Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Adoramus Te

Murray downloaded some new music for me, I asked for instrumental or classical. I have a new favorite, Adormamus Te by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1526 - 1594).

Then I found words by Saint Francis, who acually wrote them before the music. Not sure how the two go together or if they even do? What I have gathered is both St. Francis and Patestrina had hearts to worship God.

Shortly before his death in October of 1226, St. Francis wrote his Testament which contained his last thoughts concerning the order he founded. In it he urged his followers to remain faithful to the rules of the order and the prayer below is taken from this work. This prayer by St. Francis was inspired by the Antiphon: Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus tibi; quia per sanctam Crucem tuam redemisti mundi, which was part of the Liturgy for Good Friday. This Antiphon has a long and venerable history as a prayer in and of itself. Pope St. Gregory the Great recommended it (Liber Responsalis, PL 78, 805) as did the monk Arnulphe (Documenta Vitae Religiosae, PL 184, 1177).

We Adore Thee (Adoramus Te)

We adore Thee, most holy Lord Jesus Christ, here and in all Thy churches that are in the whole world, and we bless Thee; because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the World. Amen.

Adoramus te, sanctissime Domine Iesu Christe, hic et ad omnes Ecclesias tuas, quae sunt in toto mundo, et benedicimus tibi; quia per sanctam Crucem tuam redemisti mundum. Amen.

Sorry for not posting in such along time, but taking on a full time job for December cut down time spent on the pc.

Still walking and praying however! Walking to work on the 24 was glorious. It was 9 in the morning, it was minus 6 outside, the sun was shining, the birds were singing, and people were just starting to wake up. God has been very good to my family this year.

I adore thee Lord Jesus.


Monday, December 12, 2005

For Mari

Acronym for Prayer

P - Praise/Petition
R - Repentance/Rejoice
A - Adoration
Y - Yahweh(Genesis)/Yoke(Matt. 11:28)
E - Evaluate/embrace
R - Reverence

Every book in God's word is a prayer manual.
Be led by the Holy Spirit, drawing on God's creativeness and uniqueness.
There are many tools for prayer, but let's use Ephesians to weave through the thoughts on prayer walking.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Wondrous Cross

Thoughts from when I survey the Wondrous Cross.

Where such love and sorrow meet.
Pour content on all my pride.
Love so amazing so divine.
Love demands my soul…
Love demands my soul…
Love demands my soul…
My life, my all.

Jesus, life is hard, but you show the way daily.  You gave the greatest gift to mankind your life.  Forgive me when pride exalts it’s self.  Forgive me when love does not reign in my life.  Forgive me when I do not seek you first.  Forgive me dear Lord.  Take me I pray to the place where love and sorrow meet.  Jesus thank you for hope today.  Amen.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Something New from Japan

Seven Prayerwalking Skills - Victor Morrison

1. Conversational Prayer—praying with others. This type of prayer involves learning to make prayer together with a partner a natural flow of intercession. Build upon what was just said. Be brief. Avoid praying long prayers.
2. Responsive Prayer—praying for what you see. As you walk just allow what you see with your eyes and hear with your ears to give you ideas for praying for that home or on that street.
3. Biblical Prayer—praying with God’s Word. Take a scripture guide or a small bible with you when you go, and glance at it from time to time praying various scriptures for the area.
4. Dynamic Prayer—praying with God’s Spirit. As you walk and pray with an open heart toward God, the Spirit of God may occasionally impress a certain burden upon your heart, or place a certain person or scripture into your mind.
5. Prophetic Prayer—praying blessings. This skill is offering up faith declarations on behalf of the future which are in line with God’s Word. “May this be a place of …”
6. Identificational Prayer—”entering a place of intercession”, as the famous prayer warrior named, Reece Howells used to say. This form of prayer involves mourning and grieving with those for whom we are praying. It is not praying down at them in pride, but praying with them in their pain.
7. Offered (or Contact) Prayer—praying with others. This may be a rare event, but from time to time, prayerwalkers are given the opportunity to stop prayerwalking and to say a brief prayer with a neighbor whom they meet along the way If this happens, avoid using difficult theological terms and just pray using simple words that everyone understands.

Thanks Victor for Sharing...