Found 9 resource(s) in 'Looking at God', for November 2020.
Looking at God (all articles) for November 2020We Will Remember – 80 years on From the Vicar Psalm 122 and Advent Why should you bother to pray? 80 years on, we still need courage and endurance When life goes wrong for us Why do we need Advent? Lord, prop us up! The Soldier’s Prayer ** Editor: Canon Paul Hardingham considers how we... (2475 words)
We Will Remember – 80 years onThis year we’ve been remembering the Battle of Britain, described by Winston Churchill in August 1940 as ‘one of the decisive battles of the war… never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.’ It was a dramatic turning point in the history of the Second World... (299 words)
From the VicarThis year we’ve been remembering the Battle of Britain, described by Winston Churchill in August 1940 as ‘one of the decisive battles of the war… never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.’ It was a dramatic turning point in the history of the Second World... (249 words)
Psalm 122 and Advent‘I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord. Our feet are standing in your gates, Jerusalem.’(Psalm 122:1,2). These words from Psalm 122 inspired Hubert Parry’s great Coronation Anthem ‘I was Glad.’ As a Song of Ascent (Psalms 120-134), it was used by pilgrims going to the... (298 words)
Why should you bother to pray?The great preacher C.H. Spurgeon once said this of prayer: ‘God says to His own son: “Ask of Me and I will give you the nation for your inheritance.” [Psalm 2:7-8] If the royal and divine Son cannot be exempt from the rule of asking, that He may have; you and I cannot expect that... (95 words)
80 years on, we still need courage and enduranceThis year is the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain – when the horrors of the Luftwaffe bombs were heavy over British skies. On this Remembrance Day we can only imagine the terror of living in Coventry, in Liverpool, in London during those months, 80 years ago. It must have seemed like the beginning... (237 words)
When life goes wrong for usWhere is God when we are hurting? When we are sick or a loved one is sick, why doesn’t God always answer our prayer for healing? If He has not answered us, how do we know that He is even there at all? The words of Alister McGrath* are helpful; “Experience cannot be allowed to... (208 words)
Lord, prop us up!There is a story of an old farmer who always prayed the same prayer at his church meeting. ‘Lord, prop us up on our leanin’ side’. After hearing this many times, his minister asked him one day quite what he meant. The famer replied: “Well, it’s like this… I’ve got an old barn out in... (211 words)
The Soldier’s PrayerI asked God for strength, that I might achieve, I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey. I asked for health, that I might do greater things, I was given infirmity, that I might do better things. I asked for riches, that I might be happy, I was given poverty, that I... (137 words)
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