Let Us Pray

Pray without ceasing. 1 Th 5:17

National Prayer Movement

Our souls and our spirits cry “Hallelujah” to the Lord our God, for the wonderful start He has given us to 2017. Our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting has effectively loosed the bonds of wickedness, yokes have been broken and oppressed people have been set free (Isaiah 58:6) – thanks be to God. Lives have been changed, ministries have been birthed and anointing has been renewed. During our National Day of Prayer Bishop Tedroy Powell lead our Bishops, Pastors, and Leaders through repentance and we cried out to God on behalf of our marriages, our families, our youth, our nation and our world. This is just the beginning. There remains so much more to be accomplished through the power of prayer, and we are united in purpose as we labour together.

In line with the National Directive, we are focusing on the area of Development and this will be reflected in our prayer focus throughout the coming months, helping to give focus to our churches collaborative work across the year.

Prayer Points

  1. The discovery, development and deployment of Pastors, in a strategic manner, across the UK, including Trainee Pastors, Pastoral Internships, Senior & Associate Pastors and Mentor Pastors. 1 Kings 19:19-21 – Elijah found Elisha, who was busy working at the time. He threw his mantle on him, without saying a word. Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will help our leaders find godly men and women, who are not idle but busy, labouring, and may they cover them with the anointing of God. Then may those who have been called, not verbally persuaded, but convicted in their spirit of their calling, leave all that they know and all that is familiar, and harken the call to service.
  1. The continual enlargement and increase of the national prayer movement, building on the foundation of prayer that has undergirded us as a Church, through the years. Let us pray that each local church will have an established prayer ministry and that the spirit of prayer will sweep through our homes as we rebuild broken altars and seek his face. Let us seek God for prayer lives that reflect the relationship that God desires to have with us. Psalm 55:17, 22.
  1. Our nations and our leaders are in crisis: divided against each other, there is no singular agreement about where to go from here and many fear that we are on the outbreak of nuclear war. The recent events within the US government are having a direct impact on us, and the negotiation of Brexit and our position on the world stage places us in a fragile position as a nation. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 – let us pray earnestly, as never before, for those who are in authority, in the Holy Spirit, regardless of what our carnal minds and our soulish emotions may think or feel about prime ministers, presidents and the like.
  1. Media attention has been focused on Syria; however, the country has been bombed daily by a Saudi-Arabian coalition for nearly one year. The residents are trapped and unable to flee – when the war began in March 2016 all of the country’s exit ports were instantly closed and a blockade imposed on the movement of people and goods. Last week the United Nations announced that Yemen is on the brink of a country-wide famine, with 2.2 million children “acutely malnourished.” Job 5:20 – “In famine He shall redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword.” Let us intercede for the people and the children of Yemen, that God will redeem them and rescue them from death and despair.

National Events: Please pray for the following:

  • Timothy School of Ministries, the first Saturday in each month
  • International marriage week runs from 7th – 14th February
  • COGOP International Stewardship Month (February)
  • Marriage Enrichment Workshop 11th February at COGOP House of Bread Road
  • Region One North Seniors Workshop 11th February at COGOP Wembley
  • Region Three Prostrate Cancer Awareness Day 18th February at COGOP Bristol
  • Region Four Convention 10th – 12th March at COGOP Aberdeen Street
  • Life Conference for Youth, 17th – 19th March COGOP Nechells
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.

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