Category : creative prayer

Working Prayers or Praying at Work

  And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17 NKJV   Spiritual practice isn’t just about some quiet isolated, meditative time we spend locked away. It’s about real life. Really. As the fall season begins and

Be Still and Know

In our Disciplemaking Communities this year, we’re reading a Psalm a week as we seek to grow in living a life of worship. The Psalter is a beautiful worship-filled series of songs that brings us to God in all kinds of moods, metaphors and praise.  Our people are reading the psalm in different versions, listening

Power of Thanks

  I had the fun job of setting up a prayer room each day for our church’s Vacation Bible School. Over 100 children from preschool up to grade 4 and over 30 leaders (teens and adults) a day went through. One of the prayer room activities was to brainstorm things they were thankful for. If

Psalm 139 Close Up

Psalm 139 is lots of people’s favourite psalm and if you take time to prayerfully rest in its many parts you can find new ways for that beautiful word from God to soak into your life. Let me start by explaining this example of creative ways to spend time with Jesus took place in our

Unusual Ways to Spend Time With God

Try a different way to spend time with God this week. You could do the dishes, clean your house, vacuum, do  laundry or make the bed! Doing chores can be a very Christ focused time. I have often found doing dishes a great way to get alone with God. No one else helps, it’s quiet,

Got Rhythm?

O One of the spiritual practices that I’ve found really helpful is doing a daily rhythm or daily office. I guess I identify with it because I so strongly identify faith as a rhythm of life.  For me, organizing my day is sometimes difficult. (I’m not organized) But if I slate in a variety of

Back Away From the Cell Phone!

  About ten years ago we would get up in the morning and immediately turn on the radio to check the weather. Had to figure out how to dress our kids for school. Not anymore. Now we look at our cell phone or tablet and see the weather any time we want. We can see

My Sister-in-law Called

  My sister-in-law telephoned me today. May not sound unusual to you but the only time she ever calls me is on my birthday. That’s not today. She called because she’s a teacher in a school in the Cayman Islands and they did something she thought I’d want to hear about.  They set up a

The Open Road and Prayer

I get spring fever every year. The urge to drive somewhere, see the country, explore new regions, get away! There’s something special about getting away and the newness of spring always seems to awaken it within me. And  along with those travels are the finding of great new places to be with God. As our

Podcasts to Prepare You for Easter

Special times like Easter and Christmas can sometimes sneak up on us. “What, Easter already!?” I haven’t had time to think about it. Umm, I guess I’d better…” If you want help this week preparing your head and your heart for Easter let me recommend to you a series of podcasts from 24-7 Prayer. They