Let Us Pray

Pray without ceasing. 1 Th 5:17

National Prayer Movement

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this (Isaiah 9:6-7).

We are preparing our hearts and our minds to commemorate the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in the way that feels most genuine and most meaningful to each of us.  Christ is our Emmanuel – God is with us.  We are never alone – for we have died, therefore our lives are hidden with Christ in God, so let’s not get caught up with the things that are going on around us: let us remain focused on the things above (Colossians 3:2-3).  As we share the love of God, and reflect on His precious gift of salvation to the world, let us avoid materialism, over-indulgence and spending beyond our means.

 

Prayer Points

  • Those who are lonely, alone, homeless or in abusive relationships during this winter and during this festive season. Pray that they will be comforted, and that God will send provision and protection to the vulnerable in our communities.  Pray that God will use us as instruments of His, that we may reflect the glory of God and look for opportunities where we can bring change to those whom the Lord sends into our lives.
  • Pray for those who have been bereaved, that the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, will draw near to them and envelope them in their grief (Matthew 5:4).
  • Pray for those who are unwell, and in need of physical, emotional or spiritual healing (Isaiah 58:8).
  • Pray for the Church, as we close the door to 2016 and prepare our hearts and minds for the year to come. Pray that we will change – for we must change if we are to do the will of Christ and fulfil the desire of His heart towards his people. Pray that we will commit to the process of change – no matter how painful, no matter how uncomfortable and no matter how demanding of our time, our resources and our talents it may prove to be.
  • Pray for the “21 Days of Prayer.” scheduled for January 2017: that as we fast, pray and spend time in the presence of the Lord, that we will break up the fallow ground in our hearts and minds. Pray that as a body, we will be united in purpose, of one mind and one accord, in order to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and break every yoke.
  • Pray that we will no longer be focused inwardly on ourselves, but focused on establishing the Kingdom of God here on earth.
  • Pray that God’s Kingdom come, and His will be done in our lives, in our homes, in our churches, in our schools, in our places of work, in our government, in our media and in our places of entertainment.
  • “Thy Kingdom Come:” A Global Wave of Prayer – May 25th – June 4th A call to prayer across the world from the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop of York, and the Presidents of Churches Together to Christians of every denomination in England and around the world.  Let us pray for unity within the Kingdom, and that the Holy Spirit will be given freedom to anoint, deliver, heal and to save as we come together.
  • Pray for Pastor Alex Kufuor who is currently suffering the passing of his dear wife.
  • Pray for the family of Minister Joyce Grant former Pastor at Clapton, London, who has recently passed away.
  • Pray for Pastors Gloria Morris & Bernard and Maureen Morris and Family, who are experiencing the loss of Deacon J T Morris.
  • Pray for our Senior Pastors & Companions Conference on 27-29 January 2017.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

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