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Pray creatively.


Matthew 6:5-8; Colossians 4:2; Ephesians 6:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17. As we look back on our teaching series, we need to remember that this isn’t a “pick and mix” list of different aspects of prayer, where we can just choose the things we like or find easiest, and ignore the ones that feel harder! For both […]

Pray for transformation


2 Corinthians 7: 1-13 Our prayers of repentance do so much more than enable us to say “sorry”. Genuine repentance whereby we don’t just say that we’re going to turn away from something, but we actually do it, is a transformative act. The outworking of repentance is fruitfulness in our lives of faithful witness to […]

Pray with honesty.


Psalm 139; James 5:13-20; 1 John 1:5-10 Since the Lord knew us before we took our first breath, why would we do anything other than pray with honesty? Prayers of confession restore and renew all that sin has stolen away from us. The Lord encourages us to come to Him openly and honestly so that […]

Pray with delight.


Psalm 29:2; Psalm 95:1-7; Psalm 136 So many of the Psalms reflect delight in the Lord for who He is and what He has done for us. To be able to pray with delight in the Lord needs us to take time to notice His goodness in our lives, communities and the world. That begins […]

Pray with certainty.

Psalm 13: Matthew 26:36-46. How do we keep praying with certainty when it seems that the Lord is either not listening and so our prayers go unanswered, or when the Lord doesn’t seem to have listened properly and so our prayers are answered differently to how we had intended? Perhaps the clue is in the […]

Pray with joy and thanksgiving.


NOTE: We apologise, but due to a technical problem this recording does not include the last 5 minutes. Psalm 100; Philippians 4:4-7; James 1:2-8 Psalm 100 is an exhortation to joyfully come before the Lord with praise and thanksgiving. It’s an uplifting Psalm that highlights the enduring love and faithfulness of the Lord. Philippians 4 […]

Pray as you listen.


1 Kings 19: 1-18. A sign of humility is a willingness to listen. Elijah had essentially run away to hide, feeling somewhat disgruntled that he had been working zealously for the Lord, but was now feeling got at by those around him. The Lord sought him out and asked Elijah to ready himself for a […]

Pray with humble devotion.


2 Chronicles 7: 1-22, Acts 2: 42-47. It’s clear in 2 Chronicles that something is wrong. The people need to “turn from their wicked ways” and seek God’s forgiveness. As we read further into the passage it becomes clear that the Lord is calling His people back to total devotion to Him as they turn […]

Pray for all nations.


Isaiah 56: 1-8. The declaration in verse 7 that “…my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations” encourages us to think as far beyond ourselves as we can whilst we pray. To be able to focus our prayers on “all nations” is definitely ambitious, but the size of the task mustn’t […]

Pray for empowerment.


Acts 2: 1 – 41 As we come to celebrate the season of Pentecost we will be remembering specifically how the 12 disciples were told to wait, to pray and to be expectant for the arrival of the Holy Spirit. In the book of Acts we can see wonderful accounts of all the things the […]