Lord of the Morning

By Frank Topping

Meditations by the well known broadcaster on the hope and joy that morning brings.

ISBN: 9780718823375


For Frank Topping, the beginning of the day is not all sunrise and rural scenes. It is toast and marmalade, busy streets and crowded trains. But it is also a sense of trust, hope and reassurance, because he believes there is always much more to the morning than rush and bustle.

“It seemed as if this had been written specially for me,” That was the most frequently repeated phrase when listeners to Radio 2 wrote to the BBC asking for a copy of the script of Frank Topping’s morning meditations on Pause for Thought. “What made me decide to broadcast them regularly,” says Frank, “was the huge response from listeners – literally thousands.”

In the Frank Topping series, the Lutterworth Press has published many of his most popular radio meditations. These collections of thoughts and prayers remain a pleasure to use and also a handy reference for those who want to find their favourite meditation.

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Dimensions197 × 130 mm


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About the Author

Before being ordained to the Methodist ministry in 1970, Frank Topping worked in the theatre and television, both as a producer and a performer. He then worked for BBC Radio Bristol before moving to BBC London in 1974. He is known not only through his radio broadcasts but also because of his West End partnership with Donald Swan in ‘Swann and Topping’ and his television series ‘Topping on Sunday’.


1. Joy
2. A New Beginning
3. Panic!
4. Purpose
5. Other People’s Problems
6. Being Alone
7. Money Worry
8. Discontent
9. Friendship
10. God Be In My Head
11. Anger
12. Reconciliation
13. Too Busy To Love
14. Intercession
15. Forgiveness
16. Who – Me?
17. Hearing Aids and Walking Sticks
18. Feeling Tired
19. Daily Work
20. Busy Doing Nothing
21. Tomorrow and Its Needs
22. My World
23. Being Alive
24. I Wish I hadn’t Done That
25. A Day To Remember
26. Children
27. New Year

Epilogue: The Voyage of the Miller

Endorsements and Reviews

… the language is simple, direct, beautiful.