Pray for Kenya

This morning I got up early to join the weekly prayer meeting for our Church, we meet down stairs in the Parish lounge. Our Church has all kinds of struggles and difficulties, but it has some wonderfully welcoming and committed people, and, not unrelated to that, it has a small…

A Prayer to be filled with the Holy Spirit

[http://andersonpost.org/2007/07/03/a-prayer-to-be-filled-with-the-holy-spirit/window-of-st-peters-basilica-rome/] Dearest Father, As the sun is full of light, the ocean full of water, Heaven full of glory, so may my heart be full of your Spirit. Pointless are all your purposes to love, and the redemption paid by Jesus, unless your…

Worship - John 4:21

Where can God be found? [http://andersonpost.org/2007/05/15/worship-john-421/worship/] > “Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, yet you |Jews| say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem.” Jesus told her, “Believe Me, woman, an hour is coming when you will worship the Father…

On what we don't know... (II)

How do we not know what we are made to know? > ‘If humanity is made for the knowledge of God, why is it that many people do not feel the need of this knowledge, or seek God out?’ Original Post [http://andersonpost.org/2007/03/15/on-what-we-dont-know-i/] [http:…

Approached by God (VI) - What to Pray?

Apart from telling us not to babble on in prayer, Matthew 6:7-13 also teaches us that the things for which we pray are reshaped as we come to understand that prayer begins with God. > “When you pray, don’t babble like the idolaters, since they imagine they’ll…

Approached by God (V) - The Words of Prayer

When we meet together to pray, it’s easy to feel inadequate or not eloquent enough to lead in prayer. Often I’ll sit in silence, or worse, fall into the verbose, formulaic, incantations. But I’ve found that the knowledge that prayer starts with God also helps me as…

Approached by God (IV) - who leads in prayer?

Romans 3:10-12 sets out God’s indictment against us with blushing starkness. > “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, together they have become useless; there is no one who does…

Approached by God (III) - Prayer starts with God

A character in a novel I was recently reading claimed that St Augustine was the smartest man who ever lived. Generally I try not to pay too much attention to the opinions of fictional persons, but it got me thinking, after all, that’s a pretty big rap. Here’s…