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Prayer Points for Friday 5th June 2020

Setting the scene

On 20th March I called for a National Day of Prayer, not only for the UK, but also for others who live further afield.  A few days after it was over two friends contacted me and asked if I would do a National Prayer Day every Friday, and asked if I would continue to give some pointers each week for prayer.  After prayer, I took up the challenge of doing just that.  Please listen to my original video calling for prayer if you haven’t heard it already – it sets the scene for what we would want to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_w9dLCcSOY

 

I am writing this when the news is filled with protests, violence and riots not just in the USA, but also in our own nation and nations across the world.  Racism should never be accepted, in any shape or form.  However, what many of us have not understood is how deep the pain and hurt is that many people carry every day in their own hearts.  I look at the faces of people on the TV, as they pour out their hurt, anger and confusion in their tears and in their words.  My own heart cries against the injustice we are seeing every day.  Let’s pray for our world, but also let’s remember that the enemy is behind all of this.  He wants to divide so let’s pray as Jesus prayed in John 17 for immense unity in our world.  Our world is in pain, many are hurting, crying, in fear, lonely and hitting out at whoever is in their way.  Instead of criticizing what we see, let’s pray for peace, but not just a shallow peace, instead let’s pray for a deep peace – the kind that passes all understanding.  Remember the enemy comes to kill and destroy, but our God comes to bring a completely different Spirit.  One of love, peace, yet filled with immense power.  Power to change things from within so that there is a completely different heart and mindset – lets pray for those things for our world.

 

As I said last week, let’s soak ourselves in the Lord and take up the task of praying, knowing that when the enemy spits venom, the Lord opens his mouth as the Lion of Judah and all he needs to do is to roar.  Let’s hear the roar of the Lion of Judah in our mind and heart as we pray strong prayers – remembering that the weakest saint on his knees shakes the enemy with fear.

 

Let’s not forget that our battle/struggle is not against flesh and blood but against rulers, authorities, powers and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Let’s remember as it says in 2 Cor 10: that we do not wage war as the world does.  The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world, on the contrary they have divine power to demolish strongholds.  Let’s fight this battle with the Lord on our knees…let’s pray like never before.

 

Let’s do what King Jehoshaphat did when facing a strong, vast and violent army, he sent out the singers first to praise God and as they sang their songs of praise, God won the battle.  God told them that the battle was not theirs but was his (2 Chronicles 20:15).  So, let’s sing Heal Our Nation – https://soundcloud.com/nancygoudie/heal-our-nation over our nation and over our world and remember that God is fighting this battle for us and that victory is ours.  Praise God.   

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 5th JUNE:-       

  • Let’s praise God that the death rate continues to fall. In the region I live in yesterday there was only one death because of Coronavirus.  Let’s pray we get to the place where there are no more precious lives taken because of this terrible virus.  Let’s continue to praise God that the R Rate is still below 1 and pray that it remains that way even though many of the businesses, shops, schools etc., are all opening up.  For many of us it might seem that everything is opening up a little too quickly, so let’s pray that the virus does not take hold again.  Let’s pray that people will continue to social distance and adhere to the government guidelines.  Let’s pray as the rules are relaxed, that all will be well and that we will see no more people infected and no more heartache.

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for the government – pray for integrity and wisdom. The Bible tells us to pray for those in authority over us and how we need to pray for Boris Johnson and his cabinet and all the MP’s in our government right now.  Pray for unity.  Pray for health and strength for them all.  As I said last week, continue to pray for them as though they were your own family.  They need our prayers, whether they recognise it or not.  Pray that those who are Christians would stand up at this time and speak out words of wisdom.  You can see on the faces of the government the huge strain that they are under, so leave aside your politics and pray sincerely for them.  Extend compassion, kindness and grace even if you don’t agree with every decision they make. Let your heart cry God soaked prayers for the government and for the opposition parties too.  Pray for unity in fighting this virus together.

 

  • Let’s praise God for the NHS and for all those who work in it. Pray for doctors, nurses, carers, cleaners, reception staff etc.  Pray for health and strength for all who work in hospitals or care homes.  They have had to bear the brunt of all that has happened and they all deserve a medal.  Many have paid with their lives because of this virus.  Let’s pray for their families some of whom have had to deal with their deaths.  Pray for families who have had to deal with not seeing their loved one who works at the NHS or in a care home because they cannot risk giving the virus to them.  Pray for good health and strength for all involved.  Pray against the massive strain it has been on their emotional and mental health.  May they all come to know God and turn to him for their help and strength at this time. Pray for supernatural visits from God in their dreams.

 

  • Let’s praise God for all the keyworkers in supermarkets, in shops, those who work in the police force, those who collect our rubbish etc. Pray for God’s strength for them and pray they will feel valued for what they are doing.  Let’s also pray for teachers – schools are opening this week and there are a lot of questions about this from everyone.  How is it going to work, will it be safe etc.  Pray for safety for the children and that neither the teachers or the children will pass on the virus to each other or to others at home.  Pray that the anxiety over the schools returning will turn people to pray for God’s help.

 

  • Pray for those who are in the black or Asian communities who seem to be higher at risk from the virus. The scientists don’t really know why this is the case but pray for them, pray for their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs.  Pray for them during this time and pray protection on them all.  Pray for the hurts and the pain that will have been highlighted because of all that has happened recently in America.  Pray for justice to prevail and for an end to racism at any level in every country.  Pray that the protests in the USA and in other countries will be peaceful and not continue to turn into riots and anger.  Spend quality time praying and repenting on behalf of the white community who have so often misrepresented God’s love to our world.

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for those who have been abused and damaged by the lockdown we have had. Many are crying behind closed doors.  Pray for them that they will know that their tears are seen by Heaven but also understood by those who can help.  Pray for hope for the hopeless and pray for those struggling with mental health.  Pray too for many who have not been able to see their plans and dreams for 2020 come into being.  For those who had planned to get married this year and now cannot have the wedding of their dreams.  Pray for any unfulfilled expectations that this year may have brought – sometimes this can leave you feeling hopeless, hurt and confused.  Pray that many will discover that God cares about these things and that out of something so bad, he will bring something so good.  Pray for hope in the midst of hopelessness.  Many have been using our email prayer link – it’s been our privilege here at ngm to pray – so do remember to share the prayer link with those who need prayer – prayer@ngm.org.uk

 

  • Pray for our nation and for the nations of the world – there have been so many thousands of deaths across the world – almost 40,000 in the UK – many are in mourning. Pray that as they mourn, they will be comforted and they will know that God stands with them in their mourning.  Pray for peace – the peace that passes all understanding to fall upon them.  Pray for revival – pray that God will continue to move in supernatural power as we pray.  Dare to believe that your prayers are making a massive difference – because the truth is – they are!  Remember the devil shakes with fear when he sees the weakest saint on their knees.  He hates prayer because he knows how much can be accomplished through it – so he will tell you that your prayers will not accomplish much, but they do.  Let’s not listen to the enemy – and dare to press forward in prayer – let’s dare to pray revival prayers for our nation and for our world. 

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

  • Set your phone, your watch, your alarm clock or whatever to remind you to pray throughout the day. I would suggest praying every hour for a few minutes or for as long as you wish, but make a time that is suitable for yourself.
  • Maybe pray for one of the above pointers every hour – or take one for each day of the week.
  • Every time you wash your hands, which should be often – then pray a ‘Heal Our Nation’ prayer – sing or speak the lyrics of ‘Heal our Nation’ and ask God to pour out his Spirit on this land. ‘Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, pour out your Spirit on this land.’  Sing or speak that twice.  And finish with the first line from the verse ‘Lord we long for you to move in power’ – and ask God to move in the UK but also move in our world.  https://soundcloud.com/nancygoudie/heal-our-nation
  • Keep reading Psalm 91, Psalm 121 and Psalm 46 to encourage yourself and your family with the truth of the word of God. Perhaps try meditating on Psalm 62:5-6 – Find rest, O my Soul in God alone; my hope comes from him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress; I will not be shaken.
  • Use the UK Blessing – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtll3mNj5U Play it in your home – make this as a wonderful blessing on you and your family, your children and their children. When you go a walk pray it over your neighbourhood. The song was written in Elevation church, USA. You can watch here and discover how the song came together in the presence of the Lord – no wonder this song is being used at this time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp6aygmvzM4&feature=emb_rel_end

 

It’s been our privilege to pray for many who have used this prayer line – so do share it to those who need prayer – prayer@ngm.org.uk 

We have such an important job right now to be of a different Spirit – to be so soaked in the presence of God that people cannot fail to see his love, his grace, his compassion, his kindness and his peace.  Soak yourselves in the word of God, fill your mind with his words and not with the words from the TV.  Let’s pursue our God in the waterfall of his Spirit and see the pure gold of his presence fall on us all.  Oh, there is no better place to be.  For those who may be interested in going deeper with us here at ngm – we have a breakthrough session happening on 30th June online. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/x/nancy-goudies-spiritual-health-breakthroughs-online-june-30th-tickets-105943818814 We’d love you to join us so that we can all see a God breakthrough in each of us.    

