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I'll bite. Craig! What's on your bookshelves? That's not books?


Ana, I always love your prayers. Feel free to let 'er rip whenever the Spirit moves. . .


I could really use an uplifting psalm or something.

On my reading pile - still reading soft fiction, nothing to brag about. I bought my dad "Freakonomics" for his birthday, and I'm trying to not look at it, dare I start reading.


Carin, what "soft fiction" are you reading?


Carin--Psalm 121

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills,
from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:
he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel
shall neither slumber nor sleep

The Lord is thy keeper:
the Lord is the shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil:
he shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve
thy going out and thy coming in,
from this time forth,
and even for evermore.



Be gentle when you touch Bread.
Let it not lie
Uncared for,
So often Bread
Is taken for granted.

Beauty of patient toil,
Wind and rain
Have caressed it.
Christ often blessed it.
Be gentle when you touch Bread.

Freda Elton Young




Psalm 121 is the one I was going to give Carin as well. When a friend of ours was having a devastating surgery (it was one of these "let us cripple you for life or die" things, like lying down in front of a truck to avoid having to lie down in front of a train) I kept Psalm 121 on the fridge and just kept saying it over and over.


This one from the Book of Common Prayer is also good. It's for the Absent.

O God, whose fatherly care reacheth to the uttermost parts of the earth: We humbly beseech thee graciously to behold and bless those whom we love, now absent from us. Defend them from all dangers of soul and body; and grant that both they and we, drawing nearer to thee, may be bound together by thy love in the communion of they Holy Spirit, and in the fellowship of thy saints.

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