PRAY

A Franciscan Prayer

May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart. May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so... read more

Reflections and music as a prelude to praying for Israel in Lockdown

Today is Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. What a wonderful word that is, when God and man humankind are reconciled through the sacrificial death of Yeshua. We would highly commend the excellent prayer guide that CMJ released to pray through the Days of Awe, the days... read more

Praying wider in the Spirit

Yesterday morning after watching the news I was reflecting on just how many massive topics there are for prayer across so many issues and nations. The challenge is to stir our spirits up on behalf of the people and matters the Lord lays on our heart, without feeling... read more

Speak up and judge fairly (Change our hearts to match Yours Lord)

Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy, and of those who are being crushed and oppressed. (Prov. 31:5,8-9) A century since the changes Frank helped to bring about to prevent slavery from being reintroduced to East Africa, and longer still... read more

The Spirit of Protest: a ‘Nelson Mandela moment’?

Do not be angry, O LORD, beyond measure; do not remember our iniquity forever. Oh, look upon us, we pray; we are all Your people! Your holy cities have become a wilderness; Zion has become a wasteland, Jerusalem a desolation. Our holy and beautiful temple, where our... read more

A prayer for these ‘circumscribed’ times

The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. (Deut. 30:6) We are used to associating the word ‘circumscribe’ with restricting or constricting, and we... read more