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Lenten Prayers 2015

by Beth Richardson on January 23, 2015 · 0 comments

Lenten Prayers

Lent is a season of the Christian Year where we focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God. (Learn more about Lent in the article, Lent 101.) Join us on this prayerful forty-day journey toward the empty tomb with these prayers by Robert P. Fugarino:


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Robert Paul Fugarino is the Pastor at Park Hill Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Kansas City, Missouri and has served congregations in different parts of the U.S. for almost twenty years.

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Loving Our Child-Selves

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by Elise Erikson Barrett PART 1: Loving Self As we grow from infants to adults, all of us internalize messages. Some of these messages are life-giving or useful. Some of them are deeply damaging. Most of them are invisible to us. They become part of the internal structure that shapes our external personality. Think about […]

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Advent Prayers 2014

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by Beth A. Richardson Join us as we travel through Advent, the season during which we prepare our hearts for Christmas. Pray these prayers on your own or with your faith community beginning the first Sunday of Advent, November 30. Join us in these praying these prayers as we actively await the coming Christ: First […]

November 3, 2014 4 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE →

Spiritual Practice: Fasting and Freedom

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By Lynne M. Baab A group of high school students decides to spend a weekend without any electronic devices. One of them discovers birds singing in her backyard, and another enjoys playing board games with his sisters. They experience a glimpse of unexpected freedom as they fast from iPods, tablets, laptops, and cellphones. Christians have been fasting for centuries as […]

October 30, 2014 7 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE →

Spiritual Practice: Morning Prayer

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A Liturgy for Morning Prayer Greeting  O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into the Lord’s presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to God with songs of praise! —Psalm 95:1-2 (NRSV) Hymn (Or Psalm 63) Prayer […]

August 29, 2014 12 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE →