Prayer Articles

by Julian Butler

12 Jun
2024
Choose love

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Ruth, in her commitment to her mother-in-law, is an exemplar of courage and faith. It is as strong a declaration as one will find in...

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27 Mar
2024
A conduit to God

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Mary’s willingness to do God’s will means she provides a way for us to approach God. Somewhere there’s a photograph of my mum in hospital. It’s...

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13 Dec
2023
Bringing prayer into shape

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Our prayer lives should not be static but nurtured through study and encounter with God. I am no good at languages. When I have travelled overseas,...

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6 Nov
2023
Space for each other

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There is an unusual quality to the silence of true listening. Even as it fills spaces, it allows for thoughts and speech. It is in...

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16 Aug
2023
Responding to the call

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Music or artistic works is one way of connecting with a community of souls. The first time I stepped into Cherry Bar on a Thursday...

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7 Mar
2023
A deep tranquillity

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Jesus gave us an example of a tranquillity that did not ignore the messiness of life but accepted and transcended it. In Year Seven our...

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18 Jan
2023
In the hands of God

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If we trust in God and pray, we will be blessed with a peace that lasts. ‘Do not think that I have come to bring...

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1 Oct
2022
Space for sheer silence

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In recognising the mystery of creation and the Creator who sustains it, we come to glimpse the mystery of ourselves. Floating, the odd paddle keeping...

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15 Mar
2022
Listen more deeply

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Having the charity to open ourselves to others allows us to listen to God in unexpected ways. God is charity. It doesn’t have quite the...

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