I cannot express just how incredible our God is – I am so grateful to him that we are never on our own – we are surrounded by him all the time.  Keep praying, keep seeking him, keep being engulfed in him – there is no better place to be.  Remember the Lord is awesome and you are incredible – NANCY GOUDIE

Prayer Points for Friday 29th May 2020

Setting the scene

On 20th March I called for a National Day of Prayer, not only for the UK, but also for others who live further afield.  A few days after it was over two friends contacted me and asked if I would do a National Prayer Day every Friday, and asked if I would continue to give some pointers each week for prayer.  After prayer, I took up the challenge of doing just that.  Please listen to my original video calling for prayer if you haven’t heard it already – it sets the scene for what we would want to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_w9dLCcSOY

God is doing so much in our days and the enemy of everything that is good knows it.  Jesus said in John 10:10 that he comes to give us life in all it fulness but that the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy.  He is here to steal our peace, to kill our joy, and to destroy our unity.  Let’s stand in the presence of a holy God and not allow him to do that in our nation and in our world.  The enemy comes to take our attention off what the Lord wants us to do and instead to get disturbed by who is right and who is wrong.  Sometimes when we listen to the news, it feels like we are in a soap opera, and we turn on the TV for the next episode, but the truth is we are not.  What the enemy is doing doesn’t go away when we turn off the TV.  Our world needs Godly wisdom and Heaven-sent peace.   Let’s pray as Jesus did a few chapters later in John 17 – let’s pray for unity in our land. Let’s make it our aim to soak ourselves in the Lord and then take up the task of praying with faith and with real hope that revival will come.   Let’s not give our energies to commenting negatively on each other’s posts on Facebook, instead let’s pray, let’s encourage, let’s forgive and let’s continue to run the race with perseverance and win the prize of seeing our nation transformed by the love and power of God.  Let’s keep our eyes on what the Lord is doing.  Let’s look with our spiritual eyes and not with the natural eyes. We can and must continue to see God move deeply in the hearts of men, women and children all over the world.  God is doing so much – lives are being changed, God is breaking through, let’s not get distracted, instead – let’s pray and praise him for all he is doing at this time!  We have a chance to see revival – to see a great awakening in our nation and in our world, let’s keep our eyes on the Lord – let’s keep doing what he tells us to do and let’s continue to go where he tells us to go – let’s keep him in control of our actions and our reactions.  Let’s seek him in this time and see a great awakening in our land.    

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 29th MAY:-      

  • Let’s praise God that the R rate remains below 1 and that the death rate continues to fall, but do remember that we need to act sensibly with wisdom and continue to uphold the government’s guidelines as it takes 14-21 days to show if others are now being infected. I heard a news report saying that a woman who went against the rules and held a BBQ of about 21 people in her garden, now has the Coronavirus.  She had to let her friends know and ask them to get tested.  We have also seen photos of people on crowded beaches not social distancing as they should and even the press/news reporters themselves not maintaining social distancing.  We shouldn’t be surprised if the R rate goes up and many more are infected – so let’s keep to the rules and pray that others do this too.  Pray that God will protect us as we trust in him and as we keep to what the government has asked us to do.  Let’s praise God that the statistics are going down, but pray that as the rules are relaxed, that they will continue to go down until we see no more deaths and no more heartache.
  • Pray for the government – pray for integrity and wisdom. Pray for health and strength, pray for them as though they were your own family, for they surely need God’s help in this time.  Pray that Boris Johnson and the cabinet and his advisors will not crack under the huge strain they have on them.  Pray that in their weakness, they will recognise that they need a higher hand to help guide them and us all through this Covid 19 minefield.  Remember as I have said many times, our leaders are facing things that we as humanity have never faced before.  So, let’s extend compassion, kindness and grace even if you think they have got it wrong and pray for them.  Let your heart cry God soaked prayers for them and for the opposition parties too.  Let’s pray for unity not just in their own party but also across the political parties so that they leave their own agendas and join together to fight this virus.

 

  • Praise God for the NHS and that we don’t need to pay for medical treatment in this country – everyone is treated equally. Pray for the NHS staff and for the carers too who work so tirelessly at this time.  Pray that they will find time to rest and renew their strength.  Pray that they will lift their eyes to God for help, for as it says in Psalm 121:2 – our help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and earth.  Pray for them physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  Pray that many of them will discover their strength and their salvation comes from God.  Continue to pray for supernatural visits from God for them. 

 

  • Pray for all the keyworkers from supermarket staff to teachers, policemen to rubbish collectors, everyone who has been working and continues to work at this time.  Pray for God’s protection for them, God’s strength and energy and understanding from the public as well as they try to put in place the new normal.  Pray for God’s wisdom for schools and teachers and families as the schools prepare to go back next week and over the next few weeks.  Pray God’s protection over the children that there wouldn’t be any rise in infections as this happens.

 

  • Pray for those who are angry, lonely, hurt, confused or vulnerable at this time. Pray that whatever emotions they are feeling that they will turn to God in prayer.  Pray that the church will begin to see beyond the natural and be there in time to help.  Pray for hope for the hopeless.  Pray for strength for the weak.  Pray for those who are struggling with mental health issues.  Look out for many who need God’s touch right now.  Remember to share the prayer link with them – prayer@ngm.org.uk

 

  • Pray for the economy. Pray for businesses as they begin to open up again.  Pray that they hold the lessons of the last number of weeks and learn from them. Pray for great employers who run their businesses with godly principles.  Pray a blessing on our world as it comes out of lockdown.  Pray that money does not override wisdom and integrity.  Pray for more Kingdom-minded businesses.

 

  • There have been over 37,000 deaths in the UK in the last number of weeks. Pray for those who weep and mourn.  Pray for those left behind that they will not grow angry or disillusioned but that their mourning and sadness will lead to new life in Christ Jesus.  Pray that in their mourning they will be comforted.  We know that God is close to the broken hearted so pray that people will turn to the Lord in prayer at this time and find him beside them and around them. Pray that the death rate would slow right down and stop.  Pray that we will get to the place where there will be no more people dying from this virus.

 

  • Pray that people will know that God is for them and not against them. Pray that as they listen to the UK Blessing that phrase will stick in their mind – that he is for us and with us.  May the people in the UK and beyond discover that our God loves us all – not one person is left out.  Dare to pray for a great awakening in our land.  Lord, Heal our Nation! 

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

  • Set your phone, your watch, your alarm clock or whatever to remind you to pray throughout the day. I would suggest praying every hour for a few minutes or for as long as you wish, but make a time that is suitable for yourself.
  • Maybe pray for one of the above pointers every hour – or take one for each day of the week.
  • Every time you wash your hands, which should be often – then pray a ‘Heal Our Nation’ prayer – sing or speak the lyrics of ‘Heal our Nation’ and ask God to pour out his Spirit on this land. ‘Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, pour out your Spirit on this land.’  Sing or speak that twice.  And finish with the first line from the verse ‘Lord we long for you to move in power’ – and ask God to move in the UK but also move in our world.  https://soundcloud.com/nancygoudie/heal-our-nation
  • Keep reading Psalm 91, Psalm 121 and Psalm 46 to encourage yourself and your family with the truth of the word of God. Perhaps try meditating on Psalm 62:5-6 – Find rest, O my Soul in God alone; my hope comes from him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress; I will not be shaken.
  • Use the UK Blessing – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtll3mNj5U Play it in your home – make this as a wonderful blessing on you and your family, your children and their children. When you go a walk pray it over your neighbourhood. The song was written in Elevation church, USA. You can watch here and discover how the song came together in the presence of the Lord – no wonder this song is being used at this time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp6aygmvzM4&feature=emb_rel_end

 

Please do pass on our NEED PRAYER? email address to others around you. – prayer@ngm.org.uk  We have had so many requests for prayer – what a privilege to pray for people who are hurting and need to see answers. 

Pray for revival……let’s dare to ask God to move in power.  Let’s get involved when he does.  Let’s lay our lives down and pray, fast, seek him diligently and keep listening.  When he speaks – be ready to move.  Ray and I have always seen ourselves and the work we do in ngm like a speedboat.  We are not the QE2 which takes a long time to turn around, instead we are a speedboat, ready to move wherever the Lord tells us to go.  Come and join us – be ready in your speedboat to listen to his instructions and to move quickly to join him in what he is doing.  God is moving in supernatural ways at this time and it is so encouraging.  Come and join in and see many lives transformed by his love and power.  Be forever ready and willing to follow wherever God leads us.  

Keep praying – keep seeking his face.  God is awesome and you are amazing – NANCY GOUDIE

 

Prayer Points for Friday 22nd May 2020

Exciting news to share with you this week!  God is moving in supernatural ways!

 

Setting the scene

On 20th March I called for a National Day of Prayer, not only for the UK, but also for others who live further afield.  A few days after it was over two friends contacted me and asked if I would do a National Prayer Day every Friday, and asked if I would continue to give some pointers each week for prayer.  After prayer, I took up the challenge of doing just that.  Please listen to my original video calling for prayer if you haven’t heard it already – it sets the scene for what we would want to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_w9dLCcSOY

 

I have so much to share with you this week.  God is answering our prayers – He is moving in supernatural ways and is revealing himself to people who never go to church. We heard a couple of weeks ago that a quarter of all adults in the UK have watched or are listening to a religious service since the Coronavirus crisis began and that many of these people have never gone to church.

I heard from a lady this week that I have known for many years but have never met.  I only know her because she contacted me many years ago on the internet.  This lady would describe herself as someone who doesn’t go to church, is not spiritual and has fought God for years.  Yet just last weekend, God supernaturally visited her in her dreams.  She contacted me to tell me that in her dream she saw me in a waterfall and I was shouting to her inviting her to come into the waterfall.  She had a bucket in her hand and I was telling her to bring her bucket and get into the waterfall.  She came closer to see the waterfall and when she did, she saw that the waterfall was not a waterfall of water, but was a waterfall of pure gold.  She said it was cascading all over me and I was so full of joy that I couldn’t contain it.  When she saw it was pure gold it shocked her and she fell to her knees.  The Lord spoke to her and said, “You can take a bucketload of my presence with you, but what I really want is for you to get into the waterfall.  Do you see Nancy with a bucket?  She replied, “No.”  The Lord said, “One day you will not have to fill your bucket but one day you will be in the waterfall just like Nancy.”  She woke up uncontrollably sobbing in the middle of the night!   

She had never felt good enough to be accepted by God.  A few hours later she fell asleep again and had another supernatural dream.  In this dream, God took her back to her youth when she was at a campsite with some friends and she thought she heard angels singing.  The Lord said to her, “How come you can’t trust me now the way you trusted when you were younger?”  She woke up with the sound of angels singing and immediately opened her window to see if she could still hear the sound.  When she contacted me telling me about these dreams, she said, “I don’t know what is going on.”  I said “Dawn, you have to know that God is invading your dreams and is speaking to you.  He wants you to get into the waterfall of his presence.  He wants you to get to know him.” 

