Category Archives: Devotionals

Honoring Water (Day 40)

July 11, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Starter Prayer: Deep peace of the running wave to you, of water flowing, rising and falling, sometimes advancing, sometimes receding. May the stream of your life flow unimpeded! Deep peace of the running wave to you! (Celtic Prayer) Focus Phrase: Honoring Water Scripture Reading: Psalm 77:16-19 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 140c-141a […]

Above, Around, Center (Day 42)

July 11, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Happy Sunday, Fellow Travelers: Today we finish our Summer Prayer Journey. Ask nothing of yourself today except to love God, love yourself and love your neighbor. Know that even when you are not producing, not hustling, not even trying to be good, God is always on your side— not only in Spirit, but in your […]

Honoring Earth (Day 41)

July 11, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Starter Prayer: Deep peace of the quiet earth to you, who herself unmoving, harbors the movements and facilitates the life of the ten thousand creatures, while resting contented, stable, tranquil. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you! (Celtic Prayer) Focus Phrase: Honoring Earth Scripture Reading: Psalm 33; Exodus 3:5 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth […]

Honoring Fire (Day 39)

July 11, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Deep peace of the shining stars to you, which stay invisible till darkness falls and discloses their pure and shining presence beaming down in compassion on our turning world. (Celtic Prayer) Focus Phrase: Honoring Fire Scripture Reading: Psalm 18:28; John 8:12 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 140b (Conclusion, Section: […]

Honoring Wind (Day 38)

July 11, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Starter Prayer: Deep peace of the flowing air to you, which fans your face on a sultry day, the air which you breathe deeply, rhythmically, which imparts to you energy, consciousness, life. Deep peace of the flowing air to you! Focus Phrase: Honoring the Wind Scripture Reading: Psalm 104:3-4 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and […]

Building an Altar (Day 37)

July 11, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Starter Prayer: Lord Jesus, our Light of the World: Thank you for opening my eyes to new wonders and new ways of praying. Help me discover new rituals that make me happy in this season of my life. Amen Focus Phrase: Rituals of Our Own Scripture Reading: Psalm 104; John 1:1-14 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, […]

Reflections (Day 36)

July 11, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Lord Jesus, our Light of the World: Thank you for opening my eyes to new wonders and new ways of praying. I receive your wisdom and freedom with Joy. Amen Focus Phrase: An Altar Scripture Reading: Psalm 104; John 1:1-14 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 137-139a  (Conclusion, first quotes […]

Blessings of Earth (Day 35)

July 11, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Happy Sunday, Fellow Travelers: Today we practice receiving God’s blessing through the abundant gifts of the earth. Ask nothing of yourself today except to love God, love yourself and love your neighbor. Know that even when you are not producing, not hustling, not even trying to be good, God is always on your side– not […]

Earthiness and Communion (Day 33)

July 03, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Spirit of Christ, rising in me like Bread! Knead me into the shape you desire for my life. And allow me to be nourishment for others. Amen Focus Phrase: Feast Scripture Reading: Psalm 34:8; John 6:35 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 120b-129a  (Chapter Three: Sister Earth, Sections: Feasting and […]

Sacred Garden (Day 32)

July 03, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Creator God, a True Gardener: take me on a seeing tour of the garden of my soul. Show me hidden things I need to see for encouragement, enjoyment and health. Focus Phrase: Sacred Garden Scripture Reading: Genesis 2:8; Isaiah 58:11 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 116b-120a  (Chapter Three: Sister […]