A prayer to be made hungry, where hunger is longing after more of God's presence.
From Luke 17. May we serve in such a way that we reach the evening and delight in being a part of our master's household, however menial and tiring the work, rather than bemoaning the aching of our feet after a long day.
From Luke 18. Prayer is about becoming nothing so that God may be everything. That when we decrease, Jesus may increase in our place. We are to be able to say, to use a phrase Miriam Swaffield once used, 'when you see me, see the one who made me'.
The Gospels show that Jesus invites, restores and saves women. The only qualification to be a disciple, or one who teaches, leads, heals, serves or prophecies in the name of Jesus is a love of God. And gender could never disqualify anyone from that.
A reflection on the story behind the hymn 'It is Well with my Soul' and Luke 8. Learning to grow in faith and be transformed by God.
The first two chapters of Luke. Being captivated by Jesus' salvation and grace for me.