Prayer

Need Some Direction? Well Don’t Just Pray. Move.

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As a young, new Christian, I was struggling to find my path in life. For two years I’d prayed about how I should serve God, yet I still had no clear direction for my life. Until one day, I learnt what Jesus said about making good choices… and my whole approach changed. More…

061 Three Questions to Ask When God Seems Silent

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Although Merryn and I tried to start a family for 10 years, and sought God diligently the whole time, one of the most perplexing things about our journey was God’s silence. We heard him speak on other things during that time, but never on our pursuit of a family. It was hard. Biblical heroes experienced this struggle too. So if you’re facing the silence of God, you’re not alone. But just because God is staying silent, doesn’t mean he is absent. Here’s 3 helpful questions to ask yourself when the silence comes. More…

052 The Ancient Prayer That Can Change Your Life

It is prayed each Sunday in churches. Some of us grew up reciting it daily in school. It can suffer from both neglect and mindless repetition because of its familiarity. But when prayed slowly and with intent, it is possibly the most powerful prayer one can pray, touching every area of our lives. In this post and podcast I explore the Lord’s Prayer and share an exercise to help you get the most out of it. More…

Saying Goodbye to Ali, Thanking God for His Gifts

Merryn and I lost a friend this week. We first met Ali as she was battling ovarian cancer and watched her fight with remarkable perseverance, cheer, even cheekiness. And at first it looked like she’d won. But on Friday Ali left us. Here’s the remarkable story I will probably most remember her for. More…

Still Waiting for God to Heal You? There’s Hope. Get Your FREE eBook Now

Why do some get healed through prayer and others don’t? Why do some receive instantaneous cure while others wait? Today I release a new ebook on how to respond when our prayers go unanswered. It doesn’t answer every question, but I hope it offers help. It’s available FREE for you now. More…

024 A Simple Rhythm for a Profound Spiritual Life

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Have you ever noticed that Jesus, at first, didn’t call his earliest followers to pray, do justice, heal the sick or share the gospel? Instead, he called them to do two things and two things alone. Here they are. If we grasp this simple rhythm, it will result in a transformative spiritual life. More…