The beauty of liturgical piety such as observing Lent is how it formalizes and therefore externalizes perfect faith, keeping it always real and present.
‘I recommend to [the American people]…that they do…fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it…’
Our attitude and discipline provides us with our best chance of living out this melodrama to the best of our limited ability.
Many of us prayed for the election beforehand. Now that it’s over, it’s time to pray again. In fact, those of us on all sides of the election can pray for the same things.
If you, too, are looking for an alternative to sitting glued to your television screen watching returns that promise to be depressing no matter which way they go, here are a few possibilities.
Like most Americans, I am too inclined to look to government or the election of a single candidate to enhance my situation when it would be far more productive to improve my life myself.
If you want to defeat the forces of godlessness inside the Democratic Party, get off the stage in Cleveland and go do what God says will actually drive sin from the hearts of both Republicans and Democrats.
Late-deciding South Carolina primary voters went for Marco Rubio over both Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Prayer could help explain why.
A new study finds that couples who attend church and pray together are happier. What’s more, church-going men see bigger benefits.
I prayed, desperately, for God to not let my baby die. He didn’t answer that prayer. He answered a better one.
Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum has a deadly form of cancer. He says when he has six months left, he will take deadly drugs.
Never fail to express thoughts of concern to suffering people, or prayers to God. It matters.
The media mocked people who pray after the San Bernardino shooting. But their own post-tragedy rituals show they’re as religious as anyone.
The media have targeted Scott Walker about evolution, “real” Christianity, and now prayer. Why? Because they think religion deserves mockery, not reverence.
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