Tag Archives: prayer of Jabez

Why we are the church

What are you looking for in life? What is your deepest hunger, your most pressing need, your most urgent question? What is it that, if it were offered to you, would make you willing to walk away from everything else you have in order to attain it? Is it security? A sanctuary from the assaults […]

Lord, teach us to pray

Just after the shootings in Orlando, Bishop Mark Webb called us to prayer. He didn’t need to do that; surely we’ve been praying hard. Like the proverbial widow at the door of the unjust judge, we’ve knocked on God’s door till our knuckles bleed, and the shootings continue. The challenge, I think, is not to […]