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.)