Patience…….

The words of this scripture and the words and music of this hymn can be encouraging….. ‘This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us’ 1 John 5:14

Father….

God makes himself so accessible …… It is right to give God Thanks and Praise  Father, we acknowledge your greatness;all your actions show your wisdom and love,You formed us in your own likenessand set us over the whole worldto serve you, our Creator,and to rule over all creatures. Even when we disobeyed you and lost […]

Grief, Bereavement and Loss

Words from The Church of England Website and a recent interview with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Chief Rabbi Ephraim which may offer some comfort at times of loss …… Grief, Bereavement and Loss “For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born, and […]

Pentecost

Psalm 104 v1 “Praise the Lord, my soul. Lord my God, you are very great;    you are clothed with splendor and majesty”

Fifth Century Prayer

St Augustine of Hippo – a fifth century prayer……. “Grant me, even me, my dearest Lord, to know you, and love you, and rejoice in you….. Let the love of you grow every day more and more in me, that my joy may be full in you.”

Fragile World

These words and the short film seem to connect spirituality with the fragile earth………….. Ephesians 1:17-19“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you […]

Peace

Peace I bequeath to you My own peace I give you A peace the world cannot give, This is my gift to you Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid John 14 : v 27

The simplicity of prayer

St Bernard of Clairvaux,12th century “Keep the word of God in that way for ‘blessed are they who keep it’.  Let it pierce deep into your inmost soul and penetrate your feelings and actions. Eat well and your soul will delight and grow.  Do not forget to eat your bread or your heart will wither, […]