Thoroughly Finished

The Collect for All Saints’ Day

The Collect for All Saints' Day: "O Almighty God, who has knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys which thou… Continue reading The Collect for All Saints’ Day

N.T. Wright on the Vocation of Prayer

In his Evil and the Justice of God, N.T. Wright lists prayer as one of the ways Christians are called to anticipate the Kingdom: Prayer: In Romans 8 Paul indicates that prayer is a key, central anticipation of the eventual redeemed world order. In that world, redeemed humanity will take its rightful place, worshiping the Creator… Continue reading N.T. Wright on the Vocation of Prayer

Give us this day…

Give us this day our daily bread...  (Matthew 6:11 ESV)Last Sunday, my church continued it's series on the Lord's prayer, using N.T. Wright's book on the topic. This week's sermon focused on the phrase "Give us this day our daily bread," examining the text from a variety of perspectives.I enjoyed the sermon very much as a whole,… Continue reading Give us this day…

The Lorica of St. Patrick

Photo by Southern Grace PhotographyIn honor of St. Patrick's day, I thought would share his Breastplate Prayer, also known as his Lorica. Though St. Patrick's day is typically associated with good luck, the man himself put his faith in Someone much stronger.The Lorica of St. PatrickI arise todayThrough a mighty strength, the invocation of the… Continue reading The Lorica of St. Patrick