The Spiritual Landscape of Britain and praying for the General Election

As you will long since have realised, articles in the Malvern Mashals alternate between personal, intercessory, teaching and devotional material – all liberally interspersed with beautiful music. We are well aware that whilst some people are attracted by articles... read more

Praying for the media in a post-truth era

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who... read more

Strategic Prayer

Many of us might not describe our main calling as being that of the intercessor, but I believe that almost all of us have more slack to take up in prayer than we perhaps realise. I have a passionate desire in this edition to steer us towards the concept of praying at... read more

A simple story to illustrate praying at a strategic level

After so much talk about North Korea and America, let’s bring the concept of strategic prayer closer to home! The truth is that the Lord adds to, and even multiplies, whatever we give Him. We frequently do not know what we are sowing, or how He will use our efforts to... read more

Lovers of Truth and the Rise of “Clickbaits”

“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). So many people nowadays garner their understanding about world events primarily from sources such... read more

How reporting has changed on the Internet

I happened to tune in on Al Jazeera’s Listening Post last week, just as an interview with Hossein Derakhshan was beginning. Hossein became well known as the blogger who dared to speak out what others were to afraid to say about what was happening in Iran. After six... read more