Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"The Liturgy of Espresso"

Hat to to from the Jesus Creed for putting me onto this one!

Billy Kangas, has put together a "liturgy of Espresso", this will be nice if I can integrate this into my already regular drinking practices... 

The Liturgy of Espresso
This cycle of Blessings and meditations can be done alone or with a group. If done in a group there should be a leader and an assistant. The leader says the prayers while the assistant reads the passages of scripture. The ╬ marks places where the sign of the cross can be made. Prayers can be chanted, or read aloud in a group. The group can be divided and take turns saying the prayers if you so desire.

coffee, grinder, espresso machine, pitcher of water, pitcher of milk
(if you don't have an espresso machine try to get a hold of a device that can steam milk, and a way to brew a cup of coffee)

Opening Meditation:
If you present a grain offering to the Lord from the first portion of your harvest, bring fresh grain that is coarsely ground and roasted on a fire. - Leviticus 2:14 (NLT)

Introductory Rites:

Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer;
-answer me, for I need your help. (Psalm 86:1 NLT)

Glory be to the Father and to the son and to the Holy Spirit ( ╬ )
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen

Collect of Blessing
Heavenly Father, author of all life, as we prepare to transform these substances transform our hearts that these humble means may be used to honor Your Son, with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit One God forever and ever. Amen

Blessing of The Milk (Meditation on the Father)
lift up the pitcher of milk

Blessed are You, LORD our God, King of the Universe, who brings us into the land flowing with milk and honey. By your word we receive every good thing. May we always recognize the richness of your blessings.

Let us praise God with this image of nurture. Our God promises that he will remember his people more then a mother who nurses her child. May this milk remind us that God is faithful, even when we are faithless.
Read Hosea 11: 1-4 if there is time

I suggest you read of his blog and use the rest. 

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