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Friday 5 August 22

Proverbs 29:18 - NIV
Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Thanksgiving:

  • For all God is doing in our lives.
  • For West Croydon Baptist Church.
  • For the rest many of us are enjoying the Summer.
  • For Denzil and Jamima.

West Croydon Church:

  • For the calling of all of us as volunteers.
  • For the protection of the building from break ins etc.
  • For the hiring and use of all rooms in the church.
  • For people in our church in need of healing and help.
  • That all the worship teams be inspired by the Holy Spirit.
  • That newcomers be welcomed and gifts be identified and encouraged.
  • For cooperation with other churches.
  • That the congregation be truly rested and restored during this August.
  • That Denzil and Jamima be truly rested this August.

Refugee Day Centre:

  • For those who come during this August for food.
  • For all volunteers.
  • For the continuing transformation of RDC ready for September.

Croydon.

  • No more knife crime.
  • Excellent governance from the Council.
  • Proper preparation by the council for care of rough sleepers this Winter.
  • Outreach every Saturday by New Life.

Government:

  • That the right Person be chosen to be next Prime Minister.
  • That the right decisions be made about the economy and cost of living.
  • That net zero carbon emission be central and not watered down.
  • That correct decisions be made as regards Russia and China.

Ukraine:

  • That there be much more dissent and protest in Russia against the war.
  • That moral in the Russian army break down making the war impossible.
  • That the counter offensive planned by Ukraine in Kherzon be successful with the minimum of bloodshed.
  • That the grain ships continue to leave Odessa without hindrance.

Friday 22 July 22

LET US PRAY - Ephesians 6:18 - NIV
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people.

ALWAYS FIRST GIVING THANKS - Psalm 107:21 - NIV

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.

UK LEADERSHIP - NEW PRIME MINISTER

  • Praying for those in authority that God will direct their hearts and minds
  • Asking for God's direct intervention in the voting for the new Prime Minister
  • Asking for God's direct intervention in the appointment of MPs
  • For leaders who uphold truth, integrity, justice - even if it's not popular
  • God's wisdom, discernment, knowledge....

GLOBAL WARMING

  • Remembering that we are tasked to be stewards of God's world and its resources - help us Lord
  • Unusual weather, although good for some... disaster for others - floods, wild fires ect
  • Climate justice which seeks to help the poorer countries who suffer the most, with appropriate aid

RDC /MIGRANT SITUATION

  • As the RDC transitions to a new format in keeping with the space and resources available going forward
  • For those RDC guests that may be in need during August when the centre will be closed (except for food parcels)
  • Those involved in the clear up and packing away of clothing and other items
  • Migrants still arriving, desperate for a new life, despite the new agreement with Rwanda

REST & RELAXATION

  • Thank God for periods of well needed rest (Psalm 23)
  • For those on holiday or planning to have some time out with the family
  • That their travel plans will not be disrupted in any way

OUTREACH/EVANGELISM

  • Lord give us an eagerness to spread the gospel
  • Holy spirit helping us to see the opportunities
  • Engaging with behaviour that is full of love, speech seasoned with salt and full of grace
  • God's blessing on events such as the KIVI storming on 30th July and at the one at New Life Christian Centre .

PERSECUTED CHURCH IN THE UK

  • Christians persecuted at their places of work
  • Christians persecuted during street evangelism
  • Organisations like Christian Concern who work tirelessly to achieve justice for such individuals

Friday 15 July 22

Psalm 90: 1-2
A prayer of Moses the man of God.

1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
2 Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the whole world,
from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.

Christian witness

  • Franklin Graham at the ExCel Centre on 16th July.
  • That the Gospel will be clearly heard, and many come to faith in Jesus.
  • For all the preparation required to bring things together on the day.
  • For the security of the event and the safety of all who attend.

The Government

  • That integrity and honesty will be restored to it.
  • The Conservative Leadership elections taking place - Pray for God's hand upon it.
  • For the ongoing work of the Government during this period.

Croydon

  • Pray for God to move mightily in this town.
  • For the Mayor of Croydon.
  • For the continued development of the town centre.
  • For the Council to be wise in its spending.
  • Pray for the Church to be a witness within the town.
  • For men, women, and children to come to Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

World events

  • To continue to pray for peace and an end to the war in Ukraine.
  • To pray for other nations and situations that are close to your heart.
  • To pray for Zimbabwe which has inflation of almost 200%.
  • Zimbabwean doctors and nurses are on strike because the Government has no money to pay them.
  • There are reports of Zimbabwean youth who are unemployed becoming addicted to unconventional substances in a bid to get high.

The Church

  • The Women of Faith meeting on Zoom taking place on Saturday 16/07/22.
  • For our new minister - Denzil.
  • For members to step forward within the Church, to support the Church and its ministries within it.
  • For the Church members meetings especially as quorums need to be met in order for meetings to go ahead.
  • Pray for the continued ministry each week through the services.
  • Pray for the continued work of the CRDC.

Friday 8 July 22

Jeremiah 29 vv 13+14
If you will seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you, declares the Lord

With war, famine, disease and political upheaval in many places, God continues to shake our world. Let us pray for:

Christian witness

such as that of Franklin Graham at the ExCel Centre on 16th July

  • that the Gospel will be gladly heard and many come to faith in Jesus
  • for all the preparation required to bring things together on the day
  • for the security of the event and the safety of all who attend

The Government

as it comes to the end of a very difficult week

  • that integrity and honesty will be restored to it
  • that it will be able to take steps to counter the spiral of rising prices
  • that there will be an end to the passing of laws that go against God's ways for a nation

World leaders

  • integrity and honesty for them
  • particular situations in their own countries
  • their response to the situation in Ukraine

Nigeria

Just one country of many where the persecution of Christians by extremists in on the increase

  • that God will strengthen those who live with the threat of persecution and death and comfort those who have been bereaved
  • that governments and security forces will be able to successfully combat extremist terrorism

Friday 24 June 22

Prayer points:
  1. For unity amid diversity-loving those with whom we have nothing in common but the gospel.

  2. For faithful elders would use Scripture to train members to do the work of ministry.

  3. That a hunger for studying the gospel would form among members so that they can guide and guard one another in it.

  4. That transparent, meaningful relationships would become normal and remaining anonymous strange.

  5. That the preaching of God's Word-that it would be biblically careful and Holy Spirit imbued.

  6. That elders would remain above reproach, kept from temptation, complacency, idols, and worldliness.

  1. That the church's prayers would be infused with biblical ambitions, honesty, and humility.

  2. That the church's primary teachers grow in dedication to God's Word even when no one's watching. 9.For the healing of mind, body and soul.

  3. For peace in the world.

  4. For persecuted Christians.

  5. For the government and those in authority.


Friday 17 June 22

Prayer points:

Forever God is faithful, forever God is strong, Forever God is with us, Forever and ever ... By the grace of God we will carry on His love endures forever and ever ...

Sing Praise, Think Praise: Let us begin by giving praise and thanksgiving to our Lord God for his loving kindness and faithfulness for answered and unanswered prayers.

Short testimonies and thanksgiving on the Father's love for us

WCBC

Home news/church ministries/visiting preachers (last week - Psalm 121 (wow!)

Youth work: Sunday school and return of the younger age group/Elderly and home worship; The Leadership - God's overall protection for the body of Christ and their families

Charitable organisations/Home and abroad

RDC

The refugee crisis:
UKRAINE: fall-out from the war: economically and politically (global financial de-stabilisation and food shortages for many countries - inflation/financial markets People trafficking ('the Global conflict')

The Government, our Democracy, the BBC

As Christians what other practical or moral responsibilities do we have. Local issues (rail travel and relations with the Unions)

NHS

The Persecuted Church


Friday 10 June 22

Prayer points:

New Minister

  • We thank God for Denzell Larbi
  • Pray for him and his preparation for his new ministry
  • Pray for the leadership team as they prepare for his coming among us

RDC

  • Pray for those in leadership and helpers with increased numbers of migrants.
  • Pray that supplies to help the ministry will continue.
  • Pray for trustees.

Her Majesty the Queen

  • Pray for her continued health and well being

Government

  • Cost of living crisis
  • Delays in treatment at the NHS
  • No 10 will recover from the challenge to their leadership

Ukraine

  • Pray that a path to peace with Russia
  • Pray for refugees where ever they may be
  • Pray for food supplies on which the west depends

Friday 3 June 22

Prayer points:
  • Praise & Thanksgiving
  • Queen
  • Royal Family
  • Commonwealth

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