Rooted

"as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, 

so walk in him, ROOTED… in him" (Colossians 2v6-7)

 

Many people have found that taking a few moments every day to ponder and chew over a few verses of scripture before turning those thoughts into prayer has been vital to their faith. 

Perhaps you have never done that?
Perhaps you have slipped out of the habit of doing that?

Here’s a few suggestions:

  • Open up the Bible has some realistic & helpful encouragement (articles and video) to get into the Bible daily. It also offers free download sample of Explore which is also available as an Android app and as an iPhone app.
  • JC Ryle’s Expository thoughts on the Gospels are a brilliant place to start with daily Bible reading. They’re available as a Kindle book or iBook for free download or online, as well as arranged as dated daily readings.
  • 10ofthose are producing some undated readings which seem really good, available in print or as download for Kindle/iBook. Try John or 1 Thessalonians for starters. 
  • Alec Motyer has produced 2 devotionals - one on Isaiah and the other on Psalms. They are superb! (although the footnotes are very frustrating because they’re not always aligned on the right page)
  • Jon Bloom has written some thoughtful series of meditations - Not by sightThings not seenDon’t follow your heart - The pdfs are available for free download - or the books from amazon

And if, after pondering God’s word for a few minutes, your prayers then seem a little stale, why not try using one of these: 

  • PrayerMate - Written by our first Ministry Trainee, Andy Geers, this app (available for both iOS and Android) helps you to actually pray for all the people you say you’ll pray for by organising all of your prayer points together in one place. Prayer is an amazing privilege, but it’s also really hard work (the apostle Paul compares it to a wrestling match!) PrayerMate is a Christian prayer app that seeks to help you actually pray for all the people and causes you care about. Whether its your personal prayer points for friends and family, regular updates from some fantastic mission organisations, or the latest PDF prayer letter that just arrived in your inbox, PrayerMate puts it all together in one place and helps you get on and pray.