World Watch

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

Are we praying through rose-coloured lenses?

War has always been a truly terrible thing. But, for thousands of years, its horrors were kept somewhat limited to the regions in which it was being waged. This is no longer the case: today, we have only to click a button, and its dreadful realities are right there in... read more

Praying with Jesus beneath the Olive Trees of Gethsemane

Like millions before and since, I have visited the olive trees of Gethsemane, a place made holy by the intensity of Jesus’s suffering as He watched and prayed there on the eve of His passion. Almost all of us who are reading this are those whom the Scriptures... read more

Türkiye is threatening to attack Kurdish-led groups in Syria – and why it is important to be praying into this

President Erdogan claims that these threats, together with some preliminary airstrikes are legitimate in the light of the recent terrorist blast in Istanbul. Behind the scenes, of course, he is keenly aware that a distracted Russia is no longer in a position to... read more

Putin has launched more than just an invasion of its neighbour: it amounts to nothing less than a hybrid world war

It really seems as though there are no limits to which Vladimir Putin is not prepared to go in seeking to establish the supremacy of Russia over the West. Major efforts are being spent seeking to expand the war beyond Ukraine by making weapons of both food and energy... read more

This is a seriously historic moment as NATO begins to flex its muscles

So many important things are happening across the face of the Earth on so many different levels! I have sought to outline some of them in this edition, with particular reference to geo-political and military situations, America, climate matters – and the way in which... read more