Oremus – a class on prayer

These are a series of reflections that are part of the Oremus program. The focus of the program is prayer and the different ways to pray from standard rote prayer to lectio divina and contemplation.

Jesus in Gethsemane

Jeremiah 29:11-14 Oremus class

Jeremiah 29:11-14 This morning I started the reflections for a new Oremus study. Maggie, Barbara, Darla and I are watching the videos and following Fr.…

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Oremus Mark 10:46-52

Mark 10: 46-52 The story of blind Bartimaeus. I love this story about a blind man who hears that Jesus is passing by him, on…

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Oremus Isaiah 55

Isaiah 55 This is a long reading. The title of this chapter is “an invitation to grace”. God invites all of us to come to…

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Oremus Psalm 63

Psalm 63 “O God, you are my God whom I seek; for you my flesh pines and my soul thirsts like the earth, parched, lifeless…

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Romans 8:31-39 Oremus class

Romans 8:31-39  “If God is for us, who can be against us?….For I am certain that neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the…

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Romans 8:22-27 Oremus class

Romans 8:22-27 I read this in the Adoration Chapel during my regular hour. I couldn’t help but think how this coincided with the study of…

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John 15:1-17 Oremus class

John 15:1-17 “I am the vine, you are the branches.” So begins this long passage of Christ speaking with His disciples. It is a beautiful…

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Oremus Matthew 14:22-33

In this Scripture passage Matthew 14:22-33 we come on the scene after Jesus has fed the 5000. He sends the apostles away, across the sea…

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Oremus Luke 17:11-19

Luke 17:11-19 Jesus and his disciples are traveling to Jerusalem, perhaps for some Jewish feast day. They approach a village which is on the way,…

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Oremus John 3:22-30

John 3:22-30 In this passage we once again see John the Baptist. He is still drawing some to his baptism of repentance. But his disciples…

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Oremus John 20:19-29

Gospel of John 20:19-29 It is Easter Sunday. Peter and John have been to the tomb of Jesus. It was empty just as Mary Magdalen…

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Oremus Genesis chapter 1

Today’s reading was the first chapter in the book of Genesis. I read the chapter as suggested and saw words and phrases that I had…

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Oremus Dt:7:6-8

The reading today was from Deuteronomy, Chapter 7 verses 6-8. In this reading God is reminding the people that He has chosen them, not because…

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Oremus John 4:7-19

The reading today was from John, Chapter 4: 7-19. It is the story of the woman at the well. We studied this story last year…

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Oremus Psalm 23

I missed writing a reflection on Psalm 27 which was the 2nd reflection for the week. Psalm 23 The Lord is my Shepherd Words which…

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Oremus Isaiah 26:8-13

The reading today was from Isaiah, Chapter 26, verses 8 through 13.  At first this particular passage confused me. As I read in other Bibles,…

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Oremus Mark:10:46-52

The reflection yesterday was from Mark, Chapter 10:46-52 – the Healing of the Blind Bartimaeus.  I could totally immerse myself in this reading. I saw…

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Oremus Isaiah 43:1-7

The reflection today was from Isaiah chapter 43, verses 1 -7. I followed the instructions as far as reading the material. My strongest thought or…

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Oremus Matthew 11:28-29

First, a word about the class last evening. I was almost brought to tears. Fr. Mark said to us “what is the dearest desire of…

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Oremus Psalm 63 again

The reading today was Psalm 63 which I love and have read and studied before. Still its words speak to my heart, as I do…

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Oremus John 15:1-17

The reading for today was longer – John 15:1-17. This is a chapter in John which we studied last year and one for which I…

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Oremus Jeremiah 29:11-14

Jeremiah 29:11-14  “For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give…

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