Bonhoeffer’s Prayer

O God, early in the morning I cry to you. Help me to pray And to concentrate my thoughts on you; I can’t do this alone. In me there’s darkness, But with you there’s light; I’m lonely, but you don’t leave me; I’m feeble in heart, but with you there’s help; I’m restless, but with … More Bonhoeffer’s Prayer

Embracing Vulnerability: Honesty in Prayer

Today, in my sermon at Cliftonville Moravian Church, ‘Embracing Vulnerability: Honesty in Prayer’, I explored the Prophet Jeremiah’s complex relationship with God. With Jeremiah one can feel his honesty, expressed vividly by the language used, as he vents his frustrations with God directly to God.  In suffering persecution, mockery and public shame on account of his … More Embracing Vulnerability: Honesty in Prayer

The Vexed Issue of Spirituality and Health

For many years, scientists have tried to test the power of prayer and positive thinking on health and well-being.  The results, it has to be said, have been mixed. Now a group scientists are venturing onto new, and controversial terrotory. For example, University of Miami HIV/Aids researcher, Gail Ironson noticed that a number of HIV … More The Vexed Issue of Spirituality and Health