The next night she had another dream where she again saw me in the waterfall and this time I was telling her that God loved her and was waiting to forgive her and that all she needed to do was to trust him and get into the waterfall.  She said I was offering her bread.  She again woke up sobbing!  I had put two verses of scripture into her message box for her – John 3:16 and Romans 5:8.  She told me that those two verses were exactly what I had been saying to her in her dream.  When she read them, her hands became burning hot.  She said she also felt something like an electrical surge going through her body every time she thought of the waterfall.  She said, “I don’t know what is going on.  I can’t concentrate on TV or anything other than these dreams.”  I wrote back saying, “Dawn, you have to know that this is supernatural and God is speaking so clearly to you.”  I gave her a prayer she could use when she was ready to give herself to the Lord.  The next morning, she wrote to me again saying, “Early, just after the sun rose, in my garden when the birds are beginning to sing and chatter, I gave my heart to Jesus.” 

I sent her a Passion Translation New Testament and she is loving it.  She says she feels like she has had a blood transfusion.  She has been made new.  She is in the waterfall and is loving it.  She said she feels absolute peace, better than any spa day she has ever been on and she cannot get enough of the Bible I sent her.

This is only one story of God supernaturally reaching people in these days as we pray.  I’m sure there are many more.  Let’s pray for a rich harvest and for his deep waterfall of pure gold to drench people with his glory and grace.  We are living in exciting days – days when God is seeking those who need to know him and his saving grace.  Let’s continue to pray for a great awakening – for those who don’t know God to come to know him in these days; for those who are far away to come near.  As we pray, God will do more than we could ask or think.

Last week we set up an email prayer line, and immediately it was released we had people writing asking for prayer.  Do share the email address and give people the opportunity of reaching out for prayer.  The email address is: prayer@ngm.org.uk   Every prayer need is brought before the Lord and prayed for by our ngm team.

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 22nd MAY:-     

  • Continue to pray for the Government – for Boris and his cabinet and the decisions they make especially about relaxing the rules. Pray that the R rate remains below 1 and that the rate doesn’t go up when schools and businesses begin to open.  Continue to pray for their health, strength and for immense wisdom and that they will recognise that they need a higher hand to help them guide us all through this minefield.  Remember as I have said many times, our leaders are facing things that we as humanity have never faced before. So, extend compassion, kindness and grace even if you think they have got it wrong and pray for them.  Pray too for the opposition parties, that instead of criticising every decision, they would find ways to work together and promote unity in fighting this virus.   Pray too for the schools/teachers who are preparing to open up again in June.  Pray for the fear that many are experiencing at sending their children back to school at this time.  Pray for the Government and the teachers etc., as they discuss the way forward with this. Pray for a united approach and for peace to reign.

 

  • Pray for the NHS and for the rate of infection not to go up but indeed to come down. Pray for the death rate to come down and that we will get to the place where no one is dying from this terrible disease.  Pray for those in care homes – and for those working there, that they will be kept safe and well.  Pray for all nurses, doctors, consultants, care assistants and all who are selflessly giving of themselves in these days.  Pray for them physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  What they have seen and had to do is difficult to deal with.  Pray that all of this would lead them to the Lord.  Pray for supernatural visits from God for them.  

 

  • Pray for the economy. There are so many horrific forecasts about how it is going to take years for us to recover economically from this crisis, so let’s pray a blessing on the UK and indeed the world.  Pray for businesses throughout the world to prosper, especially those run with godly principles and for generous employers to succeed.  Pray that as we work together, displaying kindness and integrity our world would become more Kingdom minded.

 

  • Pray for your family, your neighbours, your friends – pray that they will be blessed physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. Pray that this virus will not touch them and that their physical health will be strong.  Pray and sing the UK blessing over them – you can find that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtll3mNj5U

 

  • Continue to pray for those who are struggling mentally or emotionally. There are many without hope but as you can see from my paragraph above, God is moving supernaturally and meeting people right where they are at….so let’s pray that the hope we have would be kindled in many people’s hearts and lives.  Remember to share the NEED PRAYER? email link: prayer@ngm.org.uk

 

 

  • Pray that we will learn from our mistakes and that our world will never go back to our original normal. Last night the news told us that there has been the greatest fall in carbon emissions ever recorded.  The Earth is enjoying this rest from all that we normally throw at it.  Air pollution fell rapidly during the crisis and when you see photos on the news of various cities in the world before and during the crisis, it becomes evident what we are doing to our world.  People are asking if we could do things differently in the future.

 

  • Pray for those who are vulnerable. I received an email from a lady this week requesting prayer and it was obvious that she is finding life so difficult at home.  There are many people struggling in this time and many are desperate for help.  Do pray that they will seek help from the eternal God and that he would give them wisdom as to how to deal with each situation they encounter and provide comfort for them during this crisis.   Pray for peace and joy instead of fear and trauma. 

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

  • Set your phone, your watch, your alarm clock or whatever to remind you to pray throughout the day. I would suggest praying every hour for a few minutes or for as long as you wish, but make a time that is suitable for yourself.
  • Maybe pray for one of the above pointers every hour – or take one for each day of the week.
  • Every time you wash your hands, which should be often – then pray a ‘Heal Our Nation’ prayer – sing or speak the lyrics of ‘Heal our Nation’ and ask God to pour out his Spirit on this land. ‘Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, pour out your Spirit on this land.’  Sing or speak that twice.  And finish with the first line from the verse ‘Lord we long for you to move in power’ – and ask God to move in the UK but also move in our world.  https://soundcloud.com/nancygoudie/heal-our-nation
  • Keep reading Psalm 91, Psalm 121 and Psalm 46 to encourage yourself and your family with the truth of the word of God. Perhaps try meditating on Psalm 62:5-6 – Find rest, O my Soul in God alone; my hope comes from him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress; I will not be shaken.
  • Use the UK Blessing – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtll3mNj5U Take this as a wonderful blessing on you and your family, your children and their children. When you go a walk pray it over your neighbourhood. The song was written in Elevation church, USA. You can watch here and discover how the song came together in the presence of the Lord – no wonder this song is being used at this time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp6aygmvzM4&feature=emb_rel_end

 

Please do pass on our NEED PRAYER? email address to others around you. – prayer@ngm.org.uk  We have had so many requests for prayer – what a privilege to pray for people who are hurting and need to see answers. 

 

I hope the above story about God moving in supernatural power helps you enormously and gives you the hope and the faith to keep on praying and seeking God in this crisis.  Remember our God is not in lockdown, he hears, he sees, he knows and he loves.  Let’s believe him for miracles.  Let’s believe him for supernatural dreams and visions.  Let’s trust him for more than we have ever seen before.  Remember as I said last week, the harvest is ripe – even when it doesn’t look as though it is.  I remember many years ago when I told my best friend at school that I was a Christian.  She told me that she was an atheist and when we got to school, she encouraged others to make fun of me.  She told them, “Hey listen everyone, Nancy actually believes in God.”  I could have died there and then!  However, what actually happened was that I had a brilliant opportunity to share my faith with many others in my school and it ended up with me leading someone to Jesus.  I invited my best friend to come to church with me, she came but whenever she didn’t agree with the preacher, she would shout out, “No.  That’s not right!”  I didn’t think she would ever come to know the Lord, but eventually she did.  She asked to speak with my Mum and there and then gave her life to the Lord Jesus.  So, let’s not look with the eyes of unbelief, instead let’s look with eyes of faith and believe God.  Let’s pray for a resounding revival.

 

Keep praying and praising.  God is awesome and you are amazing – NANCY GOUDIE

Prayer Points for Friday 15th of May 2020

A new email prayer line – see below…

 

Setting the scene

On 20th March I called for a National Day of Prayer, not only for the UK, but also for others who live further afield.  A few days after it was over two friends contacted me and asked if I would do a National Prayer Day every Friday, and asked if I would continue to give some pointers each week for prayer.  After prayer, I took up the challenge of doing just that.  Please listen to my original video calling for prayer if you haven’t heard it already – it sets the scene for what we would want to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_w9dLCcSOY

 

Are you living with disappointment?

What happens when you get disappointed?  Often, we lose our hope.  We feel that nothing is changing and our efforts are not leading to the change we hoped for or desired.  It’s at this point where we can so easily give up.  But if we look at disappointment in the Bible, we discover that it was what they did with their disappointment that gave them the victory in the end.  Disappointment can lead to fear and fear can kill off all hope inside of us. 

Mary and Martha (John 11) were disappointed because when their brother, Lazarus, got ill and they called for Jesus, he did not seem to do anything about their urgent cries for help.  Things got worse and their brother died.  Jesus, their best friend, the one who could have healed Lazarus, seemed to ignore their cries for help and didn’t even turn up for the funeral. 

You can just imagine the disappointment. 

When Jesus did come, that disappointment was openly displayed.  “Jesus, if you had been here, my brother would not have died,” said Martha.  When Mary saw Jesus, she said the same thing, “If you had been here my brother would not have died.”  In other words, where were you Jesus?  Why didn’t you come?  Why didn’t you answer our cries for help?  Why, why, why?  Today we may have many whys.  Why did the Queen not mention the need for prayer?  Why have the Government not issued a call for a National Day of Prayer?  Why are their mixed messages from the Government at times?  Why can’t they get it right?  Why are we suffering the way we are?  Why does it seem like there are no answers to the problems we face?  Why hasn’t God answered our prayers? 

This week we were told that there is no vaccine and perhaps a vaccine will never be found.  What is going to happen to us all?

Disappointment, despair, discouragement.  All this leads to our hope being eaten away.

I was told last week by someone who knows, that the letter I received from the Queen was very significant – as normally when a certain subject is raised by a member of the public, there is a certain written response from the Palace to each letter received on this subject.  The fact that my letter was so different from others meant that the response was significant.  I had hope in my heart that our beloved Queen would at least urge her subjects to pray.  I have to say I was disappointed when the hope I had at her mentioning prayer in her speech on VE day was not fulfilled.  There may well be a reason behind the scenes why this was not done, but it is still disappointing and some have expressed that to me. 

