Micro pray-ers, mega outcomes

Prayer is too valuable to be driven by duty (“because I must”) or tied to mood (“if I feel like it”); it’s a grace and service of the heart. Three great motivations keep us growing as pray-ers: 1. The Lord enjoys it. 2. It deepens our enjoyment of him. 3. It’s our...

Beyond the Christmas shake

It was Christmas season and the prayer meeting in a friend’s home was about to start. But I was distracted. A picture had popped up on my mental screen: an ornament, a small glass ball containing a snowy landscape. When the ball was shaken, the white stuff swirled up...

Today’s favourite enjoyment

Responding to the Lord will be our supreme enjoyment forever. Our big challenge is to experience prayer as favourite enjoyment in the busyness and distractions of today. Unless we keep prayer in the framework of God’s constant presence, it’s easy to lose the ‘response...

More on the satisfying prayer meeting

The previous blog (What makes a satisfying prayer meeting?) touched on the importance of AGREEING with the Lord together. It’s much easier to grow agreement with each other in a prayer group when all present put high value on lining up with the Lord’s thoughts on...

Rain makes a difference

Monsoon season is here. Scenes of bare trees, sun-scorched hills and dry rice-lands are gone. The landscape is a lush green. The heat hasn’t changed much and humidity is up, but the green world looks cooler. Nature’s fresh beauty is testifying to the difference the...