- On May 8th, many more Cuban people than usual will have been in church. That Sunday is Mother’s Day, a very important occasion in Cuba. Pray that the services will Read more
As the Pope visits Cuba, what are the prospects for Cuban churches?
Things have changed encouragingly from the early days of the revolution, when Christians were sent to labour camps and ath Read more
Loving Father God
We thank you for the innocence of childhood.
We realise that children must be taught to avoid danger
but we pray that you will give us the wisdom Read more
Jesus, friend of children –
You took them in your arms and blessed them;
You wouldn’t let your disciples send them away
You said ‘Let the children come to me;
Diolchwn iti, Arglwydd, am rodd bywyd.
Rydym yn dod i’r byd hwn heb unrhyw ragfarnau, malais, nac eiddigeddd.
Ond wrth inni dyfu’n oedolion, yn anffodus rydym yn mynd yn llai tebyg Read more
It landed undetected
By the rulers of the land
It slipped beneath their radar
In spite of all their plans.
Quietly and discreetly welcomed
It thrived and rooted deepRead more
Lord, what is happening in our world? Every day, it seems, we are bombarded with images of children. Not of children enjoying a happy, carefree childhood, but of children suffering from malnutritio Read more
Jesus, you saw in everyone, a child of God;
in the woman shunned, drawing water in the heat of the day,
in the man hated by his peers for the job he did,
in the blind man, blamed Read more
Lord, you made Cuba.
You made the unsullied waters and shining beaches
Where the liners sail to disgorge their hordes of tourists.
You made the clear blue skies through which the Read more
Bread is a lovely thing to eat
God bless the barley and the wheat.
The world’s a lovely place to know
God bless the folk who come and go.
Alive’s a lovely thing to be
Pray for the people of Cuba
Pray that each of its 11 million citizens will know God’s love for them. Pray that God will provide for their spiritual, physical, emotional Read more
The trumpet of the Lord sounds,
calling us to examine our souls,
for we have not only met temptation,
we have felt its grip.
The trumpet of Read more
Lord speak to us
in the ordinary things of life
as well as the extraordinary.
Warm our hearts as we listen to your words
and send us out rejoicing. Amen
John Birc Read more
When Jesus washed his disciples’ feet he was both serving them and challenging them to radical love in action.
Challenge us, Lord, and change us.
Challenge us to follow in your foots Read more
At night I can see the Eddystone lighthouse: flash – short pause – flash – longer pause ……… and so on, all through the hours of darkness.
There are lighthouses all r Read more
For endless seeming beaches of pink and white sands;
For the shade of the palm trees and the azure
For the reefs and lagoons and the undersea gardens;
For the Read more
As you washed your disciples’ feet,
bathe us in your refreshing spirit.
As you wiped away the dust of the road,
wipe away our day’s accumulation of stress an Read more
“And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has looked with favour on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will ca Read more
LORD, teach me to pray.
Gracious God there are times when I find it hard to put my thoughts into prayers, or to put my silent prayers into words. Help me to still my mind, to shut out the noi Read more
Do you know what I have done to you?
What have you done to me?
I can’t comprehend.
What have you done to me
made me your friend?
You gave me a family
who loved Read more
for blue skies and
for shimmering sands and lush green vegetation,
for multi-coloured fish and orange-pink flamingos.
for Read more
God, our shelter and strength
and ever-present help in times of trouble,
we pray for the people of the Philippines,
living in a land of such natural abun Read more
Joy shall come even to the wilderness,
And the parched land shall then know great gladness;
As the rose, as the rose shall deserts blossom,
Deserts like a garden blossom.
Fo Read more