In every disappointment we have a choice.  Do we dwell on the disappointment, the discouragement and the despair, or do we continue to trust in God for a miracle?  Mary and Martha were keenly disappointed, and this led to an end of their hope of every seeing their brother made whole again in this life.  Jesus then issued a command to “Remove the stone” from the tomb.  At that point everyone would have looked at Martha.  Martha was the eldest sister and because of this, she would have had to give her permission for the stone to be removed.  She said, “But Lord he has been dead for four days – his body is decomposing – it’s too late – he’s gone” (my paraphrase).  Jesus response was to basically say to her, “Martha, trust me!” 

She decided to trust Jesus despite her disappointment and of course when she did a miracle happened and Lazarus was raised from the dead. 

We too have a choice. 

Right now, people across the world are living with many disappointments.  Life is not turning out the way we thought it would.  Do we let our disappointment lead us to despair and discouragement and eventually to lose our hope, or do we decide to trust in our incredible God and allow him to show us a miracle?  Today, and every day, I choose to put my faith in our supernatural God – I choose to pray, I choose to believe he has the answers, I choose to trust in him – are you ready to do the same?  Are you ready to lay your fears, your disappointments, your discouragements and your despair aside, and trust in God?  If so – lets pray with hope in our hearts, with faith running through our veins and with the belief that God is doing something spectacular in our day.  We just need to trust in him like Martha did and believe for our future…..remember what I said last week – your prayers are working.  God is moving.  The signs are there – let’s not give up but continue to trust him and pray!

For those who have prayer needs – then you might like to know that we in ngm are setting up an email link called – NEED PRAYER? – so you can email any prayer need and we will make sure that your need is being brought before God.   Contact us on:  prayer@ngm.org.uk

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 15th MAY:-      

  • Pray against all the confusion there has been over the new Covid19 rules. Pray for the Government and the pressure Boris and his cabinet are obviously under.  Continue to pray for their health, strength and for immense wisdom for them all.  Pray that they recognise that they need a higher hand to help them guide us all through.  Remember our leaders are facing things that we as humanity have never faced before. So, extend compassion, kindness and grace even if you think they have got it wrong and pray for them.  Pray too for the opposition parties, that instead of criticising every decision, they would find ways to work together and we would see unprecedented unity across the parties in fighting this virus. 
  • Pray for the NHS and for the rate of infection not to go up but indeed to come down. Praise God that the death rates in hospitals and even in care homes are coming down.  Pray that they will continue to do so even with the restrictions being eased.  Pray for all the NHS staff and care homes staff – pray that they will get all the PPE they need.  Praise God for all the selfless people who have served us during this crisis including those who serve in supermarkets, those who empty our bins and other essential services we so often take for granted.  Pray a protection on each of them. 
  • Pray for this horrendous virus to wither and die. Thank God for his protection over us all and pray like the plagues in Egypt in Bible times, this Coronavirus will disappear and never return.  We were told last night that a vaccine will take a long time in coming if it ever comes at all.  This news is horrendous to many out there who are looking for a scientific way of clearing this virus.  Let’s pray for a God given vaccine but mostly let’s continue to pray for God’s answer to emerge whether through a God inspired vaccine or by supernaturally removing this virus completely from the whole world.
  • Praise God for all the good news we had last week and pray that we will continue to hear good news this week. Pray for your family, your neighbours, your friends – pray that they will be blessed physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and that all their needs are met.  In your prayers sing the UK blessing over them – you can find that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtll3mNj5U
  • Pray for those who are struggling mentally or emotionally. I have observed many who are struggling with the lack of clear answers.  Their hope is dwindling, many are turning to God in prayer.  We at ngm are starting a I NEED PRAYER email – where people can email asking for prayer.  Pray that we get the chance to pray for many who need to find God’s hope and strength right now.
  • Pray for many who are concerned about their finances. When you hear the news, it is so easy to get worried and concerned over the future – how are we going to survive?  How are we going to manage?  What is going to happen?  Nothing seems certain at all and that lack of hope, can be so difficult for many.  Pray that the God of hope will fill us all with all joy and peace as we trust in him, so that we may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).  When we are being filled by the God of hope, we can overflow with his hope to everyone around us.
  • Continue to pray for the most vulnerable of our society. Many men, women and children are desperate for help.  Let’s pray for their safety and that they will find a way of communicating with the authorities what is really happening behind closed doors.  Pray for their lives, physically, mentally and emotionally.  

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

  • Set your phone, your watch, your alarm clock or whatever to remind you to pray throughout the day. I would suggest praying every hour for a few minutes or for as long as you wish, but make a time that is suitable for yourself.
  • Maybe pray for one of the above pointers every hour – or take one for each day of the week.
  • Every time you wash your hands, which should be often – then pray a ‘Heal Our Nation’ prayer – sing or speak the lyrics of ‘Heal our Nation’ and ask God to pour out his Spirit on this land. ‘Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, pour out your Spirit on this land.’  Sing or speak that twice.  And finish with the first line from the verse ‘Lord we long for you to move in power’ – and ask God to move in the UK but also move in our world.  https://soundcloud.com/nancygoudie/heal-our-nation
  • Keep reading Psalm 91, Psalm 121 and Psalm 46 to encourage yourself and your family with the truth of the word of God. Perhaps try meditating on Psalm 62:5-6 – Find rest, O my Soul in God alone; my hope comes from him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress; I will not be shaken.
  • Use the UK Blessing – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtll3mNj5U Take this as a wonderful blessing on you and your family, your children and their children. When you go a walk pray it over your neighbourhood. The song was written in Elevation church, USA. You can watch here and discover how the song came together in the presence of the Lord – no wonder this song is being used at this time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp6aygmvzM4&feature=emb_rel_end

 

Please do pass on our NEED PRAYER? email address to others around you. – prayer@ngm.org.uk  Use it yourself, encourage others to use it – when we get the message, we will immediately be praying for you/them.

 

Remember to keep your ears and eyes open to what the Lord is doing in this time.  As Jesus said in John 4:35 – Open your eyes and look at the fields they are ripe for harvest.  So, keep your spiritual eyes open, look at the world around us – there are many who are ripe for harvest – many who are ready and waiting for a word in season.  Let’s look with eyes of faith and respond accordingly.  Let’s pray for a resounding revival.

 

So do not lose heart.  As it says in 2 Chronicles 15:15 – But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.  Let’s continue to pray and see lives transformed.  Remember to turn your disappointments into victories.  Trust in the Lord – He is faithful, kind and good.  Keep praying and praising.  You are awesome! – NANCY GOUDIE

Prayer Points for Friday 8th of May 2020

Much good news this week – read below:

Setting the scene

On 20th March I called for a National Day of Prayer, not only for the UK, but also for others who live further afield.  A few days after it was over two friends contacted me and asked if I would do a National Prayer Day every Friday, and asked if I would continue to give some pointers each week for prayer.  After prayer, I took up the challenge of doing just that.  Please listen to my original video calling for prayer if you haven’t heard it already – it sets the scene for what we would want to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_w9dLCcSOY

 

This is a week of good news.  Your prayers are working.  God is listening and God is acting.  Change is coming!  I saw a report in The Guardian entitled:  British public turn to prayer as one in four tune into religious services.  They went on to say that a quarter of adults in the UK have watched or are listening to a religious service since the Coronavirus crisis has begun. The Church of England has said that unexpectedly high numbers of people are tuning into online or broadcast services, and 6,000 people phoned a prayer hotline in its first 48 hours of operation. Other faiths have also reported surges in people engaging with online religious activities as places of worship have been closed during the lockdown.

The survey of more than 2,000 people, commissioned by Tear Fund and carried out last weekend, found that a third of young adults aged between 18 and 34 had watched or listened to an online or broadcast religious service, compared with one in five adults over the age of 55.  One in five of those who have tuned into services in the past few weeks say they have never gone to church.  This is good news!

More good news…..Praise God  – The song, The UK Blessing was on Good Morning Britain Show this week…this is such good news – see below for link to the song and also information about where it came from….

Also, I have had an email letting me know that our song, Heal our Nation, is again being sung all over the world.  My friend told me that the song is causing a stir among her network of friends as the lyrics are perfect for this time all over the globe.  She told me that friends from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Australia and New Zealand not only recall the song, but sing it with fervor they did not experience when they first learned it all those years ago.  How encouraging and how good to hear of these prayers going up through this song. Link to this song is also below.

One of my friends works in a Care Home – and she mentioned to us at ngm that they had been experiencing many deaths at the Home where she works.  They had 5 deaths that week and each one was devastating.  We prayed and the following week – they had none.  Prayer and faith in God works.

I’ve not finished yet with the good news!  In case you didn’t see my post at the end of last Friday – I received two wonderful letters, one from Prince Charles and one from The Queen.  If you remember I wrote to Prince Charles telling him that you and I were praying for him specifically regarding the Coronavirus. He wrote back thanking us all for our kindness and for our prayers. I also received a reply from Windsor Castle from the Queen. She wrote to thank me for my letter and said that she had taken careful note of the view I expressed regarding the particular importance of prayer at this time. If you remember I wrote asking her to initiate a National Day of Prayer. I reminded her how her father, King George VI during the war initiated a National Day of Prayer and how that Day of Prayer produced several miracles and changed the course of the war. I know she is addressing the nation on Friday 8th May at 9pm so let’s pray that the thoughts I and others have expressed, in some small way encourages her to urge us all as a nation to pray. Keep praying!

Be encouraged!  Your prayers are working and God is answering – even when we don’t see it – God is working!

