Tag Archives: prayer

Easter Eve

Saturday 26 March

Prayer for Easter Eve

God, our light and our salvation,illuminate our lives,
that we may see your goodness in the land of the living,
and, looking on your beauty,
may be changed into the likeness of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Harold Wilson

Saturday 12 March

Did you know that yesterday marked the centenary of Harold Wilson’s birth?

Harold Wilson born and bred,schooled and raised in Huddersfield. Huddersfield Parish Church held an Choral Evensong for his family, before visits to his former home and school and then a lecture at the University of Huddersfield given by Alan Johnson.

Remembering before God a famous son of the town.


Negotiating in Prayer

Friday 11th March

For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday, which passes like a watch in the night.

A reading from psalm 90 and my mind wandered.

I was reminded of the person who used negotiation as a form of prayer.

“Lord is it true that a thousand years in your sight is as but a moment?”

And the Lord replied: “Yes, my child!”

And the person prayed: ” Would a million gold coins be but as a penny to you?”

And the Lord replied: “Yes, my child!”

“Could I have loan of a penny, Lord?”

“In a moment, my child!”

Offer prayer and don’t negotiate, but then we are only human.


Growing Spiritually

Saturday 5th March

I visited the back table at church to pick up one of the resources that we have supplied for Lent. But when I got there the table was bare and all that was left was a prayer card.

O God, who alone brings growth to your church, send your Holy Spirit to give the vision to our planning, wisdom to our actions and power to our witness. Help a church to grow in numbers, commitment to you and service to our local community, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

I am glad that the resources are in people’s homes and hands and minds and hearts

Mindless Commitment.

Friday 12 February

The sun was shining as I wrote yesterday’s blog. The lawn is looking a bit winter worn and leggy so I thought I would get the mower out. I report this because mowing, over the years, has become a ‘time out’ task when waking, walking dream/praying comes to the fore.

Before I sound too holy – today I mowed, barely clipping the tufts, but I mowed nevertheless, in springish sunshine and wintery  snow flurries.

I questioned myself and my God and my sanity. I ask you mowing/praying in a snow storm.

Commitment or needing committing?