Prayer Focus for the Nations

Prayer for the Election

When the election date was announced, a friend found herself feeling sad that it was going to take place during Advent, which should be all about Jesus rather than politicians! But Jesus was born during a time of political unrest and, the Roman census, which is not... read more

Brexit Matters (2)

A prayer for our times Father, in both Parliament and our national outlook, we have reached new depths of self-absorption and unhealthy insularity. Forgive us that we are trading insults between political Parties and even within the same Party instead of nurturing... read more

Brexit Matters (1) A people who will ‘serve His purpose in this generation’

The Parliamentary Easter recess that followed many weeks of intense debate about Brexit seems a long time ago now. I remember writing then that it was a far from comforting thought that there were doubtless many more rounds to come in the Brexit saga. It called for... read more

Brexit Matters

The bell is ‘tinging’ loudly with regard to the Brexit process The Proto-Germanic word þingą (with þ being pronounced ‘th’) meant “appointed time.” The word ‘thing’ (tyn, ting or din in Old Norse) was used to indicate assemblies in Viking territories – the prototype... read more

Heightened tension in the Middle East

Praying for the Middle East I woke this morning praying for people on oil tankers and warships in the Gulf who are likely to be feeling decidedly jittery as tensions continue to escalate in the region. It is a good time to explore more of the background to the... read more

Inside Venezuela – cry out for this country

Out of sight is so easily out of mind – and those presiding over humanitarian disasters often prefer that intense suffering should be kept out of sight. Praise God for the courage, skill and persistence of journalists like Alex Crawford and Stuart Ramsey who have done... read more