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Prayer points for Friday 10th July 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 so aware of the need of a move of God across our land. We have left our first love as a nation. This country used to be called Christian, but oh how times have changed. We used to be a nation who sent missionaries to various parts of the world. Now it is us who need to be evangelised. It is us who need to hear the truth.

When Ray and I founded our band called Heartbeat about 40 years ago, one of the things we did was to visit various schools all over the UK. We took many RE lessons in the schools and shared our faith. One of the things we noticed was that the teenagers we met were totally unaware as to what a Christian was. When we asked them to tell us what they thought a Christian was some of the answers would have been hilarious if not so tragic. They thought a Christian was someone who drank tea and watched “Stars of Sunday” (a Christian programme on TV similar to Songs of Praise). Others told us a Christian was someone who ate bacon and eggs for breakfast (this was in a Jewish school) or someone who grew their own vegetables. Others told us the usual answers of someone who went to church and sat on a hard pew listening to a boring sermon. When we told them what a true Christian was and showed them how God was real and alive today, they listened. They didn’t want to go to church, but they wanted to discover a God who was real, alive and who could deeply affect their lives today. They wanted to know a God who loved them and who understood what they were going through in life. The story of Jesus and how he loved them, gave them a taste of real Christianity and thousands of them throughout the 80’s decided to come to know God for themselves. Our nation again needs to hear again about a God who cares, who loves us and who will never leave us even when life is bad. Right in the middle of this pandemic, whether we are a Christian or not, we need to hear that our God is good, he is kind and he is so faithful. He doesn’t leave us to fight our own battles, instead he is right in the middle of this pandemic with us. If you are a Christian, then trust him now and know the depths of his love for you. Don’t listen to the lies of the enemy that he has deserted you. The truth is that he is with you always. If you have known this truth, then begin to share with others, what God has done as you have travelled through this tough and awful time. Tell them that you could not have been able to go through this journey without him. I know this is true for me. I live to declare the goodness of God in the land of the living. He has been my strong tower, my shield and my faithful God. If you are not a Christian, then I implore you to discover our God who loves you and doesn’t stop loving you. He has loved you from the beginning and he will love you to the end. He is a God who gave himself so that others might live.

My husband sadly died 4 years ago. It was the toughest time of my life yet I have been able to endure the loss because of the presence of my God who loves me and who engulfed me with his love. During Ray’s last stay in hospital I remember one day the nurses trying to get blood from him so that they could test it. My husband’s veins were never easy to find and so after a while of trying to get blood from his arms and his hands they eventually tried to get blood out of his feet. Ray was in agony as they poked a needle all over him without success. At one point I almost said, “Here take my blood, I’ve got lots of veins”. I would have done anything to stop them hurting Ray, but I realised how futile my offer would have been. My blood would not work for Ray, they needed his blood to find out what was going on. Through recalling this awful time, I was reminded that Jesus freely gave his blood for each of us. Through the shedding of his blood, he gave us the opportunity of knowing God and living life to the full. He died so that we could live. What a wonderful God we have. He is a good and faithful God. He never leaves us alone. He is always with us. We don’t go through this virus alone! No matter what trauma we experience, God is with us and he cares like no other – enough to give his blood for you. Join me as we talk to this incredible God who today woos us as individuals and also as a nation back to himself.

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 10th July:-

1) Pray for many to come to know the Lord who gave his blood so that you and I may live. Pray that our nation turns back to God. Pray that we will discover a God who loves us and cares for us. Pray for revival to sweep our nation and for many thousands to be swept into God’s Kingdom. Pray for a Tidal Wave of his Spirit to come and hit our land bringing healing, justice and forgiveness. Pray for God to Heal our Nation – https://soundcloud.com/nancygoudie/heal-our-nation Use this song to cry out for God to come and heal our nation.

2) Praise God that the number of deaths continue to fall. Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are seeing the death rate fall dramatically. The death rate in England too has been much lower. We continue to see less deaths in the UK than is usual for this time of year which is wonderful, but we won’t be satisfied until we are seeing no deaths at all from Coronavirus. The rate of infection overall for the UK is still below 1 although we do need to be careful to follow the government advice to make sure it doesn’t rise above 1. We have also been able to deal with the hotspots in Scotland and also in certain places in England. Do keep praying – we have a long way to go, but we are going in the right direction. As long as we continue to observe the guidance from the government then as we pray, we should see progress.

