PRAY

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

Psalm 91

The best form of prayer is always two-way conversation, dialogue rather than monologue, and at this time when coronavirus is raging and the whole world is having to come to terms with a new and invisible enemy – how grateful we are that the Lord continues to hear our... read more

Standing between the living and the dead

On March 23rd 1941, the King called millions to a Day of Prayer for the Nation and the Commonwealth – and we know that the Lord heard the cry that rose from the country, notwithstanding the years of suffering that were still to come. His ear is every bit as attentive... read more