Prayer Focus for the Nations

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

Briefings for Intercessors: Undergirding prayer for key issues and moving in the flow of wider prayer

When we were moving from Chester to Ludlow in 1989, and packing a 7.5 ton van that we had hired, we will never forget Ruth, then aged four, solemnly bringing out a banana from the house and placing it in the van as her contribution! Given the scale of the ever rising... read more

Praying for the wild fires across the planet

‘I arise today Through the strength of heaven; Light of the sun, Splendour of fire,’ St Patrick declared, as part of his famous Lorica Prayer. Lorica means Breast plate or Body Armour: a prayer for protection that is often recited in order to call on the power of God... read more