3) Let’s continue to pray for our government as the Lord has instructed us to do. Whatever your politics, pray for the Prime Minister and MP’s of all parties. Pray for those who work in the government too as aids and advisors. Pray for unity in fighting this virus. Continue to pray for God’s wisdom to know how to control this virus and to see the economy get started safely again. Continue to pray for good reporting in the media. So many report inaccuracies and often spread much fear. If you find this happening to you, then don’t watch the news every day as it can affect your mental and emotional health. Let’s praise God for what the government have given to help in this crisis. They have released money so that people’s jobs might be safe. They have ploughed money into the NHS etc. They have done more than any other government have done across the world. Just this week they announced a grant of £1.57billion to the Entertainment and Theatre industries. They have also announced this week many measures to help employers to retain their employees or to create many new jobs particularly for those in the 16-24 age bracket. Do pray that these measures help in the long run to avoid huge unemployment.

4) Let’s continue to praise God for the NHS and for all who work in the caring professions all over the world. Praise God for the surgeons, doctors, nurses, care workers, dentists, assistants, cleaners and everyone putting themselves at risk so that we can get the help and treatment we need. Pray for all those working to help on the frontline against this virus. Pray for those who have not had their treatment or scans because of the urgency to deal with Coronavirus patients. Pray that those needing treatment for other diseases will get the treatment they need quickly.

5) Do pray for our economy – most businesses have opened up now but are finding that the public are not coming out to spend in the way they did previously. The government have issued a new Eat out to Help Out scheme during August – do pray that this works well and helps in some way. Pray that we will all have the confidence to shop and also eat out safely. Pray for those who work in those shops and pray that they will be able to retain their jobs. Pray for restaurants, hotels and pubs that they will find safe ways of opening. Two or three pubs this week in England have had to close again after someone was found to have tested positive for the virus. Pray for all businesses and for the public to keep safe. Pray for those working in places that are as yet not allowed to open – like gyms and spas and nail salons. Pray that it may be safe soon to open up again. Pray for the many thousands who have lost their jobs over the last number of weeks. Pray that they will quickly find a new job. Do pray that their lack of finance and their insecurities lead them to the God of all comfort and provision. Praise God as I said earlier that the government has said they are going to be ploughing £1.57billion grant into the theatre and entertainment industries. This is huge. Pray that each penny will be spent in the right way. Continue to pray for schools and college students who have found this lockdown difficult. So many young people have struggled with missing their friends. Do pray for their mental and emotional health.

6) I am aware that many are weary of all the structures that have been put in place so that we can be safe. I am aware that many are finding their peace and confidence in God at this time being shaken. Now is the time to renew our confidence in our great and powerful God. Let’s continue to read the Bible and soak in his truth. We must remember that the enemy would love to feed us lies (after all that is his native language) and feed the insecurity within our own hearts. So, let’s pray for ourselves that as we trust in God, we will have many testimonies to tell others about how God brought us through this crisis. Instead of giving in to the enemy’s tactics, let’s stand strong knowing that as we declare our trust and faith in God, God will give us HIS peace and HIS joy and indeed HIS life. Remember what it says in Psalm 46 – God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. V7 – The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. V10 Be still and know that I am God. Let’s still our stressful hearts and rejoice in who our God is. Pray for many that today they will find that no matter what happens, that the Lord is their refuge and strength in times of trouble.

7) We have accomplished much as we have prayed over the last number of months since March 20th. However, we mustn’t stop now. Let’s continue to pray until this virus is defeated. The government and the scientists are expecting a second wave of this virus in the winter and so it is important that we are praying into this now. We must keep in our minds that although the death rates are coming down, this virus has not disappeared. It is still very much here and it can be deadly. We are not depending on our own strength or indeed own wisdom, but we are depending on God’s help and strength at this time. Let’s unite our prayers for a great move of God across this nation and in our world. Let’s pray for many to turn to God and that in time we will see this virus eradicated.

