Category Archives: Prayer

Prayer Ministry has recommenced at Frankston

We are very pleased to welcome back the prayer ministry team at the Hope Centre, St Luke’s Anglican Church Frankston. St Luke’s has had a history of prayer ministry and a long association with the Healing Prayer Ministries Network. Di … Continue reading Continue reading

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Visit the Intimacy with God bookshop

The Intimacy with God Bookshop has now been built and opened on this site at this location. Visit the bookshop and have a look at the books. There are currently books about intimacy with God, contemplative prayer, Christian mysticism and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Why Write

Greetings everyone. You may well ask why does he need to write?  Why do we need another voice amongst the clamor continuously cluttering our air? Why when it‘s all been said, already, anyways? True! What I will have to say … Continue reading Continue reading

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John of the Cross – The Dark Night of the Soul – Book 1 – Chapter 5

[The imperfections of the capital vice of anger into which beginners fall.] 1. Because of the strong desire of many beginners for spiritual gratification, they usually have many imperfections of anger. When the delight and satisfaction procured in their spiritual … Continue reading Continue reading

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Mysticism and The Dark Night of the Soul

While it has been important in many religions, the Christian Mysticism tradition has long placed a particular emphasis on the Dark Night of the Soul experience. The 16th century Spanish Carmelite priest St. John of the Cross wrote a poem … Continue reading Continue reading

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John of the Cross – The Dark Night of the Soul – Book 1 – Chapter 4

[The imperfections of lust, the third capital vice, usually found in beginners.] 1. A number of these beginners have many more imperfections in each vice than those I am mentioning. But to avoid prolixity, I am omitting them and touching … Continue reading Continue reading

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Are Prayer Ministers Christians or Spiritists?

In comments on previous posts Stuart Onans raised some concerns, saying people involved in prayer ministry are spiritists. I quote one of these comments in reply to my asking for his idea of what a spiritist is: You must know … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 24

Of the way to attain Divine Union It is impossible to attain Divine Union solely by the activity of meditation, or by the meltings of the affections, or even by the highest degree of luminous and distinctly-comprehended prayer. There are … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 23

To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 22

Of Internal Acts Acts are distinguished into External and Internal. External acts are those which bear relation to some sensible object, and are either morally good or evil, merely according to the nature of the principle from which they proceed. … Continue reading Continue reading

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