Category Archives: Prayer

Holding the High Watch

‘Holding the High Watch’ is the phrase Errol Roelofsz used to describe the job of the Prayer Chaplains at Unity San Francisco. It means that regardless of circumstances we stand with God, affirming the Truth that love and goodness are … Continue reading

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Relax: Let Go and Let God

Relaxation is how most traditional practices start. As you can see even our dog practices it. Yoga, most martial arts, meditation, prayer, are amongst those that start with relaxation. Yet at the same time in most advanced cultures, relaxation tends … Continue reading

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Praying for the Rogues

For those who pray, it is common to pray for our own needs and desires, as well as in gratitude for all we have in our lives. It is also common to pray for those we know, family, friends, and … Continue reading

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FAITH

When I write, what I end up with is usually quite different from where I started. After starting a couple of different themes, I decided this blog entry would be on my understanding of faith. Initially I wasn’t thinking of … Continue reading

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Spiritual Practice in Daily Life

For a spiritual practice to be substantial it must be more than reading ‘holy books’ or even praying, chanting or meditating. These may be necessary but unless we take the underlying values and perspectives that come from such teachings and … Continue reading

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Eyes Open & Shut- In Meditation & Life

From the Zen tradition, I learned to meditate leaving my eyes cracked open a little. Most other practices seem to be done with closed eyes. The Zen approach makes sense when you understand meditation as a practice in being fully … Continue reading

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God or Principle?

When I pray with people, I usually ask whom or what do they pray to; is It God, the Universe, Higher Power, Principle, Spirit or whatever? Actually the Prayer Chaplaincy training says to use your own terms, not the other’s. … Continue reading

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