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

1. 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.
2. Maybe pray for one of the above pointers every hour – or take one for each day of the week.
3. 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
4. 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.
5. 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

What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent weeks. Remember if you or others need prayer do drop us an email and we will pray. Don’t forget our prayer line if you or others need prayer – prayer@ngm.org.uk

I will leave you with a few verses from Joshua 1. This was when Joshua was commissioned to lead the children of Israel into the promised land. His mentor/leader Moses was now dead and Joshua took over as leader. I can just imagine the insecurities that he must have felt. Can I do this? Am I able to lead these people? Will God be with me as he was with Moses. It was at that point that God spoke and said, V5b “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will never leave you nor forsake you.” V7a “Be strong and very courageous.” V9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” So, in these days when we too can feel weary and insecure, let’s hear the voice of God speak to us as he did to Joshua and tell us that we need not be discouraged, for he is with us every step of this coronavirus journey. Trust in the God who is faithful to all his promises (Joshua 21:44-45).

Let’s trust him with all of our heart and lean not on our own understanding. In all our ways let’s acknowledge him and he will direct our paths (Proverbs 3:5-6). Let’s continue to praise, let’s continue to pray and let’s continue to trust. With love to you all – NANCY GOUDIE

Prayer Points for Friday 3rd of July 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

This week I watched the UK Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast online.  This is something I have attended in the past at the House of Commons in Westminster but this one we all watched online due to Covid 19.  What a thrill it was to see our Prime Minister and the Leader of the opposition talk about the importance of prayer.  It was wonderful to hear prayers and the reading of the Bible from various MPs and a talk from the Leader of the House.  It was wonderful to hear an address by a Bishop who talked about the importance of the local church – he mentioned that there are more churches in the UK than there are pubs.  He talked about how Jesus came as a servant and how the churches are serving in the many communities all over the UK.  This half hour programme is well worth watching again – visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJZGdTxD9Ko to watch on youtube.  The thing I was most encouraged by was the way that the name of Jesus was spoken about and uplifted so many times.  God is doing something in our nation at this time – and it’s so exciting.

I cannot get the longing for revival out of my heart – not that I want to do that – in fact the very opposite, I want the longing to continue to grow and develop until I see it happen in front of me.  Back in 1985, I saw a vision of a Tidal Wave of God’s Spirit hitting the shores of this land.  I was in the band my husband and I founded back in 1980 called Heartbeat and out of that vision we wrote a song called Heal Our Nation.  I have just this last week heard of three prophetic pictures that people have had recently of a Tsunami wave of God’s Spirit crashing onto the shores of our land.  My heart cries out as it did in 1985, Lord come and do it.  Let’s see a new move of your Spirit touch our land in a way that sees the church revived and the nation awakened.  We want to see a great Awakening – a move of God’s Spirit in our land.  Nothing else will satisfy.  In the middle of this Coronavirus, we have an opportunity to pray and ask God to move in supernatural and incredible ways.  To break into people’s lives with the truth of who Jesus is and how he can affect their lives.  Will you join me? 

I told you last week that I have been reading about the last great awakening in the UK – The Hebridean revival in 1949-1952.  A move of God Spirit swept through those islands and it resulted in many coming to know Jesus – in many towns, there was not one home which was not affected by the revival.  This happened here in the UK, not in some far off land, but right here in our own country.  I mentioned last week, that my husband and I saw the same signs of revival in our own ministry.  We saw people repenting not because someone preached a fantastic gospel message, but because God walked into the building and people suddenly saw the hardness of their own hearts.  These were full time Christian workers who loved God, yet under his spotlight they saw that they were not living the way the Lord wanted us to live. It all started when my husband and myself fell in love with the Lord to a much deeper level.  We just could not get enough of him.  Still to this day, I still cannot get enough of my Lord.  I love his word.  I live in his presence, I dwell in the depths of his love, I experience him every day and I continue to be overwhelmed by him.  I want others to experience my Lord.  Don’t you?  If that’s your heart then please join me in praying for revival to sweep across our land and for God’s name to be lifted high.    

