When offering prayers in public to a diverse gathering, one must distinguish between educating about different faith traditions
Many people who share a bed pray at bed time. Some do it privately and often silently; it's a relationship between them and
I never really noticed just how large of a chasm exists between the general Catholic approach to religion and that of most protestants--from clerics to laity--until I had embarked on a month-long bike ride.
Neither one of us are particularly religious, this tattoo and I. We are decided works in progress -- raw still, easily irritated, gloriously incomplete. Both of us. Lumped together like that, our flaws made us a perfect match for one another as well as for our makers.
I cannot recall exactly when the idea of prayer began to change radically in my own life. Prayer, for me, used to stand as something separate from other parts of my life. But I have come to learn that real prayer is not so much talking to God as just sharing God's presence.
That customer, Jordan Smith, told HLN she was surprised by the price cut. Mary’s Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
What's wrong with our prayers? Here's what's wrong... what we often call prayer isn't prayer at all.
To those in the minority, the exact group the separation of church and state was meant to protect, being required by our government to be subject to prayers to a God and faith in which they don't believe will never just feel ceremonial. Never.
For some of us, the more mature we become, the more we are able to see the perfection of our mother's love. But our mom was out of the ordinary. Not just because she was ours, but because she overcame all the odds against her.