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Little Bible Prayers

Some years ago, the priest at a nearby chapel expressed a special love for Scripture. One lesson he often worked in was how the bible is full of little prayers. Consider starting a collection of your own favorite little bible prayers.

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King David’s Poetic Prayers

“This I know: God is on my side.” —Psalm 56:10b. Turn to the Book of Psalms in your Bible. Read one with heart and let the words help you to feel God’s presence.

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Martha Served Again

“They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served” (Jn 12:2a). I had always sort of assumed that Martha learned a lesson about letting go of housework after her complaint to Jesus about Mary not helping out (Lk 10:38-42).

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St. Andrew’s Prayer

I can relate to St. Andrew—when the huge crowd of people had gathered, and there was nothing but a few fish and loaves of bread to be found, he fretted.

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Slices of Solitude

In my mind, Jesus was a very busy guy. I think of his many, many stories of preaching, traveling, healing; it seems that people were constantly nearby—listening, asking questions, begging for a miracle.

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