I offered the reflection this past Tuesday. I publish some approximation of what I wanted to say. That is why it is all in caps - I was going to take it to the ambo with me, but in the end, I used short word notes so that I would speak and not read. For some reason, Word won't let me change the font and I don't have time to fool around with it today.
In any case, this is close enough to what I said. I wasn't going to publish it but many people (thank you all) have asked and I was also inspired by Jane's post on Taize prayer in her community.
I will also add that I have a pastor who invites others to share their thoughts. I will also add that I work for another pastor who encourages and helps me always in my writing and reflecting. They are amazing men and I am deeply grateful to have them in my life.
“PRAYER KNOCKS AT THE DOOR, FASTING OBTAINS, MERCY RECEIVES. PRAYER, MERCY AND FASTING: THESE THREE ARE ONE, AND THEY GIVE LIFE TO EACH OTHER.”