In 14 years of blogging, I’ve produced the odd resource that is of lasting value. This post highlights some of them.
In a democratic society such as ours, we have a responsibility to make our voice heard and to vote according to our consciences. Those with strong party-affiliations should campaign and do their best to ensure that someone else forms the next government – but they still have to pray for this one.
http://wycliffe.org.uk/downloads/fp2013-johnrisbridger-lr.mp4 John Risbridger is one of the ministers at Above Bar Church, which has supported Sue and I since we first joined Wycliffe in 1985. This video was prepared as one of the resources for Frontline Prayer Live; an opportunity to pray for the work of Bible translation across the world. Why not take a […]
This video was shot for the Wycliffe Pray 10/11/12 meetings which were held in various settings today. This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, pictures or media content will no longer be valid. Things change on the web and it is impossible for us […]
My blog series on praying for for missionaries has been edited (thanks Hannah) and reformatted (thanks Ruth) and is now available for download as an A5 booklet here. If you have a Kindle and would like to carry the booklet around with you, you can get a copy from Amazon for a minimal fee. A […]
deliver us from the evil one In my experience, Christians tend to divide into two broad camps. There are some who see demons lurking behind every bush and who attribute anything even vaguely unpleasant to their activity and there are those who while acknowledging that Satan and demons exist, are unwilling to admit that they […]
And lead us not into temptation Of course, missionaries are all so holy and wonderful that they don’t suffer from temptation. Pull the other one! Missionaries are subject to temptation in just the same way as other people. We all have our weaknesses and issues in our past which leave us liable to drift away […]
And forgive us our debts, Or forgive us our sins/trespasses. It may surprise you, but missionaries do sin and do need to seek God’s forgiveness. Although some people put missionaries on a pedestal, they have the same struggles as everyone else. Pride, jealousy, anger, lust; you name it, missionaries are prone to it in the same […]
Give us today our daily bread There is one thing that twenty years of leadership in a mission organisation has taught me; we never have enough time, people or money to do what we think we should be doing. Individual missionaries may well have the resources they need for whatever it is they are doing, but across […]
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Missionaries talk a lot about doing stuff; attending meetings, preaching, travelling and what have you. But, in the final analysis, it isn’t the stuff we do that is important, it is the impact that it has that matters. Ultimately, the work of a […]