Author: Fr. Rick Morley

a litany for father’s day

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Prayers of the People

You may use this Prayer, print it in your bulletin, adapt it as you’d like, etc. Please use common attribution. On this day when we remember fathers, let us offer our prayers to God, who has adopted us as sons and daughters through the waters of baptism. O God, you formed your son Adam from the dust of the ground, and breathed your holy breath into his lungs, giving us all the gift of life; […]

easter 7a: do it for the glory

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Gospels / Historical Books / Lectionary / Old Testament

I’m on the edge of glory And I’m hanging on a moment of truth Out on the edge of glory And I’m hanging on a moment with you – Edge of Glory, Lady Gaga In the fourth chapter of First Samuel Israel suffers a major defeat at the hands of the Philistines. Thousands are slaughtered. Israel is crippled. And the Ark of the Covenant, which had been carried onto the field of battle, was captured. […]

Book Review – Christ Alone: An Evangelical Response to Rob Bell’s Love Wins

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book review

First off, let me just say how thrilled I am that the church as a whole, and individual Christians of several stripes, are having the discussion of Matters Eternal. Whatever one may think of Love Wins or Wittmer's response Christ Alone, I think the fact that people who occupy both pulpits and pews are now talking passionately about salvation, and not just bedrooms, bodes well for the Faith.

a litany for Mother’s Day

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Prayers of the People

On this day when we remember our mothers, let us offer our prayers to Jesus, the son of Mary. Because on this earth we are all sons and daughters of Eve, let us pray for the whole world and the church universal, that we might behold each other as brothers and sisters. Lord in your mercy. Hear our Prayer. As Rebecca gave birth to Jacob, and in so doing she gave birth to a whole […]