Entries by Adrian Russell

Five Ways to be Patient

Last week we looked at five reasons we can be patient and wait upon the Lord even in hard times. You can read those reasons here. This week I want to suggest five practical ways we can be patient. Trusting God’s sovereign power and love is always the source of our patience, but sometimes having […]

Five Reasons to be Patient

How are you coping with lockdown? I know some people are enjoying things slowing down, with more time at home. But many others are stressed either by the emptiness of their days, or by the intensity of a home full of non-stop work, school, and family commitments, where a day is like a thousand years… […]

14/5/2020 – Lift up your eyes to the Lord

It’s good news that the government is starting to relax restrictions. Australia has been successful in flattening the curve. However, the Federal Health Minister warned that CovID-19 is not over yet; not until a vaccine has been successfully developed and deployed. Many of us have used the opportunity during our social isolation and lockdown to […]

13/5/2020 – COVID 19 Update

Prayer of the Day I pray that you, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give me the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. I pray that the eyes of my heart may be enlightened so that I may know what is the hope of your calling, […]

12/5/2020 – Mark 5.21-43

Prayer of the Day Heavenly Father, I pray this: that my love will keep on growing in knowledge and every kind of discernment, so that I may approve the things that are superior and may be pure and blameless in the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ […]

10/5/2020 – What is Glory?

Prayer of the Day Gracious God, we humbly thank you for all your gifts so freely given to us, for life and health and safety, for power to work, leisure to rest, and for all that is beautiful in creation and human life. But, above all, we praise you for our Saviour Jesus Christ, for […]

7/5/2020 – Mark 5.1-20

Prayer of the Day O Merciful Lord God, heavenly Father, whether we sleep or wake, live or die, we are always yours. Therefore, I ask you from the heart, that you would take care and charge of me, and protect me through the darkness, indeed kindle the light of your countenance in my heart, that […]

6/5/2020 – Mundane Prayers

I so often find that my prayers get stuck on the level of mundane. I find myself praying for a deadline I’m struggling with, the kids’ could sleep better, the runny nose that just won’t quit, Aunt Mabel’s ingrown toenail… These are good things to pray for and let me assure you God loves to […]