in 1 Peter 4 we see four clear attributes of healthy church life: “Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace […]
Have you ever felt like you or your prayers are tiny and ineffective? If so you are probably joining a vast and uncountable club. However, Josh Moody in his excellent book Journey to Joy (the Psalms of Ascent) tells of an African Proverb that says: “try spending the night in a closed room with a […]
The following is a stunning poem by George Herbert (1593-1633) on prayer: Prayer the Churches banquet, Angels age, Gods breath in man returning to his birth, The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage, The Christian plummet sounding heav’n and earth;
The following prayer is from The Valley of Vision (a collection of puritan prayers and devotions). What a prayer!
This is a great article by Sam Storms on a subject which often gets ‘squiffy’: http://www.samstorms.com/enjoying-god-blog/post/is-it-possible-to-repent-for-the-sins-of-others