A nation divided

There is an old story of a surgeon, an architect and a politician arguing about who was in the oldest profession. The doctor said it must be him because a surgical operation would have been required on Adam to remove a rib for Eve.  ‘Ah’ exclaimed the architect, ‘but before that, an architect created order out [...]

Silence

Silence   O God of peace, in the quiet room and the few words, you know the deep needs of our hearts and the ache of our longing. In the silence sit with us until we know we are heard and can confidently make our reply. In Jesus’ name, Amen.   by Thy Kingdom Come [...]

Help

Help   Today we pray a prayer of 'help', remembering all those around the world who pray with us.   O God of the shared burden through the tiring day, our anxieties and cares make it difficult for us to recognise the companionship of your Son. Help us to welcome his offer of exchange and [...]

Thanks

Thanks As we continue travelling with Christians around the world in the global prayer movement 'Thy Kingdom Come', we wonder at God's generosity and creativity. Prayer   O God of all creation before whom all the flowers of the field bow down, as with gratitude we recognise your provision and possibility for all on earth, [...]

Mindfulness and Prayer

Luke 11.5-13 My grandfather loved knock, knock jokes. His favourite was - knock, knock and we dutifully replied, who's there? Lydia.  Lydia who? Lid-i-a teapot. (This probably only works in a Scots dialect!) Well mercifully this type of jape has gone out of fashion.  But it is useful to see how they work. Of course, [...]

Bookends

A moments with God at the beginning and end of the day are like bookends. They prevent worries spilling over. Matthew 6:34 New Living Translation (NLT) 34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.