“Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits” (Psalm 103:2) Eugene Peterson, writing about this verse says “Forgetfulness atrophies [wastes away] the muscles of praise and leaves them flabby and passive.” Forgetfulness, for the Christian, is similar to me not lacing up my running shoes. The effects may not be seen straight away, but the inevitable creep of flabbiness and lethargy will eventually become … Continue reading A Prayer for the Spiritual Flabby
This prayer was first published on our church website here HERE IS A PRAYER IF YOU ARE FEELING PARCHED BY THIS CURRENT PANDEMIC: Sovereign Lord, with parched hearts, caused by the disruptive effects of this pandemic, we turn our eyes to you and pray. We long for the days when hands can be shaken, hugs can be administered, coffee cups can be slurped (and on occasions, … Continue reading Feeling Parched?
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; – Phil 3:20 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul. – 1 Peter 2:11 Today as opened my increasingly dogeared copy of ‘The Valley of Vision’, I read these prayerful words: Lord … Continue reading Pilgrims
The following is part of a prayer in ‘The Valley of Vision’ (a collection of Puritan prayers and devotions) titled ‘Sincerity’. It is a beautiful prayer to start the day with. “May nothing render me forgetful of they glory, or turn me aside from they commands, or shake my confidence in they promises, or offend they children. Let not my temporal occupations injure my … Continue reading A prayer for today: Let me abide in thee
A brutally honest prayer, that leads us to greater dependency and security in the arms of “Abba” (Father God): “Dear Abba, Rather than a life of faith I seem to be living a life of contingencies. Rather than an open-armed yes! I’ve got an anxious brow and nervous hands and a mouthful of what ifs? I truly am a prodigal, demanding my cake and eating … Continue reading A brutally honest prayer to a gloriously gracious God.