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Preparing to prepare

In the second of our specially commissioned ‘Light in the darkness’ reflections for Advent, Gordon Giles suggests that in a topsy-turvy year such as this, it’s more important than ever to embrace this season of preparation and hope…

Celtic Advent

In the first of our new series of articles for Advent, David Cole explores the distinctive aspects of a Celtic Advent, beginning with the fact that the Celtic season of waiting began halfway through November, rather than at the end…

The Spirit of prayer

Closing our series on prayer, Martyn Payne, BRF’s prayer advocate, reflects that however inadequate our prayers, they are important, inspired by the Holy Spirit and used to grow God’s kingdom...

Pray without ceasing

In the latest of our series of articles on prayer, Helen Julian CSF, author of Franciscan Footprints: Following Christ in the ways of Francis and Clare, reflects on Paul’s plea to the Christians of Thessalonica to ‘pray without ceasing’.

Praying for others

From the perspective of ministry to older people, Debbie Thrower, BRF’s Anna Chaplaincy pioneer, writes on praying for and with others...

Helps to prayer

In the latest of our series of articles on prayer, Holy Habits pioneer Andrew Roberts shares some of the aids to prayer which he finds most helpful...

Families at prayer

Becky Sedgwick, from our Parenting for Faith team, explains how to encourage children to make prayer an ongoing, daily two-way conversation with God...

Creativity in prayer

Jane Leadbetter of BRF’s Messy Church team shares some great ideas that anyone can use to inspire people in their families, churches and communities to get praying...

A rule of life

Canon Dr George Lings, vice-president of BRF and author of Seven Sacred Spaces, discusses the paradox of how rules and frameworks can free us up for prayer – with seven tips to help you carve out time...

The mystery of prayer

In this new series of weekly articles on prayer, Martyn Payne, BRF’s prayer advocate, explores why prayer is at the heart of the Christian faith...