Dear friends,

I’m amazed when I look at the disciples who were with Jesus for three years and witnessed time and time again diseases leaving, dead people rising and impossible things happening.

They had front-seats to his confrontations with the Pharisees and saw how he would restore and love the most broken of sinners.

They’d be on crowd-control for the thousands who came to hear the life changing words that Jesus uttered and yet, the only thing they asked Jesus to teach them was how to pray.

As disciples in 2018 I think this is something we need to learn too.

‘Lord, teach us to pray … ‘ (Luke 11:1)

In the lead up to Pentecost from 13-20 May around the clock as a church we’ll be joining in with thousands across the world in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ to partner with God’s heart and ask for him to establish his kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven.

It’s an amazing thing to think that the God who made the universe chooses to move at the sound of our weak voices.

God isn’t some distant tyrannical leader simply imposing his will on humanity but rather he’s a Father who loves to work with his children.

When we simply ask God the things he’s asked us to ask him – he does the most incredible things! The passage in Luke continues:

‘Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.’

I know that most of you reading this will have been on this journey longer than I, but I want to invite you to rediscover the beauty and excitement of prayer. Will you sign up, even for just an hour, and see what God does?

Yours in Jesus,