Prayer Diary

Download the latest prayer diary here : July - October 2019

There are two sheets to the prayer diary this time, as one finishes in the middle of the holiday season.

The first readings take us through Genesis, Exodus, a little of Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy ("The Pentateuch" - first five books of the Law), then on through Joshua, Judges, and Ruth, unfolding God's great rescue plan; we see the failures of human beings to live to God's ways, and their consequences - some stories are not there for us to follow, but not to follow, learning from their mistakes and making sure we live differently; as Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 10:verses 6 & 11 "These things occurred as examples, to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. They were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfilment of the ages has come."

Then we return to the New Testament letters - 1 Thessalonians, Colossians, 1 Timothy, then back to the prophets - Ezra, Haggai, Zechariah, Nehemiah, and that dear prophet who ran away from his calling, Jonah - a lesson in obedience.

The second readings are Matthew and Luke, taking us a step a day in the journey of the Saviour. and in between, there are the psalms - a psalm for every occasion - when in joy, sorrow, guilt, heaviness of heart, grieving, impatient, angry, penitent. There's always one for each of us in our mood swings, our trials and our joys.

David and I value your daily prayers for us as we try, however imperfectly, to follow Jesus ourselves, and try to help everyone else to think, consider, step back and check up, to face the challenges of our culture, spiritual lives, to make sure our minds are being renewed after the mind of the Living Lord, and not being deceived, deluded or blinded by the lies, the half truths and the heresies flying around our society today, often going unchallenged.

Every blessing