FOUR THINGS TO PRAY FOR YOURSELF, AND OTHERS

To know Jesus more deeply As with many things, we learn how to pray by watching others and then having a go ourselves. Paul was a master in the art of praying, and his prayer for the Ephesian believers shows us how to pray strategically for ourselves, and others....

Surrender to love

Growing up as a boy, a highlight of my week came on Saturday when I went to watch sport on TV with a family friend, Mr Padgett. We had no TV, so this was a real treat. We watched horse racing, wrestling and got the football scores. Halfway through his wife would bring...

We fix our eyes on Jesus

The great Biblical antidote to the negative feelings created in us by winter lockdown is to fix our eyes on Jesus. It is to turn our thoughts towards him and, if we have lost connection with him through the challenges we face, to consciously bring ourselves back into...

You will be found

I really enjoy musical theatre, so last night’s Musicals: The Greatest Show on BBC1 was a real treat. One song stood out for me, a song I hadn’t heard before called ‘You Will Be Found’, from the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen.  It’s a song about loneliness, and the...

What have you lost?

It’s a scene that was played out so many times during my marriage. I would be scratching around trying to find something, and Evelyn would ask in her gentle, Scottish accent, ‘What have you lost?’ The answer would usually be something like my pen / car keys / glasses....

Being Brave?

Some time ago I was helping my grandson George into his car seat in the back of my car, when I accidentally banged his head. He started to cry. ‘Come on, George, be brave,’ I said. ‘But I don’t want to be brave,’ he replied. I guess we all know that feeling. Sometimes...