Wednesday, May 16, 2012


 My beloved favorite prayer book has been showing its use recently. You can see the progression here...
 Shiny and new in my room at Matt and Amy's in 2008. (Aw! Hi, Hannah as a toddler!)

 Senior year, at Honey Rock right after getting back from HNGR. Showing some scars.

 Small group retreat last year. Starting to look significantly worse for the wear.
(I did not chronicle this on purpose. It was just in random photos. I'm not that obsessed.)

Lately it had reached fairly tragic proportions!!

I frequently feel a desperate need to do something non-academic and physically beautiful after a week of textbooks (much as I do love them). So with an hour, some fabric scraps, silk ribbon, and good glue...


Holler! A bound book. It no longer falls apart when I try to read it... and it's pretty. (Theology side note, you don't have to have a pretty prayer book to pray. Or a prayer book at all, in fact.)

I am way over-excited about this. May have held it up to show my entire cohort before leading a devotional the other day.

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Human Needs Global Resources Covenant, 2009

As fellow travelers on this journey, we commit to this covenant before God. Lord, in Your mercy, hear these our prayers:

When confronted with scarcity, need, and inadequacy, may we be nourished by the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. Abundance overflows from Your table, sustaining all who come in faith. Father, help us.

When monotony blurs our vision and dulls our senses, may we encounter others as Christ did, through intentional presence in daily life, submitting as clay to be formed into vessels filled with the Spirit. Christ, guide us.

When wounded by the fractured condition of Your people, may we be united by Your Lordship in faith, hope, and love; seeing, as through the facets of a diamond, the beautiful spectrum of Your light reflected onto Your holy Church joined in praise. Spirit, empower us.

When all Creation groans, afflicted by injustice and driven to despair, may the promise of redemption root us in the hope of Your Kingdom: "Behold, I am making all things new!"

Holy Trinity, send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve You with gladness and singleness of heart.