The Sunday Journal

An inspiring publication to help believers grow their faith in God to become more committed in following Jesus along the Way


Ezekiel 37.1-14 The valley of dry bones 1. The meaning of the dry bones In his day, hope had become a rare commodity. A captive in the land of Babylon, Ezekiel must have felt as desolate and useless as the piles of bones that he had seen in the startling vision God... read more

praying-handsHelp with my discipleship

Christian discipleship is summed up in the Prayer of St. Richard:

Praise be to you, my Lord Jesus Christ,

For all the benefits which you have given me;

For all the pains and insults which you have borne for me. O most merciful Redeemer, Friend, and Brother;

May I know you more clearly; May I love you more dearly; May I follow you more nearly; Day by day.

The whole purpose of Christian discipleship is to know God more thoroughly; to love him more devotedly; to serve him more loyally; each passing day. Living out this prayer makes us become

friends of God through Jesus Christ.

You may like to include the prayer of Saint Richard in with your daily devotions for the next week or so.

Use it with the special intention of deepening your commitment as a follower of Jesus.

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God is at our centre

Whoever wants to save his own life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it (Luke 9.24). “Clearly Jesus is saying that when we try and hide ourselves from the hurt and grief of daily life we are running the risk of losing the essential... read more

About Sunday Journal

Sunday Journal is a non-demoninational religious publication which presents the texts of the lectionary in everyday, relatable language to all.  Written and produced over 35 years by the Reverend Brian Haig for as a quarterly print magazine, Sunday Journal is now available online.

Featuring notes, commentary and reflections in everyday English, Sunday Journal is a starting point for lay people and ministers alike to discover more about the Word of God and to share it with others.

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