The trouble with short hymns and services

These shortened forms of hymnic versions of the Lord’s Prayer are symptomatic of our modern age, which is impatient with hymns longer than three or four stanzas and with services of worship that last longer than fifty-nine minutes. But worship and prayer require time if we are to become attuned to what we are doing…

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Praying the Catechism

The phrase "praying the Catechism" is at least as old as Luther's writings on the subject. I don't know if the following contribution to the subject is original, but I haven't come across it before. The Catechism (in the narrower sense: The Commandments, Creed and Lord's Prayer) can be prayed very simply and very quickly…