Clive Staple Lewis was (1898–1963) was one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century. After serving in W.W.I., he found himself an atheist. But after teaching for years at Oxford University, his intellectual curiosity moved him to faith. First he was a theist, but eventually he became a Christina in1931. Lewis is perhaps best known for his work, The Chronicles of Narnia, but, for Christians, his Mere Christianity, has become the text book for anyone who desired to ...
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the people I cannot change,
which is pretty much everyone,
since I’m clearly not you, God.
At least not the last time I checked.
And while you’re at it, God,
please give me the courage
to change what I need to change about myself,
which is frankly a lot, since, once again,
I’m not you, which means I’m not perfect.
It’s better for me to focus on changing myself
than to worry about changing other people,
who, as you’ll no
But God… We come to you in prayer, Almighty One. Chins on our chests, Eyes downcast, Timidness has tied our tongues. Our greatest fears remain unspoken, the risk too great! Even a whisper could be all it takes. The demons of doubt are eager to dance. But God, our silence cries out to you! Your Spirit translates our moans and groans into audible tones. Hear us now as we pray from the heart. (silent prayer) We know not what the future holds: Troubled times, broken relationships, ...