In one of the toughest times of my life, I could hardly pray at all. I was utterly exhausted both emotionally and spiritually. It was all I could do to hang on to God, even though I had gotten to a scary place where I was not even sure He was there. And that hanging on seemed like only a slender thread. In those days, I prayed a simple liturgy I had learned and have now, for many years known by heart. I just hung on.

Looking back, I would say it was both the toughest time of my life and the best. I learned so much through it. It was a testing time. I learned among other things that whilst I was hanging on by a slender thread, God in love, hung on to me with a strong, relentless grip.

There’s still time to get involved in catching the wave, it’s not too late to get started. If you want a book there’s still some available from Fulwood Free Methodist Church. There’s also an option to get the daily prayer thoughts delivered to your email via our friends at trypraying via this link. Enter your name and email address and you’ll be subscribed to the list once you’ve verified who you are by clicking on a link in the email they send you.

These 40 days of prayer are part of our Focus on 40 as we look forward to celebrating our 40th Anniversary as a community this next weekend. We don’t want to just be looking back on the 40 years that have already been, we want to be looking forward to the next generation and all that God has planned.