praying for the world

Our Prayer Must Be Expansive

by Melannie Svoboda SND on October 5, 2020

Good prayer is expansive. What do I mean by this? First, our prayer must be as wide as the world. No one is to be excluded from our prayer. I love the hymn that says, “There’s a wideness in God’s mercy like the wideness of the sea.” Can we say, there’s a wideness in our […]

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Praying beyond our Windows

by Melannie Svoboda SND on February 3, 2020

The Talmud says, “Never pray in a room without windows.” I don’t think we have to take this injunction literally. But I do think we must follow the deeper implication of these words and always pray expansively, that is, with the larger world in mind. In her book, The Breadth of the Soul: Reflections on […]

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