Mind the gap

Most of us believe the right things about prayer, but our score in doing it isn’t great. Unfortunately we can become so accustomed to it that we no longer mind the gap. The space between prayer beliefs and practice is unlikely to disappear completely, but learning...

Perfectly prayed for!

His peaceful life was broken by a violent storm that swept away all that he loved and valued. Job had no idea that he was at the centre of a satanic challenge to God’s honour, and of the far-reaching consequences of his journey through the storm. In pain and grief,...

Power to GRASP

Empowered: the Lord enabling us to do, say or be something beyond our own ability in order to draw attention to his glory. When the subject of God doing supernatural things in and through us comes up, the focus is usually on power for miraculous signs and wonders, or...

Prayer bonding – the missing ‘something’

It happened years ago, but it’s etched in my memory. I peddled through the waking market area to the church’s small meeting room on the edge of town. The pedicab outside meant Mr Praise was already there. We started praying. Our focus: the provincial town that had...

Can we ask WHATEVER we wish?

In the post, Venture beyond the shoreline I wrote about shaping our asking to match the extraordinary answers needed; asking “for the big and impossible when those are the kinds of answers needed to make a difference.” Someone asked: How big is our asking license? Are...

Prayer and the Oil of Joy

No-one has more reasons to be glad than the followers of Jesus. Rejoicing in the Lord is not a bubbly feeling or good mood; it’s a response to what the Lord says is true. We choose to step into his constant celebration of who he is. I have no idea what the Father’s...