Have you ever noticed that in the Lords Prayer, Jesus doesn’t invite us to pray for my daily needs but rather ours. Before dismissed as ‘symantics’ or word games, consider this story from Mother Teresa: “I will never forget the night an old gentleman came to our house and said that there was a family […]
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