'Prayer' Tagged Posts

Embracing Anxiety amidst COVID-19

It is unbelievable how much the world has changed over the past few weeks. On February 11th, I had finalised arrangements for a July trip to New Zealand with my wife. On March 14th, we invited several friends over for fellowship and huddled up around the dining area for a lovely meal. On March 15th, I attended the same church which I have attended for the past 22 years, and had a wonderful time enjoying fellowship whilst learning about God’s…

Issue #88

On Wednesday morning I spoke to my mother for the first time in almost a week. She lives on the Central Coast and was suffering life without electricity and the telephone following the bad storms of last week. She shared with me how difficult it was living day after day without power. Once it became dark they could not see anything so they went to bed after dinner at 6.30pm! What joy it was for them when the light finally came on sometime on…

Issue #87

When I was working in the slums of Nairobi I witnessed many sad events. I met people who had nothing. Many suffered greatly. I often felt helpless as people came up to me seeking help. It was overwhelming. I remember crying out to the Lord and asking Him what I should do. His still quiet voice came to me one day when I was overwhelmed and said ‘Be like Jesus to them’. I was asked to love these people like…

Issue #86

At our weekly Tuesday morning prayer meetings I am staggered at how quickly the time passes. An hour in prayer seems just like a few minutes! I am also staggered by the love and faithfulness of our God. I stand amazed that He bothers to listen to the faltering words of a few people and, not only this, but amazingly answers these requests time and time again. Prayer is such a blessing yet I still find it difficult! Why is this? Why do I…

Issue #85

Today we start our new preaching and study series on the subject of prayer. It is fair to say that prayer is often a challenge for us all. I have been involved with the mission organization SIM for the past 20 years. Its motto is ‘By Prayer’. They realize that it is exceedingly difficult, if not impossible, to make advances for the Kingdom in difficult parts of the world without prayer. They take seriously the scripture, ‘Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders…