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highway of saints

thoughts on worship through its hymns, prayers, & patterns
Wake Up!

Wake Up!

Wakeup to the poetry of Antonio Machado, with a short Advent devotional and a prayer. Advent, if it’s about anything, is about waking up. Being alert enough to welcome the Lord when he comes. He comes as a guest, as a traveler, a clerk, a mail carrier. He comes as a child, a refugee . . .

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One Thin Thread of Thanks

One Thin Thread of Thanks

If you have no other way to begin letting go of your worries, no other path for prayer, reach out to the thin thread of thanks. It’s connected on the other end to a loving listener. Hopefully, you’ll find strands of it close by . . . if you are paying attention.

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Evening Prayer on a Journey

Evening Prayer on a Journey

EVENING PRAYER ON A JOURNEY Lord of the voiceless, speak through us. Lord of the satisfied, disturb us. Lord of the sorrowful, console us. Lord of the powerful, humble us. Lord of the hungering, feed us. Lord of the confident, confound us. Lord of the questioning, ask...

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Loving Shepherd

Loving Shepherd

Here’s a lovely setting of a prayerful text inspired by Psalm 23 for 3-part treble voices by Bob Chilcott. Charlotte Children’s Choir,2002 featuring, Andrew Howell, Soloist. Sandy Holland, Director. Bill Gouge, Accompanist.

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World Communion Sunday . . . Potatoes?

World Communion Sunday . . . Potatoes?

In her 1942 book, How to Cook a Wolf, food writer MFK Fisher addressed humanity, hunger, and prayer in a chapter called “How to Pray For Peace.” As those were wartime years, American homes were making sacrifices, and thus, she offered a few thoughts on the humble and...

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worship resources

Warren Howell curates a collection of lectionary-based worship resources at Faithelement. Find prayers, litanies, hymn and anthem suggestions, and more.