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 3rd July:-         

  • It’s been good to see the number of deaths continue to go down – in fact the statistics tell us that we are now seeing less deaths than normal for this time of year. Let’s continue to pray that the death rate remains low, despite the problems we seem to be encountering in Leicester and possibly in Doncaster, Rochdale, Barnsley and Bradford.  Pray that the rate of infection comes down in all these cities and that people continue to follow the advice of the government wherever they live in the UK.   Despite these hotspots it seems like the rate of infection is continuing to come down which is great.  Do keep praying – we are not out of the woods yet, but we are going in the right direction.
  • As I said earlier, it was great to see both the Prime Minister and also the leader of the Opposition Party and the Leader of the House speaking on the National Prayer Breakfast about the importance of prayer. It was good to hear Boris Johnson thanking the church for praying for him personally through his problem with Coronavirus.  As he said, “It seems to have worked!”  Let’s continue to pray for our government and for all the MP’s no matter what party they are from.  Pray for all the Christians working in Parliament whether as MP’s or elsewhere.  Pray for God’s wisdom to know how to control this virus and to see the economy get started safely again.  Continue to pray for the media in the USA and in various other places in our world that they would have integrity and report news accurately.  Pray that the Prime Minister and his government and the leaders of every party will recognise their need of God’s help in tackling the many difficult issues they are facing today.  Indeed, pray for national leaders all over the world.  Let your heart continue to cry God soaked prayers for our land.

 

  • Let’s continue to praise God for the NHS and for all who work in the caring professions all over the world. Pray for each individual – pray for their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health at this time.  Pray for healing of memories for some of the things they have seen in the selfless work they have done.  Pray for the families of those who have seen their loved ones die because they have been serving others.  Continue to pray that their grief doesn’t turn into bitterness.  Pray for many to come to know God and turn to him for their help and strength at this time.

 

  • Let’s pray for businesses, restaurants and pubs that are now allowed to open. Pray that they will find safe ways of operating and that they would find their businesses increasing in custom at this time.  Pray for those working in places that are as yet not allowed to open – like gyms and spas and nail salons.  Continue to pray for those who have lost their jobs as I am sure you will have seen on the news there was over 11,000 redundancies yesterday on top of the many thousands there has been already.  It’s not easy to get a new job during this lockdown period.  Do pray that their lack of finance and their insecurities lead them to the God of all comfort and provision.  Continue to pray for the travel, events, theatre and entertainment industries.  These industries have been hit so hard and many are suffering because of it.  Pray for a way through this.  Pray for all pupils as they have their last days at school before the summer holidays.  Again, many children are struggling at home and need our prayers.  Do pray that parents and their children will find good and easy ways of learning at home. 

 

  • In this last week I have encountered many who are struggling with their mental and emotional health. So many need our prayers.  Let’s not forget to pray for their mental health.  Pray the wonderful peace of Jesus on them.  His peace is the peace that passes all understanding.  Pray for his presence to come on them particular at night when they sleep.  Pray for good and positive dreams and ones that lead to God rather than away from him.  Fear and worry if not checked can eventually lead to ill health and some have even died because of the fear and concerns they have.  Let’s pray against this and pray that they find the Prince of Peace.  Pray that in this time God will invade their dreams and set people free.

 

  • Let’s continue to pray that this virus is defeated. The government and the scientists are expecting a second wave of this virus in the winter and so it is important that we are praying into this.  We must keep in our minds that although the death rates are coming down, this virus has not disappeared.  It is still very much here and it can be deadly.  Let’s remain positive and know that our God can kill this virus in a second.  He did it in Egypt thousands of years ago and he is the same today as he was yesterday.  He is not limited in his power.  So, let’s pray and ask God that when it is the right time, that this virus would be eradicated and, in the meantime, that God would keep us safe and well. 

 

  • More than ever we need to pray for revival. We want to see that Tidal Wave of God’s Spirit to flow across our land and for many to be swept into this Kingdom.  Keep yourself in that waterfall of his Spirit and remain in his presence.  Receive his joy, his peace and his life into every breath that you breathe.  Increase your knowledge of God by reading and studying the Bible.  Read the life giving words from the Bible and hear Jesus speak life into your heart.  Pray for yourself, pray for your family, pray for your friends and your leaders.  Pray and remember as we pray, he hears every word and he will respond to you.  Remember we have an opportunity now that we may not have again to share the goodness and love of God.  So, don’t delay, but cry with everything within you for God to move in power in the UK and in 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

