The Bishop’s Blog

An Invitation to Join Us in Holy Week
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An Invitation to Join Us in Holy Week
Bishop Alex Cameron Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 12:26pm
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"The celebration of Easter is robbed of something if we do not take the opportunity to enter into lament... I want to invite us all, particularly during Holy Week, to gather and pray together as we observe and walk with Jesus through his betrayal and death, into the joy of the resurrection."

How to Approach Intercessory Prayer

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Bishop Alex on How to Approach Intercessory Prayer
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“It is my conviction that when we ask things of God, God acts. God hears. Jesus told us, 'Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find.' Our anticipation as we pray is to a God who is hearing us, who wants to come to us, who wants to respond. Will he always respond in the way we specifically ask? Why, no. But it is my conviction that he is always responding.” 

Two Enemies of Listening in Prayer
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Bishop Alex on Two Enemies of Prayer
Bishop Alex Cameron Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 4:13pm
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"If prayer is a conversation and not a monologue, how is it that I listen? How do I hear from God?” 
Types of Prayer and How Delight in the Lord Might Improve Our Health
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Types of Prayer and How Delight in the Lord Might Improve Our Health
Bishop Alex Cameron Wednesday, March 08, 2023 - 2:15pm
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“Awe is a pathway to physical and mental health.” 

Bishop Alex continues his series on prayer with a video about various types of prayer and how being in a state of awe and worship might lead us to better physical and mental health. Which type of prayer could you use more of in your daily time with God?

 

Reflections on the Start of Lent

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Collect for Ash Wednesday
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So it’s Lent. And what is Lent, anyway? We might perhaps think of it as that annual morose and mopey time of year, marked by giving up some treasured food or habit, that engenders a sense of holy deprivation which is supposed to be good for us. But neither moping nor deprivation is the point, nor the true value.

Q&A with the Bishop: Making Room for Prayer
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Diocesan Commu… Friday, February 17, 2023 - 10:00am
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As a follow up to Bishop Alex's recent blog series on daily prayer, we asked him how he recommends creating space in our busy lives to pray each day and what to do when our devotion time starts to feel like a burden. Watch on our YouTube channel below.

 

Earthquake Relief for Turkey and Syria
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Earthquake in Turkey and Syria
Bishop Alex Cameron Friday, February 10, 2023 - 8:31am
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As many of you will already know, earlier this week a severe earthquake struck southeast Turkey, killing thousands of people and devastating a large portion of Turkey and northern Syria. This earthquake was followed by a second earthquake nine hours later, and several aftershocks. 

Do I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins?

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I believe in the forgiveness of sins.
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The other day I was praying Morning Prayer and came to the recitation of the Apostles’ Creed. As is often the case with those regular and well-known words, something jumped out at me: “I believe… in the forgiveness of sins.”

But do I? So many of us assent to this verbally but live something very different practically

How Can I Hear from the Lord?  

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A corner for prayer at the diocesan office
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A couple of weeks ago I encouraged us to approach this new year with the attitude, “Speak, Lord, for your servant hears.” That all sounds great, you might think, but how do I listen? How do I hear from the Lord? For that, there is a central source and a necessary attitude or habit.