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 8th MAY:-      

  • This week the Government will address the nation to let us know how we can ease lockdown. Pray for immense wisdom for our Government.  It’s not easy for any Government to steer us through this crisis – so whatever your political leanings, let’s pray for Boris Johnson and the Government at this time.  This is what the Bible tells us to do.  Pray for wisdom, pray for strength, pray for discernment, pray for good choices and pray that they recognise that they need God’s help to get us all through this.  Our leaders are facing things that we as humanity have never faced before. So, extend compassion, kindness and grace even if you think they have got it wrong.
  • Praise God for the NHS and for all the selfless people who have served during this crisis including those in Care Homes. Pray a protection on each of them.  Pray they get the PPE they need. Pray that each of them will find their strength in the Lord – may many of them in their tiredness and pain turn to our great and wonderful God.  Praise God that even though the number of deaths in the UK are horrendous, that the death rate is slowing down.  Pray that this will continue to do so – especially in Care homes.  Praise God for those who have recovered; pray many more will do so too. 
  • Pray for a Vaccine – I know some people don’t particularly like vaccines, including myself, but I do realise also that if we have a good and strong vaccine this can be an answer to our prayers. Let’s pray for a scientist who happens to be a Christian to have a download from the Lord re: a vaccine that will eradicate this virus.  Let’s pray for God’s answer to emerge whether through a God inspired vaccine or by supernaturally removing this virus completely from the whole world.
  • Pray for our world to work together rather than just serving their own nation. Pray for unity across the world as we fight this virus.  There have been reports on the news about certain countries trying to steal information from scientists from other nations who are working on vaccines.  Pray we will help and respect each other as we move forward.
  • Pray for those who are struggling mentally or emotionally. There have been so many struggling at this time.  Pray they will find true peace – the kind that only the Lord can bring.  Pray that the Government will bring good and strong guidelines, but ones that bring hope and not fear.   Many are desperate, but let’s pray that their desperation helps them to turn to God rather than end their own precious lives.
  • So many are worried and concerned about their finances. When we listen to the news, it is easy to be overwhelmed with the problems we see, yet we know for certain that there is hope.  When we pray, God acts.  He owns the cattle on a thousand hills (Psalm 50).  He has our provision – let’s pray that Christians everywhere will believe that and will demonstrate that to those who have no faith.  Let’s not display fear, but instead let’s seek God ourselves and get so full of his incredible love that we do not fear and can pass on real hope to others around us.  Jesus told us clearly – do not worry!  It’s a command, so let’s begin to trust.  We all like trusting in ourselves, but let’s decide to trust in God – we don’t have the answers, but he does.  It’s only as we realise this for ourselves, that we can pass that true and certain hope to others.
  • Many around us are vulnerable. Let’s pray for those who are discovering that being confined in their own home is the most dangerous place to be.  Many men, women and children are calling the helplines desperate for help.  Let’s pray for their safety and that they will find a way of communicating with the authorities what is really happening behind closed doors.  Pray for their lives, physically, mentally and emotionally.   

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

  • Set your phone, your watch, your alarm clock or whatever to remind you to pray throughout the day. I would suggest praying every hour for a few minutes or for as long as you wish, but make a time that is suitable for yourself.
  • Maybe pray for one of the above pointers every hour – or take one for each day of the week.
  • Every time you wash your hands, which should be often – then pray a ‘Heal Our Nation’ prayer – sing or speak the lyrics of ‘Heal our Nation’ and ask God to pour out his Spirit on this land. ‘Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, pour out your Spirit on this land.’  Sing or speak that twice.  And finish with the first line from the verse ‘Lord we long for you to move in power’ – and ask God to move in the UK but also move in our world.  https://soundcloud.com/nancygoudie/heal-our-nation
  • Keep reading Psalm 91, Psalm 121 and Psalm 46 to encourage yourself and your family with the truth of the word of God. Perhaps try meditating on Psalm 62:5-6 – Find rest, O my Soul in God alone; my hope comes from him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress; I will not be shaken.
  • Listen to the wonderful recording from the UK churches containing many incredible worship leaders (including two who originally came from ngm) singing a blessing over the whole of the UK. This will encourage and bless you abundantly.  Take this as a blessing on you and your family, your children and their children.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vz9iUI1AmM  The song was written in Elevation church, USA.  You can watch here and discover how the song came together in the presence of the Lord – no wonder this song is being used at this time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp6aygmvzM4&feature=emb_rel_end

Some more good news as mentioned above – it was shown by Lorraine Kelly on Good Morning Britain show. 

Lastly – let’s not to forget to thank God for all the answers to our prayers we have seen and all those we have not yet seen.  God is on the move!  Remember what we are taught on an aeroplane – we are told to put our own mask on before we can help others around us.  If we don’t – then we and those we are trying to help can die.  Let’s remember to connect every day to the source of life.  If we don’t, then we will slowly die and won’t be able to help those around us.  We need to be connecting to the living Lord, seeking his face, discovering what he is saying, for his voice is the one we need to take note of much more than what is on the news around us or even what is in our messenger box.  Remember Isaiah 55:11 – not one word that goes out from my mouth will return to me empty – it will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it!  Keep reading the written word of God, keep tuning into his still small voice and above all, keep trusting even when you don’t understand what is going on. 

 Many wonderful things are happening.  Keep your eyes and ears open.  Do not listen to the lies from the enemy instead listen to the word of God.  Let the truth and the wisdom of the word of God be what comes out of your mouth.   I am praying that what comes out of my mouth is what is on the heart of God.  He is sovereign.  He is glorious.  He is God.  He is in this with us.  Do not lose heart, instead let’s continue to pray and see lives transformed.  Remember God is trustworthy – we can trust in Him.  Keep praying and praising.  He is amazing and you are too – NANCY GOUDIE

 

 

 

Prayer Points for Friday 1st May 2020

Setting the scene

On 20th March I called for a National Day of Prayer, not only for the UK, but also for others who live further afield.  A few days after it was over two friends contacted me and asked if I would do a National Prayer Day every Friday, and asked if I would continue to give some pointers each week for prayer.  After prayer, I took up the challenge of doing just that.  Please listen to my original video calling for prayer if you haven’t heard it already – it sets the scene for what we would want to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_w9dLCcSOY

 

I heard something this last week that made me want to cry with sadness, shout with disappointment and pray with humility asking God to forgive our land.  A number of weeks ago I sent a letter to our Queen and to our Prime Minister, but as yet have had no reply.  However, a lady I know sent a letter to the Queen a week or so before me.  Both of us were asking the Queen to initiate a National Day of Prayer.  We talked in our letters how we need to cry to God for his mercy and grace.  I spoke in my letter about the Queen’s father, King Gorge VI who called our nation to pray during World War 2 and when he did, miracles happened.  The lady who wrote before me received a reply from the Queen saying that it was not her place to call for a National Day of Prayer, but rather it was the Government’s call.  This last week, I received a message from someone else who had written to the Government asking for a National Day of Prayer and she was told it was not the Government’s place to initiate a National Day of Prayer rather it is the church.  Great sadness came over me when I read those words.  One person passing the responsibility to another.  There seems to be no respect or urgency for prayer and that rather than initiate a day of prayer, our God is ignored.  It drove me to pray and seek God’s forgiveness on behalf of our nation.  For too long we have ignored our God.  We have turned our backs on the one who can save us.  This week, let’s pray asking God to forgive our land and in his grace to show us mercy.  I also heard this week of the Governor of Texas, USA, encouraging the people of Texas to lean on the Lord Jesus Christ and trust him through this crisis.  Many throughout the world are crying out on God, yet the UK, a supposed Christian nation, resists the cry for prayer.  We, as people, need to cry out to God more now than ever before.  Join with me in asking God for forgive our land and heal our world.

Ps.  Today as I am beginning to write these points for prayer, I heard a call to have a minute’s silence at 11am today for the key workers who had died during this time.  I was thankful for the minutes silence, but sad that this is possibly the closest we will come to having a call to prayer.

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 1st MAY –       

 

  • It was good to see Boris Johnson back in office this week. Let’s cry out to God for him and his ministers.  They have an unenviable job of steering us through this crisis.  Let’s pray for wisdom and discernment for them all.  Pray also for Boris and Carrie and protection on them and their new born baby.  The Bible calls us to pray for our leaders and those in authority over us, so let’s continue to pray for our Government.  Let’s pray that they will recognise their need for God and turn to him in prayer and seek his wisdom.  Remember it says in the Bible that those who lack wisdom should ask God for it, so let’s pray our Government does that. Pray as they consider what to do about restarting the economy and lifting some of the restrictions.  They need immense wisdom and we know where that comes from.  Pray that people in the opposition parties will not start to point out the mistakes instead may they work together to see our land healed.  Our leaders are facing things that we as humanity have never faced before.
  • Pray for a Vaccine – this is most important as they say that we cannot get back to normal, until a vaccine has been found and tested. Pray for a safe, strong vaccine.  Pray for God’s answer to emerge.  Pray also for all those who work in health care all over the world.  Pray too for the NHS in this country and also for the Care workers in Care homes.  Pray that God will protect them.  Pray that they will receive the PPE that they need.  Let’s support them with our prayers at this time.  Pray a huge protection on those in care homes.  So many of them have died – they reckon around 5000 elderly people in care have died in the last couple of weeks.  Let’s pray that the elderly people in cares homes are protected and that those caring for them are protected too.  Also pray for the families of those who have died that they are comforted at this time.
  • Pray against this virus – that it will die quickly and not come back again. There have been about 28,000 deaths in the hospitals and care homes from Coronavirus in the UK. The good news is that the death totals in the hospitals are going down.  This is good news.  Let’s keep praying that the deaths continue to go down.  However, the deaths in care homes continue to go up – please pray urgently about this.  Some more good news is that the people being infected by the virus is also going down in the UK.  Let’s praise God for this and continue to pray for these numbers to continue to go down.  Let’s continue to pray that those who have the virus will, in their weakness, turn to God and cry out for help.  Your prayers are making a difference!
  • Pray for people’s mental and emotional health. People are beginning to struggle with staying at home.  There are a small number of people not adhering to the Governments guidelines.  We are hearing of people driving their cars at over 100 miles an hour on the motorway.  On the road beside my house – it’s a 40 mile an hour speed limit, I have seen many cars speeding at 70 mph or above on that road recently.  Please pray for people to adhere to what the Government are saying.  It’s so important that we keep order in our nation.  Pray that during this time of isolation that people will know a sense of peace in the midst of this panic.  Pray for people’s mental and emotional health.
  • Do continue to pray for the most vulnerable of our society. Pray for those who find being in their own homes the most dangerous place to be.  This week we heard on the news that many more people are calling the helplines than ever before.  Many deaths have happened because of abuse since this crisis started.  Let’s pray for the vulnerable men, women and children during this time.  Pray their lives will be protected from the abusers within their homes.  Pray for those who are vulnerable health wise too who have been told to self-isolate for 12 weeks.  Pray that they will find comfort in the kindness from neighbours, family, friends and of course through God at this time.  Pray for God’s protection to be around all those who are vulnerable at this time.
  • Do remember to pray for supernatural occurrences with people’s finances. Pray for God’s answer for the economy.  I have known God’s provision for me, my family and ngm for many years as we have lived by faith for finance, let’s pray for many to have the courage to ask God for provision to help them at this time.  Many are distraught about the future – but we know that our good God has the future in his hands.  So, let’s pray for encouragement and faith at this time and also for a release of supernatural acts of kindness to happen.
  • More than ever cry out to God for many to come to know him in the UK. We live in a very secular society, but pray than during this crisis, people will turn to God for help and strength and of course for answers.  There’s an old song that says, Jesus is the Answer for the world today, Above Him there’s no other, Jesus is the way.  We know this to be true so let’s pray others will find that to be true too.  Pray that many will find that Jesus is the only answer for the world today.  Pray for supernatural encounters with the living God.  Pray for a global awareness of God’s love and for revival to come. Let’s pray and beseech God like never before.  Remember – Jesus is the answer!

