Prayer Focus for the Nations

Praying for Italy

Italy has long been dear to my heart. It has a long and complex history, and has exercised enormous influence in the world, whether through the edicts of its empire-building Caesars, or the epistle that Paul wrote to its Kingdom-of-God-seeking believers. That seed of... read more

The ever-controversial matter of Israel

Recognising that it will be to the Mount of Olives and Jerusalem that Jesus returns – and that Israel is the only country in the world that the Lord specifically calls ‘His’ country (Deuteronomy 7:6, Amos 3:2 and in many other places) we can be sure that it will also... read more

A Heart Cry for Russia and Ukraine: A stunning documentary and still more stunning detective work

As things looked in 2015 From a prayer post I published nearly ten years ago: “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. But perhaps there is a key – that key is Russian national interest.”... read more

A people prepared for the Lord

`O LORD, You are my God! I will exalt You; I will praise Your name. For You have worked wonders – plans formed long ago – in perfect faithfulness. (Is. 25:1 BSB) What is it about Israel that causes so many to believe that both the land and the people are special in... read more

Aid for Ukraine

Ten years ago we featured the work of Bruce and Jo Pulman, a notionally retired couple, in serving the church in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda.* Since then they have been working flat out to deliver aid to Ukraine. Incredibly, they have completed... read more

From Gerard le Feuvre’s ministry: Be still . . . and pray for Ukraine

Over the past year we have a offered a variety of ways to pray for Ukraine. Here is a really precious initiative: a powerful five-minute film that Gerard le Feuvre released, followed by a reminder of the work of the Church in Kyiv, and then a precious opportunity to... read more