Pragmatic Communion

pragmatic living in the presence of God

empathy. compassion. kindness.

Lord, please bless me with empathy and compassion and kindness.

“Mahatma Gandhi said, “I like their Christ, I don’t like their Christians.”
Friedrich Nietzshe said, “I will believe in the Redeemer when the Christian looks a little more redeemed.”

Their points need to be taken.”

The Case for Faith
by Lee Strobel

This was dual published on my Pragmatic Compendium blog.

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June 3, 2010 Posted by | apologetics, books, christian living, God's love, prayer, spiritual growth, witnessing | , , , , | Leave a comment

thank you, Jane.

I’m feeling selfish and distracted. My mind is wandering. My thoughts are fragmented. I’m looking for a prayer.

We Have Been Blessed Far Beyond by Jane Austen –

We thank thee with all our hearts for every gracious dispensation, for all the blessings that have attended our lives, for every hour of safety, health, and peace, of domestic comfort and innocent enjoyment. We feel that we have been blessed far beyond anything that we have deserved; and though we cannot but pray for a continuance of all these mercies, we acknowledge our unworthiness of them and implore thee to pardon the presumption of our desires.

Keep us oh! Heavenly Father from evil this night. Bring us in safety to the beginning of another day and grant that we may rise again with every serious and religious feeling which now directs us.

May thy mercy be extended over all mankind, bringing the ignorant to the knowledge of thy truth, awakening the impenitent, touching the hardened. Look with compassion upon the afflicted of every condition, assuage the pangs of disease, comfort the broken in spirit.

May 26, 2010 Posted by | christian living, comfort, faith, God's love, prayer | , , | Leave a comment