Thoughts of my good friend, Lindsay, the “Prayer-warrior and the Prophet”) who sadly died the other day

Thoughts of my good friend, Lindsay, "the prophet and the prayer-warrior"

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Song from Lindsay’s funeral : Gisborne, New Zealand 17th Jan 2015

Lindsay McIlraith (“The Prayer-warrior and The Prophet”): A highly colourful and likeable person… and good friend of many.

Here are some of his “timeless wisdoms”…

“The Gospel is a simple message for simple people… for their own good.”

“I want to be a nobody for Jesus” (though my friend was one of the “ultimate names-droppers”)

As my good friend Lindsay, ‘the prophet and prayer-warrior says: “When a person goes to church, you take God TO church with you.

“The Spirit that made the world is in you, but first it has to be activated.”

“Get yourself right with Jesus, that’s the issue, man…and everything else in your life then fits into place”

“Get your next ‘fix’ from Jesus. It costs you nothing…except for his life!”

“Don’t tell people so much about Jesus, show them His Spirit living in and through you.”

Another quote : Springbok rugby tour to New Zealand (1981)
“Are you for the tour or against it?”
“I’m for Jesus, man!”

“Don’t talk shop, just show love.”

“You don’t go to church to be with God, you take God to church with you.”

And his classic, my favourite…

“I get up to pray at 3.30 every morning, to beat Satan. He’s a lazy ‘bugger’, who likes to sleep in!”

– thoughts of my good friend, Lindsay (‘The Prayer-warrior and The Prophet’)

RIP, Lindsay

Your generous and loving spirit lives on

fill me with a ‘triple helping’ of Your Infinite Spirit today”

– Lindsay McIlraith, Gisborne, New Zealand


For video of Lindsay at Tolaga Bay see 


Lindsay on right with his good friend, Steve
and  some thoughts of our good friend, “the Prayer-warrior and  the Prophet”
Click on 

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand


Author: craig lock

About the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his life’s savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for "many moons". However, through a rather strange (and unique) set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (now 300 + on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has run a run a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!) at the local Polytechnic. He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet. He has many varied interests and passions and is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season.". True! from For Craig’s books see AMAZON at ... but rather GO to ?? When the writer is no more, the value of your purchase will soar." All proceeds go to the needy and underprivileged… and a charity (most worthy-Bill and I) “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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