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

  • Set your phone, your watch, your alarm clock or whatever to remind you to pray throughout the day. I would suggest praying every hour for a few minutes or for as long as you wish, but make a time that is suitable for yourself.
  • Maybe pray for one of the above pointers every hour – or take one for each day of the week.
  • Every time you wash your hands, which should be often – then pray a ‘Heal Our Nation’ prayer – sing or speak the lyrics of ‘Heal our Nation’ and ask God to pour out his Spirit on this land. ‘Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, pour out your Spirit on this land.’  Sing or speak that twice.  And finish with the first line from the verse ‘Lord we long for you to move in power’ – and ask God to move in the UK but also move in our world.  https://soundcloud.com/nancygoudie/heal-our-nation
  • Keep reading Psalm 91, Psalm 121 and Psalm 46 to encourage yourself and your family with the truth of the word of God. Perhaps try meditating on Psalm 62:5-6 – Find rest, O my Soul in God alone; my hope comes from him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress; I will not be shaken.

 

During the last ten days, I am finding myself crying more than ever for many who are hurting.  Sometimes my tears surprise me, but when I cry, I turn them into prayers.  Prayers that God will heal our nation and heal our world.  Join me in turning our tears and our sadness into prayers that we will see miracles happen in Jesus’ name.  Allow the Holy Spirit to cry through you.  Our prayers may be weak, but his prayers are strong.  We may not know what to say, but he speaks powerfully with sounds and groans that words cannot express (Romans 8:26).  Let him intercede through you today (Romans 8:27).  This virus cannot stay; it has to go in Jesus’ name.  Let’s pray from a place of Victory for we know that ALL things work together for good for those who love God (Romans 8:28).  Remember nothing, including this awful virus, can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:36-39)

If ever the enemy tells you that your prayers are not effective, just remember that he shakes with fear when he sees even the weakest person on his knees.  God is with you and God is with me – so let’s pray believing, let’s pray trusting and let’s see the victory in Jesus’ name – remember you are awesome!    NANCY GOUDIE

 

 

Prayer Points for Friday 24th April 2020

Setting the scene

On 20th March I called for a National Day of Prayer, not only for the UK, but also for others who live further afield.  A few days after it was over two friends contacted me and asked if I would do a National Prayer Day every Friday, and asked if I would continue to give some pointers each week for prayer.  After prayer I took up the challenge of doing just that.  Please listen to my original video calling for prayer if you haven’t heard it already – it sets the scene for what we would want to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_w9dLCcSOY

 

It’s Friday and it’s time to pray!  I saw two videos recently (both are on my Facebook wall) of people in Brazil praying for God to move in their nation and it struck a longing in my heart to see this kind of prayer in the UK.  Let’s pray for a deeper hunger in ourselves and in others in our nation that makes us cry out to our Father in Heaven.  Let’s bow the knee and beseech God to come and heal our nation and pour out His Spirit on our world.

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 24TH APRIL –

 

The longer the lockdown goes on, the more despair seems to fill many hearts throughout the UK and beyond.  The Government cannot answer some of the questions we have – eg How long will this lockdown be in force?  When will we get a vaccine?  When is it safe to leave my home?  When will all this be over?  We need answers, but no man knows the answers, only God does.  So, let’s pray to the one who is all knowing and all seeing!  Let’s depend on his words and his advice.  Let’s draw close until we hear his gentle whispers.

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for our Government. Let’s pray for those in authority that they will recognise that they don’t have the answers, but God does.  Pray for them to turn to God in prayer and seek his wisdom.  It says in the Bible that those who lack wisdom should ask God for it, so let’s pray our Government does that.  Continue to pray for our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.  We haven’t heard much about him recently, only that he is continuing to recover.  Pray that he takes the time he needs to get back to full health and strength, but that in this time, he would understand that God has saved his life and that would change his perspective on many things.  You could see in his talk to the nation after he was released from ICU that he was so grateful to the NHS who he said had literally saved his life.  He told us that his life was in the balance at one point.  Let’s pray that this reality would be foremost in his mind and that fact would drive him to his knees.
  • Continue to pray for the NHS – We are hearing of more and more workers who have died from being on the front line so let’s continue to pray for doctors, nurses, care workers, surgeons or medical scientists and administrators etc. Pray that God will protect them.  Pray that they receive the PPE that they need.  Let’s support them with our prayers at this time.  Pray that each person who works in the NHS will recognise that our God is real and alive and pray that they turn to God in this dark hour.  It’s been wonderful to see doctors and nurses praying before they start their work – let’s pray for more of this.  Also pray for those who work in care homes – they are all putting themselves at risk caring for the elderly. The statistics tell us that many of the elderly in care homes are dying.  Please pray a protection on the carers and on those they care for.  Do remember to include other workers, like those who work in schools teaching NHS staff’s children, those who work in supermarkets, those who empty our bins, deliver our packages and mail and those who drive our buses – pray for all who are putting themselves at risk so that we can all survive at this time.
  • Pray for those who are struck down by this virus – we now have around 18,000 deaths. So many are dying.  Let your tears become your prayers as you cry and pray with the Holy Spirit for our nation at this time.  So many people have died alone and this is not right.  It’s no one’s fault, other than this demonic virus.  But we can pray.  It was good to hear about the changes that will happen to ensure that people can see their loved ones before they die.  Let’s continue to pray that those who have the virus will in their weakness turn to God and cry out for help.  Your prayers will make a difference!
  • Pray for people’s mental and emotional health. Being told only to come out of your home for food or for a daily walk can be so restrictive to some in our society.  I live in a home that has a small garden and I am so grateful.  Many, including my family, live in a one bedroomed apartment with no garden.  That can be so difficult.  Do pray for people’s mental and emotional health, that they would find ways of keeping strong emotionally.  Pray that they would continue to exercise as much as they can, that they would keep their routines going, that they would know deep inside that this will not last forever, but ultimately pray that they would find God for themselves.  One thing we can be very grateful for is our weather.  Everything seems better when the sun is shining, and the sun has been shining quite a lot where I live – this is unusual for April in our country.  We usually have lots of rain, so today thank God for the sunshine.
  • Do continue to pray for the most vulnerable of our society. Pray for those who find being in their own homes the most dangerous place to be.  Pray that somehow in the midst of fear they will experience the love of God and that the peace that passes all understanding will fill their hearts and minds.  Pray their lives will be protected from the abusers within their homes.  Pray for those who are vulnerable health wise too who have been told to self-isolate for 12 weeks.  Pray that they will find comfort in the kindness from neighbours, family, friends and of course through God at this time.  Pray for God’s protection to be around all those who are vulnerable at this time.
  • Do remember to pray for those who are worried about their business or about their finances. Despite all the good things that our Government have done to help, there are so many who are distraught about the future.  Those of us who know God as our provider, know that despite what is happening in the natural, we have a supernatural God who can provide something out of nothing.  Do pray for those who are filled with doom and gloom about their futures to recognise that God can provide if we ask him to do so.  Let’s pray for encouragement for them in this time of fear and for supernatural acts of kindness to happen.
  • Pray that many will find God in this unusual time. Pray for supernatural encounters with the living God.  Pray that the fear and panic people are experiencing will draw them closer to God.  Pray that Christians everywhere would have the courage and faith to speak out about the sure and certain hope we have in God.  Pray for a global awareness of God’s love and for revival to come. Let’s pray and beseech God like those Brazilian people did in the video I shared on my Facebook wall – as we continue to pray, God will answer.

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

  • Set your phone, your watch, your alarm clock or whatever to remind you to pray throughout the day. I would suggest praying every hour for a few minutes or for as long as you wish, but make a time that is suitable for yourself.
  • Maybe pray for one of the above pointers every hour – or take one for each day of the week.
  • Every time you wash your hands, which should be often – then pray a ‘Heal Our Nation’ prayer – sing or speak the lyrics of ‘Heal our Nation’ and ask God to pour out his Spirit on this land. ‘Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, pour out your Spirit on this land.’  Sing or speak that twice.  And finish with the first line from the verse ‘Lord we long for you to move in power’ – and ask God to move in the UK but also move in our world.  https://soundcloud.com/nancygoudie/heal-our-nation
  • Keep reading Psalm 91, Psalm 121 and Psalm 46 to encourage yourself and your family with the truth of the word of God.

 

Let’s pray that this virus will be struck down by the power of God and that we will learn the lessons we need to learn through this awful time.  Let’s pray for victory, for healing, for salvations, for faith to be kindled in people’s hearts and for hope (a sure and certain hope) in God to be restored.  We have a great and awesome God who is able to do beyond all that we ask or even imagine!  So, let’s keep our eyes on him and on what he can do.

Remember, God hears every prayer – however weak or strong that prayer may be – he hears and he will answer.  Let’s trust in him at this time for yourself, your family, your neighbourhood, your town, your city and your nation.  Pray with faith.  Pray believing.  God is good so let’s encourage each other and pray!

