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ADVENT is an anticipatory season full of music. Here are three poems that capture or express some of the hopefulness and vision that can be found in the longing songs of Advent.
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 . . .
A curated collection of worship lectionary-based resources for the Second Sunday of Advent this year.
Advent is a season of waiting. As Marian’s prayer suggests, waiting can be an active process that ends in perfection.
Featuring Maureen Howell, playing “Now Thank We All Our God,” and the rascally wisdom of one 3rd-grade chorister.
A resource of thematic hymns, anthems, prayers, liturgies and quotes.
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.
A resource of thematic prayers, liturgies and quotes.
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...
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.
This reflective and tasteful setting of “Morning Has Broken,” in a jazz-styled arrangement gives the sense of looking with equal contentment upon the day completed and the day to come.
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...
Warren Howell curates a collection of lectionary-based worship resources at Faithelement. Find prayers, litanies, hymn and anthem suggestions, and more.