Thought for the week

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WE were just talk­ing about you, God and me. That’s what I think some­times when I meet friends.

I don’t say it out loud be­cause it might sound big-headed, you know, as if God and me are bud­dies down the pub ev­ery night.

But I friends.

The Bi­ble tells us to “pray at all times” and that’s what peo­ple of faith do. do pray of­ten for my

They touch base with God var­i­ous times in the day.

Some are me­thod­i­cal and have a set rou­tine, oth­ers are more chaotic but still find mo­ments to qui­eten the heart and pray for the world.

There’s even a nice ex­am­ple in the Bi­ble of a man at work in the palace of a great, rather dan­ger­ous king who shot up a des­per­ate prayer to God and re­ceived a re­mark­able an­swer.

You can read about it your­self in the book of Ne­hemiah if you’re in­ter­ested (there’s an in­dex at the front of ev­ery Bi­ble to help you find the right page).

In the days when I was a school teacher I used to pray on my way to work catch­ing the 6.40am train to Bris­tol Tem­ple Meads ev­ery morn­ing.

Clos­ing my eyes, it looked to ev­ery­one else as though I was doz­ing, while in fact I was hav­ing a se­ri­ous meet­ing with the Almighty, of­ten along the lines of “I’ve got the Year 11 group from Hell this morn­ing, Lord, help me!!”

Any­way, wher­ever you are, take time for God.

You’ll feel bet­ter for peo­ple around you blessed.

If you be­lieve in God, him. Of­ten. it and the will be

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Peter Cousins

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