“I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers” – Philemon 1:4
In May 2001 journalist Gyles Brandreth interviewed South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It was a powerful experience for Brandreth, for Desmond Tutu was suffering from prostate cancer and there was a real chance this might be the last interview he would ever give. What might Tutu want to talk about? Perhaps the amazing transformation in the politics of his country, and of which he himself had a leading role. No. Here’s what he told Brandreth: “If this is going to be my last interview, I am glad we are not going to talk about politics. Let us talk about prayer and adoration, about faith, hope and forgiveness.” For Tutu these are the things that are the stuff of life.
One of the greatest things you can do is to pray for others. Today in prayer, thank the Lord for your friends and pray for them that Christ would be glorified in your life and your friends’ lives.
“Intercessory prayer might be defined as loving our neighbours on our knees.” – Charles H. Brent
M Campbell 2020