Wings of the Morning

By Frank Topping

Verses from the Psalms, the Gospel of St John and the Letter to the Romans are the inspiration for this collection of reflections and prayers.

ISBN: 9780718826758


In this collection of moving meditations, Frank Topping takes as his inspiration verses from the Psalms, St John’s Gospel and St Paul’s letter to the Romans. With his characteristic sensitivity and honesty he explores the well-loved passages and brings to them a new freshness. Beautifully illustrated with line drawings by Cetra Long, this book is ideal for private reading or group discussion.

“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.

Additional information

Dimensions 197 × 130 mm
Pages 80
Illustrations b&w

Trade Information LGEN

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’.


Meditations on the Psalms
1. Mindful of Me
2. I Shall Not Want
3. I Will Not Fear
4. An Oasis of Calm
5. Love Needs No Words
6. A New Song
7. Help Unfailing
8. Forgiving and Forgiveness
9. Knowing Me
10. Wings of the Morning

Meditations on the Gospel of St John
11. Beginning With Light
12. Life in the Spirit
13. Casting Stones
14. The Light of Life
15. But Now I See
16. Opening Doors
17. Sheep and Shepherd
18. Unlock My Life
19. Imitation
20. The Beginning and the End

Meditations on the Letter of St John to the Romans
21. To Pray Unselfishly
22. Standing Firm
23. Backbone
24. Dying to Myself
25. Deliver Me
26. This Child of God
27. Too Deep for Words
28. Who Is Against Us?
29. Seeing Myself
30. Armour of Light

Index of First Lines

Endorsements and Reviews

If you are looking for a book that is deep and a source of reassurance, comfort and yet stimulation, it will be well worth acquiring.
Invicta Radio