I am a retired minister from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) living in central Illinois. Since early in 1984, I have used the form I call Reflective Prayers as one way into my sense of the lectionary texts for a given Sunday or other worship occasion. I quickly found the form useful, indeed powerful for me, both in terms of searching the texts and searching me in resonance with the texts - spiritually, that is. The more mature of these have arrived through me over the last decade or so, the last 540 of which have been previously published with AuthorHouse.com. The practice with this form continues to be fertile for my spirit. I now live with my wife of fifty-three years, two dogs and a handful of cats in the quiet of an Illinois city.