Tag Archives: Prayer

A Pastor Prays for his people

When I am at a loss for things to pray for people, I’ve found Wendell C. Hawley’s book “A Pastor Prays for his People” a massive help (Hawley was appointed pastor for prayer and visiting at the church pastored by … Continue reading

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From the Vicarage March 2013

From the vicarage – March 2013 Last month I attended the Fellowship of Word and Spirit conference for the fourth time. Alistair France, former ministry trainee of our church, was there again and he passes on his regards as well … Continue reading

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Fellowship of Word and Spirit – main talk 1

These are my scant notes (there was also a handout) from Wallace Benn’s first main talk on the delight and joy of prayer.  [These notes might not be the actual words Wallace said]. Pre-reformation – the people paid the priest … Continue reading

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Fellowship of Word and Spirit – Bible Reading 1

These are my notes from Chris Green’s first bible reading on prayer.  Usual disclaimer: what I wrote down might not be exactly what Chris said.  This session was very useful on overcoming pride or guilt of prayer life. Who me? … Continue reading

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You know you know God as Father when you cry to him in suffering, “Father!”

It’s easy to call God “Father” in happy, blue sky days.  When life falls apart and the sky turns dark, then what do you do?  Here’s a brilliant concluding sermon moment by Alistair Begg on suffering and belief:

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Need encouragement to pray? I do. Matt Chandler helps.

Do you struggle to pray? This is probably the most encouraging 4 minutes and 2 seconds I’ve heard on why Christians should wrestle in focused intercession: Matt Chandler on prayer.

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Bookmarks for a Swedish Bible Study group

With the help of Alex Grey Jones, we have produced bookmarks for small group members at Holy Trinity.  On the front we have a copy of our mission and vision statements and on the back a 5-step guide to the … Continue reading

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Liturgy for the Sermon on the Mount

I’m preaching through the sermon on the mount and as always have liturgy to match the sermon series.  I’ve used Jesus’ sermon structure to pattern what we say: the beatitudes, the law, confession. Remember us, O Lord, When you come … Continue reading

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How to pray and give thanks to God for earthquakes and war

In light of current global events, where humans are suffering and dying in various cataclysmic events, the Apostle Paul would tell us to do three things: to be joyful, to pray and to give thanks, just as he told the … Continue reading

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Oh to speak with conviction

My earlier post on mortification, crucifixion and prayer not only addresses ministry burnout but also conviction.  When I am tired and prayerless I am more alive to sin than dead to it and that includes a lack of conviction of … Continue reading

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