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Rachel Anne
Making life better, one Small Thing at a time.
Interests: writing, painting, avoiding housework
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This week’s prayer is gorgeous in its simplicity: Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week's prayer: Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’ prayer is one I need daily: Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This blog post was originally published several years ago here at Home Sanctuary. For many years on this blog, I gave points for daily tasks...because hey, we do so many thankless, unnoticed jobs it was nice to get some actual... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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I’m late in posting this week, but this week’s prayer is a sweet one: O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer is full of good theology in just a couple of short sentences: Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer: Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer is powerful in its simplicity: Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer: Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of this redeeming work, and to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer: Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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I’ve missed posting prayers for a couple of weeks, but I’m back with a good one to pray and meditate on. This week’s prayer: Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer is one I’ve prayed a lot, but in a different style of words. Here is how the Book of Common Prayer puts it: O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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"Rachel Anne Ridge is a wonderful storyteller, and inspiring speaker. She brought a fresh perspective to our retreat weekend on living out our "purpose", while connecting with our women by getting to know them and their stories. Rachel's love for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer reveals the heart of what it looks like to be wholly devoted: O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer gives us plenty of food for meditation: Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer is both an “ask” and a “reminder:” O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer is incredibly timely for the things going on in our world today, and how we as Christians may engage them: Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer is a great reminder to think on God’s goodness: O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them;... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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Whoops, I'm late in posting this week...after missing LAST week at that. I am sorry! At any rate, this week's prayer gives me much to meditate on. I encourage you to pause after each phrase and sit with the words... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This Week’s Prayer Almighty God, On this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer: O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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On this Mother’s Day, wherever it might find you, may you feel loved. For the mom who is overwhelmed and tired, may you find a moment of joy. You deserve it. For the woman who misses her mom, may you... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer: O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people; Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Home Sanctuary