Light a candle
I find it hard to talk about faith-based things without worrying that I’m coming across as being overly ‘religious.’ One of the big differences between the UK and Botswana is that here, people aren’t hesitant to talk about God. Miracles are spoken of, God is called upon and referred to with no embarrassment or attempt to couch the statement. At first I thought it was because I’m working in a church office, but it’s not. It’s in everyday conversations, with people who have nothing to do with the church – other than their own faith. Friends around the dinner table, strangers on the street, it doesn’t matter. And it’s not obtrusive – there’s no waving of Bibles, or yelling of damnation, it just comes up in conversation.
I don’t want this to be a ‘preachy’ or overly ‘churchy’ blog. But I thought, given some of the things I’ve learnt recently about prayer*, that it was time I added a page.
In my mum’s church at home, we often light a candle if we have something or someone specific we would like to pray for. We can’t light candles on the internet, but if you have something you would like prayer for post it in the comments section, so I and others can see it and pray for it. It would be great to hear about it when you get answers too – so please come back and let us know! If you’re a person who prays, please add the request to your prayers, or even subscribe to the comments to get updates as they’re added. You have to leave a comment before you can subscribe to the thread, so just say hi and let us know you’re praying too.
*more on that later