What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent weeks.  Remember if you or others need prayer do drop us an email and we will pray.  Don’t forget our prayer line if you or others need prayer – prayer@ngm.org.uk 

We, from ngm, held our very first Nancy Goudie’s Spiritual Health Breakthrough session on Tuesday night and it was so good to see so many come online and listen to the message that we are remarkable.  Each one of us is special, unique, incredible and remarkable.  We may not think that of ourselves, but it is the way God sees us.  Remember you are someone who is loved, who is called and chosen and who is blessed beyond all comprehension.  You are loved with an everlasting love.  You are never forgotten.  It was so good to remind those who came on to the breakthrough session that this is the truth of the word of God.  If you want to join us next time, then write to info@ngm.org.uk and ask for information to be sent to you when it is available.  We all need to be reminded of how God sees us.  Until next week, do keep remembering God is for you and with you.  Every prayer is precious and God hears every one.  He listens to our every whisper.  You are never forgotten not even for a second.  So, with these thoughts in mind, let’s pray with confidence that our God not only hears us, but that he loves us and our prayers can move mountains.  With love to you all – NANCY GOUDIE  

Prayer points for Friday 26th 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

 

Have you ever read about revival?  Have you ever experienced or longed to experience what you have read?  I am more aware this week than ever before that our world needs an unprecedented move of God in our society.  I listened to two talks this week recorded in the USA encouraging people that pedophiles should be accepted and that there is nothing wrong with the feelings and desires that they have.  I also read this week that in New Zealand abortions can now be legal until the moment of birth if two practitioners agree and that if a child is aborted but is born alive, that the baby should be given no help at all to live and should be allowed to die.  I don’t know about you, but when I read and listened to both these items in the news, my heart cried.  There are so many other issues in our society that should make our hearts cry such as the violence we see and we don’t see, the murders we hear about on the news, the injustice that happens, the racism that continues to occur and so much more.  However, it’s not sufficient just to have a sadness in our hearts when we hear of such things, instead we need to rise up as the church and pray.  When we pray, God moves and changes people’s lives.  In the Bible it talks about “If my people will humble themselves and pray then God would hear from Heaven and heal our land.  The Lord was not speaking to society when he instructs his people to pray, he is speaking to the church – we need to wake up and see what is happening in society, but not just mourn about what is happening but humble ourselves and pray.  I’m talking to myself here just as much as to you.  We can all be complacent and we can all think to ourselves, “Well, what can I do?  I’m only one person.”  Yet as we look at the scriptures, often God used one person and usually a weak person but used them in incredible ways.  Who am I talking about, well what about Moses, who was so full of fear that he ran away?  He was a murderer, a stutterer and yet God used him and he became one of the greatest leaders that the world has ever seen.  What about Esther, a young girl, a refugee, an orphan, a foreigner yet she became Queen.   What about David, a poor shepherd boy, not even thought about by his family when Samuel came to see them.  He became King and even when he was King and became a murderer and an adulterer, God did not reject him.  What about Gideon who was the weakest in his clan and his clan was the weakest in his tribe?  What about Mary a young virgin girl who was around 13 or 14, yet God used her as the mother of Jesus.  There are so many in scriptures that God didn’t reject because they looked to the naked eye as weak, because God saw them as they really were, strong and mighty.  God sees you today as a strong and mighty warrior.  You may think your prayers are weak but God takes the weak things of this life and makes them strong. 

 

