Tag Archives: prayer

2020: No Basta Rezar

If you looked at my list of top artists in 2019, Spotify would tell you that I am a millennial who enjoys “old” music. Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and Peter, Paul, and Mary took the lead in the list of … Continue reading

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Reaching Back to Find My Way Foward

I wouldn’t be who I am today Or, where I am today If, when I was 19 years old, I hadn’t stumbled upon the book Raids on the Unspeakable by Thomas Merton. I can no longer find it on my bookshelf, but … Continue reading

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Finding My Way…

     I am sitting at my desk today feeling buffeted by Friday’s inauguration and Saturday’s marches.  Opposing words, opposing visions, opposing passions.  I am aware that, while I have a clear preference, my reality does not align completely with … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2016

May we find ways to say Thank you not just with our lips, but also with our lives. Paul Alcorn is the pastor of Bedford Presbyterian Church in Bedford Village, NY.

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Walking Meditation: Walk a Labyrinth

Matthew 6:26-29 “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And which of … Continue reading

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Praying with Deep Roots

On Saturday, Will and I brought a couple out of town friends apple picking in Warwick, NY.  I’ve known Warwick for a long time but I hadn’t been there in years.  I grew up attending Camps Farthest Out (CFO), a … Continue reading

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Time to Be Still

I live in New York City; not a great place to be if one’s in search of solemnity. That’s a problem, at least for me, because I find it hard to pray when I’m in constant flux or motion. For … Continue reading

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