 

Never forget: you are amazing, you are incredible and you make a difference!  Keep praying and keep praising!   –  NANCY GOUDIE

 

Prayer points for Friday 17th April 2020

Setting the scene

On 20th March I called for a National Day of Prayer, not only for the UK, but also for others who live further afield.  A few days after it was over two friends contacted me and asked if I would do a National Prayer Day every Friday, and asked if I would continue to give some pointers each week for prayer.  After prayer I took up the challenge of doing just that.  Please listen to my original video calling for prayer if you haven’t heard it already – it sets the scene for what we would want to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_w9dLCcSOY

 

Welcome to another National Day of Prayer.  As time goes on so many more prayer initiatives are starting and this is so encouraging.  We need as much prayer as possible during this Coronavirus time….we are not in competition to one another rather we are complimenting each other as we encourage prayer from all over the UK and beyond. If ever we need to pray it is now…..so let’s encourage each other and pray! 

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 17TH APRIL –

The Government has told us that we are continuing the lockdown/self-isolation until at least May 7th.  For many we were expecting this, but for some this is really difficult.  Some people find it difficult being in their homes alone or with others all the time.  Sometimes the small space they are living in is hugely affecting their mental and emotional health.  Another three weeks can seem so long, especially if you don’t have a garden or many rooms in your home.  Let’s pray for the most vulnerable in our society, and remember those who are vulnerable don’t always look or act that way – they can be hiding a huge amount of negative or difficult emotions.  Pray for people’s mental and emotional health in particular but also pray for those who are at home with their abusers.  Pray for protection, pray for joy amidst pain and peace among sorrow.  Pray that God becomes so real to them all.

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Praise God Boris Johnson was released from hospital on Easter Sunday – what a wonderful answer to prayer.  You can see in his talk to the nation after he was out how grateful he was to the NHS who he said had literally saved his life.  He told us that his life was in the balance at one point.  I believe our prayers at that time changed the outcome for him.  So, let’s take time to thank God for answering our prayers and pray that his recovery is good and solid.  Continue to pray for his physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.  Pray that he will realise that as well as the nurses and doctors playing a wonderful role in his healing, that ultimately his life was spared because others were praying for him.  Praise God that after he went into hospital, that many newspapers and people were encouraging prayer for the Prime Minister.  Prayer is at last being mentioned.  What a difference from the weeks before when God and prayer were ignored.  Let’s continue to pray that many in our nation will turn to God in prayer at this time.  Also continue to pray for wisdom for our Government and all leaders around the globe.
  • Continue to pray for the NHS – pray for each worker who is on the front line whether it’s doctors, nurses, care workers, surgeons or medical scientists and administrators etc. It’s been wonderful to hear stories from those who are Christians working in the NHS how God has been moving inside the hospitals.  Let’s continue to pray for these wonderful people who are on the front line right now against this virus.  Let’s support them with our prayers at this time.  Pray that each person who works in the NHS will recognise that our God is real and alive and pray that they turn to God in this dark hour.  Also pray for those who work in care homes – so many are at risk caring for the elderly.  Pray also for other workers, like those who drive our buses (I heard of at least 7 who had died from this coronavirus in London), those who work in supermarkets, those who empty our bins etc.  There are so many who are putting themselves at risk so that we can all survive during this time.
  • Pray for those who are struck down by this virus – we now have around 13,000 deaths. A few weeks ago, someone in the Government said that if we got away with 20,000 deaths, we would be fortunate.  At that time this number seemed so far off and so ridiculous, but now we can see how easy it will be to reach that total.  It’s just so awful to see the number of deaths that are happening every day.  It’s also awful to know that these people are dying alone.  It was good to hear on Wednesday night about the changes that will happen to ensure that people can see their loved ones before they die.  Let’s continue to pray that those who have the virus will in their weakness turn to God and cry out for help.  I have been hearing of a number of people who are being healed supernaturally when people have prayed for them at this time as well as others who are being healed through hospital care.  Your prayers are making a difference!
  • Pray that people will adhere to the Government guidelines and stay at home so that people are still able to go out for a walk or a run. There are many in our society who need, because of their mental health, to take a walk or run each day yet this is being threatened by others disregarding the rules.  A friend of mine who works in the police told me that the police are receiving more phone calls about house parties now than they do on New Year’s Eve!!!  People are still disregarding the rules and having parties in their garden or in their home.  Please pray that people will understand how important it is to abide by the Government rules at this time.  Please pray too for people’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.
  • Do remember to pray for the most vulnerable of our society. Pray for those who find being in their own homes the most dangerous place to be.  Pray that somehow in the midst of fear they will experience the love of God and that the peace that passes all understanding will fill their hearts and minds.  Pray their lives will be protected from the abusers within their homes.  Pray for those who are vulnerable health wise too, that they will know they are not alone so they will not lose hope, but will find comfort and experience kindness from neighbours, family, friends and of course through God at this time.  Pray for God’s protection to be around all vulnerable people at this time.
  • Do remember to pray for those who are worried about their business or about their finances. Despite all the good things that our Government have done to help, there are so many who are distraught about the future.  Newspapers are filled with doom and gloom regarding the economy, and I am sure this is not helping some to find peace in their own individual circumstances.  Pray that in the midst of their fear, God would meet them and provide for them.
  • Pray that many will find God in this unusual time. Pray for supernatural encounters with the living God.  Pray that the fear and panic people are experiencing will draw them closer to God.  Pray that Christians everywhere would have the courage and faith to speak out about the sure and certain hope we have in God.  Pray for a global awareness of God’s love and for revival to come.

 

On Wednesday night they said that they are hoping that the peak of the virus had happened in the UK, let’s pray that this is so and that the death rate will go down and the virus will end.   Let’s pray for victory, for healing, for salvations, for faith to be kindled in people’s hearts and for hope (a sure and certain hope) in God to be restored.  We have a great and awesome God who is able to do beyond all that we ask or even imagine!  Woohoo!

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

  • Set your phone, your watch, your alarm clock or whatever to remind you to pray throughout the day. I would suggest praying every hour for a few minutes or for as long as you wish, but make a time that is suitable for yourself.
  • Maybe pray for one of the above pointers every hour – or take one for each day of the week.
  • Every time you wash your hands, which should be often – then pray a ‘Heal Our Nation’ prayer – sing or speak the lyrics of ‘Heal our Nation’ and ask God to pour out his Spirit on this land. ‘Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, pour out your Spirit on this land.’  Sing or speak that twice.  And finish with the first line from the verse ‘Lord we long for you to move in power’ – and ask God to move in the UK but also move in our world.  https://soundcloud.com/nancygoudie/heal-our-nation
  • Keep reading Psalm 91, Psalm 121 and Psalm 46 to encourage yourself and your family with the truth of the word of God.

 

God will hear every prayer – however weak or strong that prayer may be – he hears every prayer and will answer.  Let’s trust in him at this time for yourself, your family, your neighbourhood, your town, your city and your nation.  Pray with faith.  Pray believing.  God is good so let’s encourage each other and pray!

 

Never forget: you are amazing!  Keep praying and keep praising!   –  NANCY GOUDIE

 

 

Prayer points for Friday 10th of April 2020

Friday 10th April – Easter Friday

 

Setting the scene

On 20th March I called for a National Day of Prayer, not only for the UK, but also for others who live further afield.  A few days after it was over two friends contacted me and asked if I would do a National Prayer Day every Friday, and asked if I would continue to give some pointers each week for prayer.  After prayer I took up the challenge of doing just that.  Please listen to my original video calling for prayer if you haven’t heard it already – it sets the scene for what we would want to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_w9dLCcSOY

 

It is so encouraging to hear of many prayer initiatives around Easter – praise God for the increased prayer at this time….let’s keep praying.  Herewith a video to encourage you as we seek God this Friday!  Video for Easter Friday:  https://youtu.be/O3wiunobvmg

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 10TH APRIL –

It’s Friday……but Sunday is coming!  Easter Friday – the day we celebrate and remember the death of Jesus 2000 years ago. The day when all hope seemed gone – Jesus was nailed to a cross and the disciples were all in confusion.  What is happening?  We don’t understand this!!  This was not supposed to happen.  Fear started to enter their hearts.  Were they going to be the next people to be nailed to a cross?  But what the disciples didn’t remember was that Jesus had told them several times that he would rise from the dead.   What they needed to remember was that although it was Friday – Sunday was coming!  This coming Sunday is the day we celebrate Jesus rising from the dead.  On Friday all hope was gone – and many in our nation are finding themselves in that position right now.  Hope is disappearing fast.  This Coronavirus has brought so much fear and panic in our nation.  But we know as Christians that Sunday is coming!  We know that there is always hope when we know and love Jesus.  We know that as we pray, God will release his power and his wisdom so that this virus will be defeated.  So, as we go into prayer today – let’s remember even though we are facing a horrible and terrible virus – we are facing this with the power and greatness of our God.  Let’s pray knowing that although it is Friday – Sunday is coming!  There will come a day when because of God’s wisdom, answers and healing – this virus will be gone.  Friday is here – but Sunday is coming! Let’s continue to pray:

