Tuesday, August 26, 2014

An Ancient Prayer Saved My Faith

From Patheos-

An ancient prayer saved my faith.

A friend in college had invited me to attend a nearby Episcopal church. It was a disorienting place with its vaulted ceilings, stone columns, and ornate stained glass. Even more so were all the books I had to keep up with, the strange customs, and the weirdly dressed parade that began the service.
It was strange. And beautiful.

Then the priest began the service, and the opening prayer he said was unlike any opening prayer I’d ever heard.

Unlike any prayer at all.

He said what I later came to know as the Collect for Purity.

Read more:


No comments: