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Friday 17 September 21

Psalm 103:1-2 NLT:

1 Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.

2 Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.

1 Peter 5:7 TPT:

7 Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you.

Praise and thanksgiving

  • Including sharing any answered prayers/testimonies

Focus on BMS World Mission

(Based on the BMS Prayer Guide prayer points for the first few weeks of September 2021)

  • Bangladesh: In 2020, Bangladesh was hit by Cyclone Amphan. This 'one-in-20-year' flood was the fifth time in two decades the country had been hit.
    1. Every year many people across Bangladesh suffer from dengue fever and other mosquito-borne diseases. Please pray that the mosquitoes can be kept under control and that medical care is available to those needing it.
    2. As monsoon season comes to an end, pray that the communities devastated by flooding will have the support and resources needed to rebuild lives.
    3. Please pray that God will call and inspire young people to become Christian leaders and mission workers. Pray that BMS workers Louise and Peter Lynch will be kept safe as they travel to train these young people.
    4. Praise God that new communities are responding to the gospel and pray for the new pastors as they begin work to support these new believers.
  • People on the move: Among some of the world's most vulnerable people are those who have been forced to leave their homes because of war, environmental devastation and persecution.
    1. BMS participates in different networks that support refugee and migrant communities moving across Europe, through discipleship, community cohesion, education, livelihoods training or women's health projects. Thank God for this work.
    2. Pray for members of the refugee community who have found life-giving hope in Christ as they have been loved and cared for on their difficult journeys.
    3. Many people arriving in Europe in search of a better life come from countries where BMS works, including Afghanistan, Lebanon and Chad. Pray that through our partners we can build a better life in those places.
  • BMS Community: Caring Christians who enable mission through prayer, giving, volunteering and advocacy.
    1. Please pray for wisdom for the BMS candidate board: volunteers who collectively help to discern and test the call of those applying to serve overseas with BMS.
    2. Pray for volunteers who participate in different challenges and events to raise money for BMS. Pray for creativity, energy and success for those taking part!
    3. Pray for ministers and church leaders in the UK. Pray that they would be equipped and inspired to encourage those they lead to follow the Great Commission.

COVID 19

  • Give thanks that most schools have settled back well with most areas of school life 'back to normal'. May this continue.
  • Wisdom for those looking at all areas of winter vaccination plans
  • Pray for those that have been separated from loved ones in other countries for the last 18 months.
  • Pray for the government as they consider their winter plans.
  • NHS workers and social care workers under continued pressure.
  • Vaccine roll-out across the world.

World

  • Afghanistan: those that have fled would find a safe a welcoming home. Safety and peace for those left behind.
  • Climate crisis: governments and individuals would take it seriously.

UK

  • Churches would work together to support the needs of their local communities in these challenging times.
  • Wisdom, insight and a spirit of creativity for churches as we move into this new (post-pandemic) season. New opportunities!
  • Revival!

Our Church

  • Thanks that more and more people are returning and for the many new attenders over the last year.
  • Give thanks that some children's work has begun. Pray for all those involved and for more helpers.
  • Youth
  • Those unwell, those grieving
  • Search for new minister
  • Croydon Refugee Day Centre

For ourselves and each other - prayer requests


Friday 10 September 21

Prayer points:

Pray for UK Government

  • For the Governments proposal for Social Care and NHS funding
  • Pray for wisdom in the handling of asylum seekers crossing the channel
  • Handling of Covid matters particularly with schools returning and opening up of social events
  • With increase in infections as we head into winter and the possibility of further lockdown

World

  • Pray for the ongoing situation in Afghanistan
  • Pray for countries suffering from extreme weather events
  • Pray for countries needing Covid vaccines
  • Pray for the persecuted church around the world

Prayer for WCBC

  • Pray for children's and youth work restarted
  • Pray for the leadership team restarting after the summer break and in particular for the search for a new pastor
  • Pray for all who are ill- physical, spiritual or mental
  • Pray for continued financial resources for the church

Refugee Day Centre

  • For the continued donations received and in particular Harvest festival gifts in coming weeks
  • Prayer for the workers and keep them safe from infection

Sunday 5 September 21

Prayer points:

Praise and Thanks: for who God is.

  • For our salvation through Jesus Christ.
  • For the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

WCBC: thanks we can sing again.

  • For a new pastor.
  • For the children and youth work now restarting.
  • For Little Jewels.
  • For ongoing building maintenance.
  • For finances.
  • For the ill and bereaved.

Croydon Refugee Day Centre: for volunteers.

  • Thanks for generous donations of clothes and for wisdom of when to say no .
  • For our Christian witness to those in need.

UK: wisdom this autumn concerning the pandemic.

  • Children and young peoples� education.
  • The elimination of knife crime and other violence.
  • The NHS.

Japan: For Martie and Jen.

  • That 1 million Japanese will come to Christ this year.
  • For the remaining 2 days of the Paralympics.

Afghanistan: for those who have fled.

  • That the UK will grant asylum to Christians in Afghanistan �see Barnabas Fund Campaign.
  • That the current drought which is causing food shortages will end and overseas aid continue.
  • That one day it will be safe for Afghans to return to their country.

North Korea: for secret workers keeping 90,000 North Korean believers alive with food, and supplying bibles.

  • For estimated 50 to 70,000 Christians imprisoned in labour camps.
  • For protection from covid. People are so malnourished that they die quickly of covid.

Madagascar: for 1 million facing starvation due to drought since September 2020-thought to be due to climate change.

Nigeria: For better government.

  • For an end to the murder or abduction of thousands of Christians since 1.1.2021.
  • For an end to the materialism that has gripped the churches of the south.

Friday 27 August 21

Prayer points:

Prayer of Thanksgiving

  • Thanking God for his Goodness, Love, protection and answered prayers
  • Opportunity for testimonials

Prayer for WCBC

  • Kids & Youth ministry
  • Home Groups
  • Sunday Services (visiting ministers)
  • Romanian & Iranian Church's

Prayer for RDC

  • The Church Family (healing, mental health, work, financial difficulties, relationships & return to school, college and university)

Prayer for Croydon Churches

  • Croydon Council (new affordable homes)
  • Croydon University Hospital (CUH) protection for workers and patients, healing and restoration

Prayers for the UK government

  • Wisdom in decision making & dealing with the Afghanistan situation.

Prayer for the Church in:

  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • North Korea
  • Nigeria
  • ...

Friday 20 August 21

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to your name, O most High; To declare your lovingkindness in the morning, and your faithfulness every night;

Psalm 92 vs 1-2

1 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.
6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;

Psalm 95

WCBC

  • Let us thank God for our various services and activities in WCBC;
  • Let us pray for grace and wisdom from above to guide us as we resume children and youth activities in the building from next month;
  • Let us pray for more labourers for the work of God in WCBC;
  • Pray for healing and restoration for all who are sick - physical, spiritual and mental;
  • Let us pray for all who have been bereaved in WCBC - for God's comfort and strength
  • Pray for God's provisions for all struggling financially or job-wise;
  • Pray for the different age-groups in our church family - children, youths, adults and elderly - that God will reach each group in their areas of need;
  • Pray for our children and youths as they return to school/colleges for a new session, for God's glory and grace upon them, and for protection from peer pressure etc;
  • Pray that God's will be done as we seek a new senior minister;
  • Let us pray down the glory of God upon WCBC - we read Haggai 2:9 and declare it upon WCBC;

UK

  • Let us pray for truth and justice to prevail in our nation;
  • Let us pray that in this new climate of 'no restrictions', God will keep us safe and protected under His shadow;
  • Let us pray Amos 5: 24 upon this nation;
  • Let the glory of God move over this land as the waters cover the sea;
  • Let us pray that a mighty revival will come upon this land and spiritual yokes/barriers be broken in the mighty name of Jesus;
  • Pray for restoration to families and marriages;
  • Pray for economic revival in the land, and that businesses (whether small scale or otherwise) will all be revived;
  • Let Christians everywhere declare the counsel of God with boldness, and not hide our light;

UK government

  • Let us pray for the PM and all in authority in UK, so we may live in quietness and peace with all godliness;
  • Pray for integrity and righteousness by our leaders;
  • Let us pray for Christians in government, in parliament etc - that the light of Jesus will be seen in them as they live as His ambassadors;
  • Let us pray that the fear of God will rule in the heart of our leaders, so they do right;
  • Pray that ungodly laws in this land be cancelled and the fear of God rule everywhere, as we claim this nation for Jesus;
  • Pray for Queen Elizabeth, God's comfort and strength on her and peace in her wider family;

Our World

  • We pray for healing of the nations - physically, economically and spiritually;
  • We pray for an end to transmission of coronavirus and all its variants worldwide in the name of Jesus;
  • We pray for persecuted Christians everywhere - in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, North Korea and so on;
  • We pray that the light of Christ that has shone upon Japan throughout the weeks of Olympics will continue and revival fire will spread everywhere to bring many to Christ and that the powers of culture and tradition in the land are broken;
  • Pray for the peace of Jerusalem;

Friday 13 August 21

Prayer points:
  1. Pray for:
    • The healing of the sick
    • Those in authority to make the right decision during this time of uncertainty with the spike in the new strain of coronavirus
    • Forgiveness
    • Not to harbor offense or rejection
    • the healing of our hearts
    • Restoration and reconciliation
  2. Pray for Mercy and Favour
  3. Breakthrough Prayers for Marriages that are currently facing difficulties.
  1. Pray for a greater understanding of God's love
  2. Pray for believers to walk in God's love towards each other
  3. Pray for the church to have a greater love for the lost
  4. Pray for church leaders to grow in God's love towards their teams, congregations, and the lost.
  5. Pray for the spirit of wisdom and revelation to rest upon the church.
  6. Pray for humble hearts and humility.
    • Pray that the church as a whole will walk in humility towards each other and the lost.
    • Pray for protection for the church against pride and offense.
  7. Pray for the church to fall more in love with Jesus.

Friday 6 August 21

22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 2:22-23

Praise the Lord!

  • For his never-ending love, compassion, grace, mercy, and faithfulness.
  • Thank Him for sustaining us through all life's ups and downs.

COVID 19

  • Give thanks that the number of new cases in the UK continues to fall.
  • We would all remain cautious and vigilant as the numbers are still high
  • For those that are very anxious about restrictions being lifted (complex health problems, mental health issues)
  • Businesses and industries to make good recovery
  • Wisdom and insight for scientists and doctors as they research and make recommendations and plan ahead
  • Wisdom for leaders over travel restrictions
  • Vaccine roll out in this country and across the world

World

  • Olympics/Paralympics.
  • Tokyo's battle with COVID.
  • Inspirational!
  • Mission opportunities
  • Wildfires in Greece. Increase in extreme weather. Climate change issues
  • Any particular countries/issues on our hearts.

UK

  • Leaders of all the nations to work together particularly over COVID and Brexit issues
  • Those struggling and anxious about money and housing
    • Lack of affordable housing and council housing. Extremely poor living conditions.
    • Furlough schemes ending leading to job losses/insecurity
    • Energy price increases
    • Universal Credit to reduce in October
  • Young people during school holidays
  • 10 years since London riots
  • Impact on Croydon still being felt

Our Church

  • Family of Mrs Harvey and all those who have lost loved ones during this season
  • Search for new minister
  • Thanks for all the guest ministers and speakers over the last 18 months
  • All to be committed to enquiring of the Lord as we move forward together
  • For leadership team as plans are made for September-December to hopefully be more 'normal'
  • Children and Youth ministry
  • Building relationships
  • CRDC

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