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This month's prayer points

Prayer points for February 2021

Praise God for:

  • For the number of unbelievers who heard the gospel through the series of evangelistic videos and crib videos over Advent.
  • For the spirit of humility within the leadership and the congregation that has allowed us to adapt services and gatherings as Covid-19 restrictions have changed.
  • The provision of the community centre to meet in and the technology needed to stream.
  • The encouragement of Home Groups and the numbers engaging.
  • Safety and strength in this difficult time

Keep praying for:

  • A rebuilding of momentum as we meet together on Zoom on a Sunday morning and as we gather physically on a Sunday afternoon. 
  • Zeal, enthusiasm and vision as we seek to continue to proclaim the gospel to people around us during lockdown. Pray especially for the Network Christianity Explored course
  • Our sermon series’ in Isaiah and 1 Timothy – that we might know God better and live well as a local church in response
  • Our Easter plans and passion sermon series build-up.
  • Our connection and support to the world-wide church

 

Open Doors prayer points

  • Praise God that "Prisoner 42" found freedom and safety outside North Korea. Thank God that he knows her by name and calls her his own.
  • Please remember the thousands of North Korean believers who remain in prison camps. Pray that, even in the face of great suffering, they would know and experience God's sustaining presence.
  • There are an estimated 300,000 - 500,000 secret Christians in North Korea. Please pray that, as they worship in underground churches, their faith will be emboldened with a spirit not of fear, but of power and of love.
  • Visit the Open Doors website for more videos and prayer points: https://opendoorsuk.org/resources/prayer

Christ Church Newland

  • Praise God for His sustaining grace in the first six months of Christ Church Newland.
  • Give thanks for our 'Food Pantry' and 'Family Fund' that have been able to provide much needed help in the current climate.
  • Praise God for so many gifted and servant-hearted people who have worked so hard to help the church get established.
  • Ask the Lord to increase our zeal in evangelism and that He would open new doors of opportunity for us.
  • Pray that the Lord would incline people's heart to join a small group.
  • Pray the Lord would grant the Elders and Leadership Team an increased measure of wisdom and grace as we seek to navigate the way forward.

 

Christ Church Orchard Park

  • Thank God for the real unity in this newly established church
  • Thank God for the great impact our Luke 10-12 series had through small groups and sermons last term.
  • Thank God for connections we were able to make over Christmas and the sharing of the gospel.
  • Please pray for continued opportunities to make new connections with local people in the next few months
  • Please pray we would be fired into service for Jesus locally as a church through our 1 Thessalonians series
  • Please pray both for wisdom in our outreach plans longer term and also during lockdown (online etc.)