Are there specific things you want to persist in asking for? Is there something you look at several times a day like a mirror, window, computer screen or phone? Write a note and stick it where you’ll see it most as a reminder to pray.
At the end of the day, take a glass bowl and fill with water; get yourself into a calm frame of mind, perhaps with music.
Prayers given on our Family Communion service on Trinity Sunday.
The man they had been following had been crucified. This must have felt like the end – but then Jesus came back to them: but the rollercoaster wasn’t over as Jesus left again, ascended. How would you feel at this point: lonely, confused, upset, sad – or perhaps exhausted! But then the Holy Spirit came – can we be identified as Christians by a bubbling, infectious glow of the Spirit in us as was with the disciples then?
Take a circle of paper and cut it into a spiral and in it write names of people you want to come to know God along the spiral.
On Wednesday evening, members of St Mark’s and St Thomas’ churches came together in Pennington, to ask those going about their evening in the centre of the village if we could pray for them.
what would you do if the government declared that prayer was illegal? Daniel didn’t compromise: his routine didn’t alter: the time of prayer persisted, his attitude remained, he did not hide his faith. Daniel demonstrates that through commitment to prayer, the impossible becomes possible.
In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayers strengthened him to accept God’s will the cup He wanted to be taken away was not. But through Prayer, he was able to go ahead to face his trial and crucifixion, and even with all the challenges of desertion, denial and betrayal from his disciples, he still led them out of that garden towards his destiny.