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. As I am preparing these notes, our Prime Minister is still in ICU in hospital – so let’s pray that in his weakness, he will know the healing touch of God in his life.  Pray for the NHS staff who are looking after him.  Let’s pray that at this time he will turn to God in prayer and know the depth of God’s love and saving power in his life.  Let’s pray for the physical, mental and spiritual healing of all our leaders at this time. Continue to pray for wisdom for all global leaders.  It’s interesting to note that although our country has not called for a National Day of Prayer as yet, nor has there been any mention of prayer in the media – since our Prime Minister went into hospital, I have heard at least three of his political colleagues say on National TV that they are praying for him and for all affected by the virus!!
  • Continue to pray for the NHS – pray for each worker who is on the front line whether it’s doctors, nurses, care workers, surgeons or medical administrators etc. It’s been encouraging to see Doctors and Nurses in Philippines crying out for God and also wonderful to see doctors and nurses praying before going in to work in America.  It was also wonderful to hear on social media a call from a surgeon in the UK for us to pray for everyone in the NHS.  Pray that each person who works in the NHS will recognise that our God is real and alive and pray that they turn to God in this dark hour.  Pray also for other workers, like those who drive our buses, those who work in supermarkets, those who empty our bins etc.  So many of them are putting themselves at risk so that we can all survive during this time.
  • Pray for those who are struck down by this virus – may they in their weakness turn to God and cry out for help. A friend of mine contacted me last week to ask for prayer.  Her husband had been admitted to hospital was receiving oxygen and was looking like he would be taken to ICU.  He was getting worse and she knew she needed God to move so she called and asked her friends, family and church to pray.  She too was unwell.  As we prayed – he turned a corner and began to slowly get better – in a few days he had recovered enough that he could get home and now both of them are on the way to recovery.  When we pray – God acts.
  • Pray that people will adhere to the Government guidelines and stay at home so that people are still able to go out for a walk or a run. There are many in our society who need, because of their mental health, to take a walk or run each day.  Please pray for people’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.
  • We continue to pray for the most vulnerable of our society. We pray for those who have to be in lockdown for 12 weeks.  Pray specifically for them during this time that they would not lose hope but that they would continue to find comfort and experience kindness from neighbours, family and friends.  Pray for God’s protection to be all around them and others who are in vulnerable situations because of this lockdown situation.  Pray that each vulnerable person/child would experience joy rather than stress and peace rather than fear.  Also remember those who are in prison at this time too.
  • Do remember to pray for those who are worried about their business or about their finances. It’s so good that the Government have helped many who are employed or self-employed but despite this there are many worried about how to make ends meet.  Pray that in the midst of their fear, God would meet them and provide for them.
  • Pray that many will find God in this unusual time. Pray for supernatural encounters with the living God.  Pray that the fear and panic people are experiencing will draw them closer to God.  Pray that Christians everywhere would have the courage and faith to speak out about the sure and certain hope we have in God.

 

 

Continue to pray not only for our own nation but for the nations of the world.  Pray for Italy, Spain, France and other countries that are experiencing the fierce blast from this virus.  Also pray for those in Africa who are worried about how they are going to get food during this horrible time.  Pray for a global awareness of God’s love and for revival to come.

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

 

  • Set your phone, your watch, your alarm clock or whatever to remind you to pray throughout the day. I would suggest praying every hour for a few minutes or for as long as you wish, but make a time that is suitable for yourself.
  • Maybe pray for one of the above pointers every hour – or take one for each day of the week.
  • Every time you wash your hands, which should be often – then pray a ‘Heal Our Nation’ prayer – sing or speak the lyrics of ‘Heal our Nation’ and ask God to pour out his Spirit on this land. ‘Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, pour out your Spirit on this land.’  Sing or speak that twice.  And finish with the first line from the verse ‘Lord we long for you to move in power’ – and ask God to move in the UK but also move in our world.  https://soundcloud.com/nancygoudie/heal-our-nation
  • Keep reading Psalm 91, Psalm 121 and Psalm 46 to encourage yourself and your family with the truth of the word of God.

 

 

And remember above all – It may be Friday, but Sunday is coming!  Our prayers are being answered, even as we speak.  Hold on to God and be full of courage and faith.  As I have said before, this virus did not take the Lord by surprise, so let’s lean upon him in prayer at this time, knowing he holds all the answers and that together with him we will win this battle.  This coronavirus has to retreat as we pray and Heaven moves.  Continue to remember that even the simplest prayer is powerful.   Pray with faith.  Pray believing.  Have you only got a tiny seed of faith?  That’s enough to move mountains.  We will see this mountain move – so let’s encourage each other and pray!

 

Never forget: you are amazing!  Keep praying and keep praising!   –  NANCY GOUDIE

 

 

 

Prayer points for Friday 3rd April 2020

Setting the scene

On 20th March, I called for a National Day of Prayer, not only for the UK, but for others who live further afield.  A few days after it was over two friends contacted me and asked if I would do a National Prayer Day every Friday, and asked if I would give some pointers each week for prayer.  After prayer I took up the challenge of doing just that.  Please listen to my original video calling for prayer if you haven’t heard it already – it sets the scene for what we would want to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_w9dLCcSOY

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 3rd April –

As I write these prayer points, I am full of thankfulness and gratitude for the NHS and for their staff who have given of themselves so selflessly, and also for our Government who have worked so hard to help our nation at this time.  However, I am saddened to see that in many ways our leaders have not turned to God in prayer.  There has been no official call from our nation’s leaders to have a National Day of Prayer.  Prince Charles sent a message to the nation on Wednesday 1st April, but rather than calling us to prayer, he encouraged us to, “have hope and faith in ourselves and each other.”  Hope and faith are so important at this time, but I believe real hope and faith are found in God.  It was wonderful to hear of one of the biggest TV news channels (MSNBC) in America interviewing Bishop T.D. Jakes recently about the Corona virus situation and at the end he asked T.D. Jakes to do something he had never asked anyone to do on air before and that was to pray for the nation of America at this time.  I would love our TV news channels to respond in this way too.  Unfortunately, the BBC have been cutting out stories of faith from people or pastors who have had the virus and who are now recovering.  We are supposed to be a Christian nation, but the truth is for years we have turned our backs on God.  It’s important in these days to stand up unafraid and confess our faith in a way which is full of wisdom and grace.  We need more than ever to call on God to forgive us and to heal our nation and heal our world.   Let’s continue to trust in our amazing God and pray for the following:

 

  1. Our two biggest prayer points for this week remains the Prime Minister and the whole Government and also for the amazing NHS. Pray that the Government are able to access a way of testing NHS staff so that they know whether they have the virus or not.  Praise God for the doctors, nurses and care workers who are coming out of retirement to help.  Pray that the NHS will not be overwhelmed by the amount of people who are infected.  Thousands of wonderful surgeons, doctors, nurses, care workers and medical administrators are putting themselves on the frontline at this moment in time.  Let’s praise God for these wonderful people who have such a tough task and many of whom are at their capacity.  Pray that they too will feel the hand of God helping them.  I heard on the news, one nurse from abroad saying that they felt like Florence Nightingale – let’s pray that as they give of themselves that their strength is replenished and that peace and joy will fill them to overflowing.
  2. Pray too for Boris Johnston and his ministers as well as everyone who is helping the Government at this time. You can see the strain on the face of Boris Johnson.   Whatever your political stance, he needs our prayers, indeed the Bible tells us to pray for our leaders.  Pray for our leaders that they will have good physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.  Pray that they will receive God given wisdom from Heaven.  Also pray for unity in our Government at this time.  Pray that each of the men and women in our Government will be kept strong and at peace as they navigate their way through this unprecedented time.  We have never as a country, and indeed as the world, been this way before so let’s pray that they will be aware of a higher hand guiding them in all they do.  Pray for an awareness of a supernatural God at work in their talks and plans.  Pray for wisdom in every decision they make.  Pray that they know they are not alone and that there are many of us standing with them in prayer.
  3. Pray for those who have contracted the virus. Pray that many will recover quickly and that many in our nation and elsewhere will soon be out of isolation.  Pray that many in their fear and panic will turn to the Lord and cry for help.  Pray that many will find him.
  4. We continue to pray for the most vulnerable of our society. We pray for those who have to be in lockdown for 12 weeks.  Pray that in the midst of this time, they will experience kindness from neighbours, family and friends.  Pray that they will be protected from the virus and that their physical and mental health would be strong.
  5. Continue to pray for kindness and unity to prevail. It’s been wonderful to see and hear of many stories of people helping others during this crisis.  Pray and ask God to give the people of the UK and indeed the world a spirit of unity.  Pray that we would leave our criticisms of each other behind and call on God to unite us as a world.  There are many in the UK who live by themselves.  Do pray that each person would find comfort in Facetime calls, Zoom calls, and Skype calls.  Find ways of sending those who are vulnerable or who live by themselves positive encouragement.  Laughter is a great health benefit, so find something that makes you laugh and share it with your family or friends.
  6. Praise God for what the Government have done for those who are employed or self-employed in the UK. But still despite this amazing help, there will be some people who are still very concerned about their finances or their jobs.  Pray too for those who have businesses that are now closed.  Pray for the whole work force of the UK.
  7. Pray for those who are concerned over not only their physical health but also their mental health in a time when they cannot see friends, cannot attend the gym and cannot work. Pray that as they self-isolate that their mental health will improve rather than diminish.   Pray also for those who are at risk by being at home – those in difficult and controlling situations.  Pray for protection for each of these people.

Above all, pray for our world and that many people will turn back to God during this time.  Pray that they will experience a God of love and grace.  Pray that when they come to the end of themselves that they will find God there.  Pray for the UK but also for China, Italy, France, Spain and indeed the whole world.  Praise God that China seems to be getting back to normal life now – but Italy and Spain in particular are on the news a lot.  Our world needs a miracle and our God is a miraculous God.  Let’s speak out about our faith and about how much we value prayer. 

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

 

  • Set your phone, your watch, your alarm clock or whatever to remind you to pray throughout the day. I would suggest praying every hour for a few minutes or for as long as you wish, but make a time that is suitable for yourself.
  • Maybe pray for one of the above pointers every hour – or take one for each day of the week.
  • Every time you wash your hands, which should be often – then pray a ‘Heal Our Nation’ prayer – sing or speak the lyrics of ‘Heal our Nation’ and ask God to pour out his Spirit on this land. ‘Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, Heal our Nation, pour out your Spirit on this land.’  Sing or speak that twice.  And finish with the first line from the verse ‘Lord we long for you to move in power’ – and ask God to move in the UK but also move in our world.  https://soundcloud.com/nancygoudie/heal-our-nation
  • Keep reading Psalm 91, Psalm 121 and Psalm 46 to encourage yourself and your family with the truth of the word of God.

God has said, “Never will I leave you and never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5b).  This virus did not take the Lord by surprise, so let’s lean upon him in prayer at this time, knowing he holds all the answers and that together with him we will win this battle.  This Corona virus has to retreat as we pray and Heaven moves.  Continue to remember that your prayers are powerful – no matter how weak you think they are!  Pray with faith.  Pray believing.  In the Bible it says that if we pray with a tiny seed of faith, we can move mountains.  We will see this mountain move – so let’s encourage each other and pray!

 

You are amazing!  Keep praying and keep praising!   –  NANCY GOUDIE