Friday, April 30, 2010

Give Jesus a TRY, You are invited to House Of Rainbow LONDON 6th May 2010

Give Jesus a TRY, All are Welcome in this place. You are invited to House Of Rainbow Fellowship LONDON, Monthly Prayer and Praise on the 6th May 2010, 6.30pm Call/Text +447507510357 and visit

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Nigerian outcast to appear on "Alternative Perspectives"

Nigerian outcast to appear on "Alternative Perspectives"

MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010 10:36 PM

Rev. Rowland Jide Macaulay will be on LGBT radio show tonight.
Rev. Rowland Jide Macaulay will be the guest via telephone on tonight’s LGBT radio show, “Alternative Perspectives,” on WRFG, 89.3 FM. The show airs from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and can also be streamed live at
Macaulay, who lives in London, was chased out of Lagos, Nigeria, for being openly gay. He will be sharing his story with “Alternative Perspectives” host and long time queer activist, Betty Couvertier.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Rev Jide Visiting Preacher at MCC East London 25th April

Join Rev Jide Macaulay and Rev Margarita De Sousa at the Metropolitan Community Church East London, 5.30pm on the 25th April 2010 for an inclusive Praise and Worship.

Address 159 Mile End Road London E1 4AQ.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Homosexuality and the Black Church

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Prayers For Voters 2010 General Election in UK

Prayers for voters ahead of 2010 General Election in United Kingdom

Loving God

Thank you for caring about how our country is run, and that we have the right to vote for our politicians and government.

But in the run-up to this general election there are so many policies to understand, and so many different points of view to consider -

sometimes I wonder whether there's any point in voting, whether anyone cares what I think.

As I choose who I am going to vote for,

help me not to be cynical about politics and politicians,

help me to remember that my vote can make a difference,

and help me vote for those people who will protect the poor and vulnerable, and do all they can to make our nation a place of fairness and peace.

Because you call us to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with you, our God.


Heavenly Father

source of all truth and wisdom, who knows and loves the whole creation,

watch over our nation at election time:

that truth may prevail over distortion,

wisdom triumph over recklessness

and the concerns of every person be heard.

Lord Jesus,

who chose the way of the cross in the Garden of Gethsemane,

help us to turn our backs on self interest

and to support policies that sustain the poor, the vulnerable and the frightened people of this world.

Holy Spirit,

who brought understanding among myriad peoples and languages at Pentecost,

give to all your people a passion for peace

and inspire us to work for unity and co-operation throughout the world and in our political life together.


Lord, we give thanks for the privileges and responsibilities of

living in a democratic society.

Give us wisdom to play our part at election time,

that, through the exercise of each vote,

your Kingdom may come closer.

Protect us from the sins of despair and cynicism,

guard us against the idols of false utopias

and strengthen us to make politics a noble calling

that serves the common good of all.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ Our Lord.

The Church of England has published prayers and compiled useful information to help voters as they consider their options in the forthcoming General Election.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Prayer Over the Volcanic Ash

Prayer Over the Volcanic Ash

Please join us to pray over the volcanic ash, it is now four days since the news of the volcanic ash eruption.

Flights over the United Kingdom and Nordic countries have been delayed and in many cases suspended after a volcanic eruption have sent tons of particulate matter into the air. Let us pray for the mercy of God and guide the government on the way forward to bring people to their destinations safely.

The gigantic ash cloud hinders visibility to pilots, and in addition the matter can be sucked into plane engines, causing them to stall. The plume has risen between 20,000 feet and 36,000 feet.

Let us pray for the thousands of air travelers all over the world who have been stranded as flights have been cancelled.

Loving God we are thankful for your intervention in our world and we ask you to please help us to move this Ash Cloud further away from the air path in order that flights may resume, that businesses may begin recovery, that people may return home and to work.

Thank you Lord for answered prayers, amen.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Video Response: Love Not Hate

A Response: Love Not Hate by Rev Rowland Jide Macaulay, is a video response to many articles and postings of hate. It is in my view that many people do not speak for an ineffable God with ample generousity of love.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Prayer At Night Time

Most loving God, as we prepare to sleep, we thank you for the day in all its glory, we thank God that the hardship of the day did not consume us, we survive the stress of every moment and we rejoice in the love and strength of God.

The power of God guided us

God's might upheld us

The eye of God looked over us

The ear of God listened to us

The word of God spoke to us

The hand of God defended us

The shield of God protected us

From the snares of demons, from the seduction of the vice, from the wicked desires of our nature, from man or woman, boy or girl who plotted against us, near or afar, alone or with others.

