Theme for March 2021: Sorrow

Lament

Lament

Always speak the truth even if your voice shakes  (Photo: Irene Bom)   To introduce this month’s theme of SORROW, an excerpt from the Foreward by Eugene Peterson published in Michael Card’s book, A Sacred Sorrow. And if you want to try writing your own psalm of lament, check out the links below.   On … Continue reading "Lament" ...
3 Prayers of lament

3 Prayers of lament

(Photo: Irene Bom)   To complement the many psalms of lament and your own ‘wordless sighs’ and ‘aching groans’ (Romans 8:26, MSG), here are three short prayers of lament to try on for size … to pray for yourself, or on behalf of someone else.   #1 Heart of my shattered heart, who will soothe … Continue reading "3 Prayers of lament" ...
Good grief

Good grief

(Photo: Irene Bom)   Ken Cope writes, Our traditional view of grief is that it should be reserved for funerals and tragedies. However, if we really want to encounter God and grow in our relationship with Him then our attitude toward grief must change from viewing it as an uncomfortable and unwanted drop-in visitor to … Continue reading "Good grief" ...
Light in the gloom

Light in the gloom

  A prayer Jesus, you are the light of the world, a light that no darkness can quench. Upon your church wrestling with the darkness of evil, battling against doubt, let your light shine. Upon the world governments facing gloom and despair, battling against disaster, let your light shine. Upon those that live in the … Continue reading "Light in the gloom" ...
Man of Sorrows

Man of Sorrows

(Photo: Irene Bom)   Prayer of intercession Jesus, Saviour, Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, we come to you for you alone can make us whole. Jesus, Saviour, wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, we come to you for you alone can make us whole. Jesus, Saviour, we come as a church … Continue reading "Man of Sorrows" ...