Category Archives: Prayer

Confession (1633) by George Herbert

I was first acquainted with George Herbert through his poem Bitter-sweet, which was included in a John Piper book. And I must say that I have been quite mesmerised since then. I’ve never been good with poetry or literature in … Continue reading

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Second-hand faith

This Desiring God blog post published some months back provoked a few thoughts on the depth of my personal faith. I may not be a young theologian, but the dangers of this second-hand faith stay the same for me. I’m … Continue reading

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Power over the evil one through prayer

Martyn Lloyd-Jones writes: The power of the devil is alarming. Our Lord says to Peter, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you like wheat. These are indications of his tremendous power. But perhaps the ultimate proof … Continue reading

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Random rant

I don’t want to look pedantic, but these mix-ups appear one too many times around me: Ate – the past tense of eat is a homonym of ‘eight’, not ‘add’. That’s why they have the riddle, why is 6 afraid … Continue reading

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Epiphany of Grace

I was out with some siblings in Christ a few months ago and a sister shared her grief of losing her colleague to depression (the colleague committed suicide). She had been reaching out to him and was lamenting over the … Continue reading

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The Thorn by Martha Snell Nicholson

I stood a mendicant of God before His royal throne And begged him for one priceless gift, which I could call my own. I took the gift from out His hand, but as I would depart I cried, “But Lord … Continue reading

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Is that You, Holy Spirit? Part II

My foundation class had a foundation issues recap recently and my group chose the topic on Spirituality versus Carnality (or affectionately called S vs C). I can’t speak for the rest of my group, but I enjoyed discovering what the … Continue reading

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