Welcome to the Grace Prayer Network, and to GPN’s third life.
In the beginning, my friend Lucinda Cobb had the brilliant idea of sending out a daily email with spiritual content to her friends at Grace Episcopal Church in Kirkwood, Missouri. After a time the 7/52/365 schedule got to be a burden, and GPN was reborn as a weekly meditation on the Sunday lectionary. I ran it, and a number of dedicated volunteers wrote for it as well.
This iteration is the Grace Prayer Network as website, with meditations posted here and via email, as they hit me and other writers.
Grace Prayer Network is by and for people who are trying to make sense of life in a Christian context. (We find that maintaining a healthy sense of humor helps.) The editor and most of the contributors are members of the Anglican tradition, but all are welcome here. We hope you’ll find something of interest in these pages.
About registration: We regret that, at present, attacks by wannabe-spammers have caused us to close off open registration – but we’d still love to have you as a user. Please write to graceprayernet at aol dot com, and we’ll sign you up.
We welcome new contributors! Please write to us at GracePrayerNet at aol dot com to find out how.
(All thanks to Rose the multiply gifted, who created this site.)
— Sarah Bryan Miller
About Sarah Bryan Miller
Grace Prayer Network’s administrator, editor-in-chief, principal writer, researcher, secretary, tech support and janitor is Sarah Bryan Miller, a fan of good music, good sermons and good liturgy who spent many of her formative years up in the choirloft of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church in Mission, Kansas.
A former Chicago-based professional mezzo-soprano, Bryan has been the classical music critic of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch since September 1998. (For more on that aspect of her work, visit the Post-Dispatch website at stltoday.com.)
Bryan is a parishioner at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in the St. Louis suburb of Ladue, and a licensed lay preacher in the Diocese of Missouri. She is a graduate of the Episcopal School for Ministry in St. Louis, and a sometime online student at Church Divinity School of the Pacific.
Bryan writes frequently for the Episcopal Church publishing house Forward Movement, and has been a contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Reader, Opera News, and many other publications. She is the mother of two daughters, and assists a brace of cats in their endeavors in her home in west St. Louis County, Missouri.
About Margaret Z. Wilkins
Margaret Wilkins is a freelance writer and researcher. A degree in classics led to nothing very classical, but instead to a variety of jobs including organising volunteers for a charity and being half of a secondhand book business. She and her husband, George Chryssides, live in Walsall, in the English Midlands, with their four cats, and are active members of Lichfield Cathedral.
The fine print
…or what would be the fine print, if we used more than one font size:
Grace Prayer Network is a ministry of St. Peter’s Church, St. Louis, Missouri. To subscribe to these meditations in email form, write to graceprayernet at aol dot com. We welcome new contributors; for information on how to go about becoming one, please contact the editor at graceprayernet at aol dot com. All opinions expressed are those of their authors only, and do not necessarily represent the views of the clergy, wardens, and vestry of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church or of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. All contents © 2009-2015 Grace Prayer Network