Category Archives: Prayer

Is it time to make God the focus of our prayer lives again?

I’ve had quite a stressful week and so I was looking forward to homegroup last night as an opportunity to share and to receive prayer. We had a great conversation about Mark 5 and part of our discussion was about the miracles … Continue reading

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Peace, Tranquility and Warning Signs

My family and I had a lovely day walking around Alton Water recently. On the far side of the reservoir I came across this beautiful spot and as I walked along, I thought about this beach being a wonderful place. I … Continue reading

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Shall we be Friends (Part 2)

If you missed it, you can quickly read the first part of this short parable here. Bill sat in his hotel room feeling lousy. He hadn’t talked to Pete for 3 years and life just wasn’t the same any more. … Continue reading

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Shall we be Friends?

Bill had always found it difficult to make friends, especially at school. He didn’t feel very clever and he wasn’t even good at sport, he felt like a nobody and it seemed like everyone treated him that way. Life had … Continue reading

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Hosanna Prayers: A Creative Prayer approach for Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday, the crowd went wild when Jesus rode into Jerusalem and they shouted Hosanna which means save. Often prayers in church are quiet and calm but Palm Sunday reminds us that a Prayer can be loud, emotional and … Continue reading

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The one about showing people how to find the way?

I had been in the hospital before with my son and had followed him to the correct department. Now I was back a few months later without him and unfortunately I couldn’t quite remember the way. Fortunately the receptionist told me … Continue reading

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The One Where My Daughter Left Me Speechless

So, we were discussing how to interpret a picture and I knew what I was expecting my daughter to say but her answer left me speechless. We sometimes use a creative form of prayer called ‘prayer pictures’ in church where we project … Continue reading

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The One About Star Prayers

We used a star prayer activity at church last week. Every person was given a paper star and we were all invited to write a prayer on each side of it On one side we were to write something about God, … Continue reading

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I am a priest so I’m afraid that I have to pray

I stood there in disbelief as I realized that he really had just said. ‘I am a priest so I’m afraid that I have to pray’. These words were spoken at the end of a talk given in a school assembly and I don’t … Continue reading

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Waiting for an Update?

‘Configuring Windows updates, Don’t turn off your computer’ is not a message that you want to see when you are in a rush and you need to take your laptop with you. I was on my way out to take my … Continue reading

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