Christ be with us, Christ be before us

Christ be after us, Christ be within us

Christ be beneath us, Christ be above us

Christ be at our right hand and left hand

Christ be in the fort and the chariot

Christ be in our heart as we lay to sleep

For all of this and more we pray, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Unless I see I will not believe By Rev Rowland Jide Macaulay

Unless I see I will not believe By Rev Rowland Jide Macaulay

Malawi Prisoner Steven Monjeza is Seriously ill

Malawi prisoner Steven Monjeza is seriously ill

Not getting medical treatment

Needs urgent hospital care

Please lobby Malawi government now

London - 12 April 2010

"Steven Monjeza is seriously ill in the notorious Chichiri Prison in Blantyre, Malawi. He has been held on remand in an overcrowded, fetid call for over three months, without proper food, sanitation or medical care," reports London-based human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell of OutRage!

Together with his partner, Tiwonge Chimbalanga, Mr Monjeza is on trial on charges of homosexuality.

Mr Tatchell has been sent an urgent appeal from inside the prison, requesting help for Mr Monjeza.

"According to eye-witnesses in the prison, Steven has been vomiting, coughing and suffering from pain and pressure in his chest for 11 days. He looks very ill and has lost weight. People who have seen him fear for his health," said Mr Tatchell.

"The prison authorities have failed to give Steven proper treatment, or even sufficient pain-killers. His pain-killers ran out on 10 April.

"My informant says Mr Monjeza urgently needs to go to hospital for a full medical examination and treatment. His health is likely to deteriorate further unless he gets swift medical care.

"Mr Monjeza is being held in a cell with a dozen other men. There is not enough space to sleep comfortably. Chichiri prison was built for 800 prisoners. It currently holds around 2,000 inmates. All are suffering.

"Toilet and shower facilities are deficient. Mr Monjeza receives only two meals a day. It is always the same maize porridge with beans, which has low nutritional value.

"Steven and Tiwonge are being held on remand. They have not been convicted of any offence. Yet they are being treated like criminals and imprisoned with hardened felons convicted of serious crimes.

"Requests by Mr Monjeza and Mr Chimbalanga for bail have been turned down, even though people convicted of violent assaults, even murder, have been previously granted bail. It looks like they are being singled out for special victimisation.

"We ask you to lobby the Malawian Ambassador in your country. Ask him or her to press the government of Malawi to transfer Mr Monjeza to hospital and provide him with medical treatment. Thank you," said Mr Tatchell.

See background to the case and details of the London protest in support of Steven and Tiwonge here:

Friday, April 9, 2010

We Have A Great High Priest

We have a Great High Priest

Hebrew 4:14-16 “Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. 15For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. 16Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

This is an announcement of hope, anticipation, optimism, and expectation for many people who may have lost hope or dissipated on the notion that Jesus died for all our weaknesses. A failure to acknowledge that from the beginning of creation God’s love for humankind never shifted.

Whatever we may be going through in our daily lives and uphill struggles, Jesus has been through it or it is safe to say that Jesus is going through the difficult times with us, shares our pains and burdens, our joys and triumphs. Our confession, that Jesus is Lord of all requires renewal with clarity of our faith in the divine intervention of the almighty God.

Let me take more time to analyse this passage for a better understanding;
a) Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God; There is no misunderstanding on the superiority of Jesus, there is no confusion about his Excellency, the son of God, he has passed through heaven and earth, so there is nothing we are going to pass through that he has not experienced.
b) Let us hold fast to our confession; Our confession in God and Jesus is the confession of our faith and honour of the creator. “For without faith it is impossible to please God for whoever comes to God must believe that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek God”. Hebrew 11:6
c) For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses; Jesus sympathises with all of humanity, where there are pains and calamities, where there are aches and perils, Jesus is there. Jesus is the only high priest who is capable of transcending our turmoil to serenity, our mourning to dancing and sorrow to joy.
d) But we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin; Christ stood the test for our victory, Jesus paid the price for our liberation, redemption, and freedom, Jesus is the child of God without blemish nor sin, there are no tests under the sun and or on earth that Jesus had not passed for our sake, with this in mind we must find a place in our heart for celebration of the sanctity of our souls.
e) Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness; We should therefore come with boldness and not fear, with rejoicing and not sadness, courage and not cowardice, when we come with boldness and faith we are guaranteed a higher measure of success, testimony and victory.
f) So that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need; When we fulfil all of the proscribed notions in these verses, we are rewarded with mercy and grace, which meets our help in time of need, including grace to help ourselves and each other.

I am encouraged by the verses shared in this reflection and it is my hope and prayer that an extension of this love and grace of God will be given to all regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, disabilities, wealth and so on.

More love more power
Rowland Jide Macaulay