Prayer is more than useful, it is home. In this Psalm, mediating on our troubled world drives us to seek wisdom from God. Wisdom, in turn, drives us to seek grace from God – that he would give us joy … Read more
Prayer and worship is a place where we gain understanding of God’s work in the world and we experience his hold on us – even when our hold on God is frail. Psalm 73 seems to be a song of … Read more
We have an ancient resource which can sustain us through lockdown, health struggles and fear. It is not therapy, thinking or the latest mindfulness apps but worship done well. David, in this Psalm teaches us how to enrich the worship … Read more
James concludes his letter with encouragements to prayer. Some turn inhis words into accusations that if we are not healed by prayer it is because we have unconfessed wrong in our lives or inadequate faith. This is to misunderstand what … Read more
Paul’s prayer for his own healing in 2 Corinthians 11 was given an unexpected, even an unwanted answer but it is a answer that takes us into the heart of the gospel of Jesus and the heart of our own … Read more
Research shows that the human mind is more attuned to take notice of bad news than good news and our culture uses this tuning to motivate us, discipline us and entertain us.
In Philippians 4, Paul writes about peace while … Read more
In this short series on prayer we consider how some Biblical personalities experienced answered prayer. In this talk we look at Jesus’ prayer for the future of the church in John 17 and learn while many think his prayer for … Read more