The Religion Network
to inspire...to create community...
WELCOME! I'm Lisa Bowman.
The Religion Network is an interfaith
website. Faith is a precious gift that
blesses. However you worship, I hope this site
enhances your journey.
Please check in daily for a moment or
two of inspiration. Become part of the
community by contributing a prayer or a
story of your faith journey. Let us meet
here and build a spiritual network.
If you'd like to know my personal story,
click on biography.
At the top of the Home Page:
--A prayer for protection: St. Augustine
Midway down the page:
--Hebrews 13:5--'I will not leave you'
--The Religion Network Giftshop
--Speakpage & Archives
--Ask Rabbi Mentz
For Prayer Warriors who scroll down:
--Jesus calms the sea
--Rebbe Schneerson--'G-d will protect you.'
And the Last Word: 'Lord, save me!'
The Prayer Circle:
You are invited to share your prayers.
Let us pray for each other.
Just click on these links:
---Add a Prayer ---View Current Prayers
Be a subscriber
The Religion Network
and receive free
Enter your email
areas" on the rabbi's
for comments, stories and
And now the Last Word:
Since God offers to manage our affairs for us, let us once and for all hand them over
to His infinite wisdom, in order to occupy ourselves only with Himself and what belongs
--Jean Pierre. de Caussade (1675-1751)
Andrei Rublev painted this gentle icon of the Holy
Trinity circa 1425. He uses the Trinity to explain the
mystery of the three angels who appear to Abraham
at the Oak of Mamre and announce the birth of Issac
in Genesis 18. The love and connectedness of the
three 'angels' is clearly expressed in the similarity
of their faces and the way their body language refers
one to the other. As in any icon, each color, item and
gesture is highly significant and meant to be read
almost like a text. Here, however, we are presenting
the more mysterious, metaphysical meaning of this
precious Russian icon. --Lisa Bowman
all true knowledge descends into the
heart. The Russian mystics describe
prayer as descending with the mind
into the heart and standing there in
the presence of God. Prayer takes
place where heart speaks to heart,
that is, where the heart of God is united
with the heart that prays. Thus knowing
God becomes loving God, just as being
known by God is being loved by God.'
by Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932-1996)