Category Archives: Prayer

‘Let us pray that we are on God’s side.

Prayer, for many people, seems to be a way of trying to get God to support what they want to happen. This, of course, assumes that we, with our very limited understanding of the bigger picture of life, really do … Continue reading

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Who are you talking to?

When Lyndon Baines Johnson was inaugurated as President of the United States he invited several guests for a meal at the family room of the White House. He asked journalist Bill Moyers, who had previously been a Baptist minister, to … Continue reading

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What do we gain by praying?

There are some things in life that we just do automatically, even though we later wonder why on earth we do them. One of them is praying. Even in this very secular and materialistic age most people still say they … Continue reading

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The peace that comes from talking things over with your best friend

The greatest enemy of joy is anxiety. To a certain extent anxiety is natural; it helps us avoid danger. Sometimes, though, it becomes a type of mental illness because it bears little relation to reality. But for most of us … Continue reading

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Handfuls of grace

When I was a small boy there was a shop that would sell kids a handful of lollies for a penny. The shop was owned by a married couple, and of the two the husband was by far the most … Continue reading

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The God of peace

Robert Frost said: ‘More people die of worry than die of work, because more people worry than work.’ Someone else said that you should only worry if your birthday cake collapses from the weight of the candles; or if your … Continue reading

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‘What about us?’

An Army chaplain I know took part in a battle simulation exercise prior to his unit deploying overseas. He entered a tent where four supposed bodies were lying, and checked their identification discs. Two indicated the wearers had religious affiliations … Continue reading

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