The amazing sights we marvel at in nature documentaries such as Blue Planet are revealing glories and phenomena that have remained completely unknown until modern technology enabled photographic pioneers to plumb the depths of the ocean. What is true in the natural sphere is true on a spiritual plane too. Were such a thing possible, a spiritual weather chart would show more clearly than any savvy news analyst the competing spiritual ‘currents’ that are at work behind national and international issues. As surely as currents power through the depths of the oceans so the Holy Spirit is at one with the Father in directing world events, not only up to, but also beyond the climax of Jesus’ return. Continue reading
Many of us might not describe our main calling as being that of the intercessor, but I believe that almost all of us have more slack to take up in prayer than we perhaps realise.
I have a passionate desire in this edition to steer us towards the concept of praying at a strategic level; whether for people or for situations. God hears all our prayers, but so much of our praying is at the ‘reactive’ level, in response to what has already happened. As we continue to explore what it means to be Lovers of Truth in a post truth era, we will be thinking here about how we can be involved in prayer that takes us as it were ‘over the horizon’, to be involved in shaping the unfolding of God’s purposes for issues far and wide – including some of the world’s current hottest hotspots. Continue reading