My brother sent me a recording this week of a story of the Hebridean revivals which happened in 1949 – 1952.  The Hebrides are a group of islands off the coast of Scotland.  In this recording you can hear the evangelist Duncan Campbell who was used to bring revival to these islands many years ago, talking about a young 16 year old boy who through his prayers brought revival to his land – https://youtu.be/wgAZdtuBucE  – I look at our world and I can see that we need revival.  I look at the church and again I can see we need revival.  I have seen first hand how God moves in the church and in society with revival when we pray.  I have read about past revivals in books, but I have also seen those same signs happen when we seek God and pray.  In 2003 – 2006 my husband and myself saw, all I can describe as, a revival in our church/ministry where people were flat on their faces before God repenting of everything and anything in their lives.  No one preaching, but God moving in unprecedented ways his wonders to perform.  Literally the floor of our building had puddles of water all over it from people’s tears as they repented and sought God.  Our longing for God and for his ways burned in our hearts.  When someone who didn’t know Jesus entered our building, they were immediately struck by the Spirit of God and wanted to know what was going on in our building.  Someone walked in through our garden gate and immediately said, “Wow, I feel like I have entered into Narnia,” – she gave her life to Jesus and came to work in our ministry.  It all started with my husband and I praying and seeking God and God increased the desire in our hearts for him until we just could not get enough of him.  We need God to do it all again.  Will you pray?  Will you seek God?  Will you humble yourself and pray?  Will you ask for forgiveness for ourselves and for our world?  Let’s not judge someone else, but let’s ask for God to wake us up and pray.  We have much to thank God for; there are many signs that this Coronavirus in coming under control, but it has not gone away.  We need to continue to pray for a move of God not just for the virus, but for the spiritual state of our land.  Will you join me in praying for revival in the UK and also in the world?  Will you seek God with all your heart because that is when God reveals himself?  Remember no matter how weak you feel, God sees you as a mighty warrior and stands with you in the battle.  If we have him, we have all we need. We are living in an unusual yet wonderful time, a time where we could see revival happen.  Are you longing to see God move?  Are you ready to pray?

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 26th JUNE:-     

 

  • We have much to thank God for – the number of deaths continue to go down. The numbers of those in hospital continue to fall too.  In our own local hospital here in Bristol there’s seemingly no Covid19 patients left.  Let’s continue to pray that we will get to the point where there are no further deaths from this virus. This means that the restrictions can be lifted too which is wonderful for so many of us.  From July we can now meet with another household and this can be a different household each time.  We can also meet inside and outside.  Do continue to pray that the R Rate will be kept under 1 – at present it is between 0.7 – 0.9.  Pray too that the number of people encountering the virus will continue to fall.

 

  • I was so excited to see today that unity was more evident at the Prime Minister’s questions. The opposition leader not only agreed with the government about the way ahead, but also thanked him for what they were doing and said they were doing a good job.  What a difference our prayers are making.  Let’s continue to pray for those who serve in government and in the opposition parties.  Pray that the media would not try and divide as it so often does, but that it would report well with honesty and add to the unity we are seeing rather than working against it.  Pray too for the media in the USA and in various other places in our world that they would have integrity and report accurately.  Pray that the Prime Minister and his government and every leader of whatever party will recognise their need of God’s help in tackling the many difficult issues they are facing each day.  Indeed, pray for national leaders all over the world.  Let your heart continue to cry God soaked prayers for our land.

 

 

  • Let’s continue to praise God for the NHS and for all who work in the caring professions all over the world. So many of them deserve a medal for all they have done.  Pray for their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health as we come out of lockdown.  Many may find that they need healing of their memories for some of the things they have seen in the selfless work they have done.  Some have lost their lives because of their amazing dedication.  Let’s continue to pray for their families and all they have left behind.  Pray that their grief doesn’t turn into bitterness.  Pray for many to come to know God and turn to him for their help and strength at this time.

 

  • Let’s praise God for the businesses that are now able to open because of the reduction in the 2-metre rule. Pray for the restaurants and pubs that are opening soon.  Pray that they will find safe ways of opening and pray success and favour upon them.  Pray for the economy and for those businesses trying to recover after a long shut down.  Pray for those working in places that are as yet not allowed to open – like gyms and spas and nail salons.  Pray that the businesses will still be able to retain their staff. Pray for those who have lost their jobs -my own son lost his job this week and my niece a couple of weeks earlier.  Pray that all who have lost jobs will find work soon and that they will know God’s hand in thatPray too for the events, theatre and entertainment industry.  This industry has been hit so hard and as yet, there is no clear pathway back and no clear support either.  Already there have been redundancies and many self-employed are struggling.  Let’s pray for hope, but also for clear instruction to be given from the government so there’s a plan and support for these industries.  Praise God that some pupils have been able to go back to school, but let’s pray for all pupils that they will not have problems in their learning because of the lockdown.  Pray that each pupil will find creative ways of learning at home too.  Pray for all workers everywhere – many of whom are finding life so difficult.  Pray that in this time God will invade their dreams and many will find God at this time. 

 

 

  • Many are still struggling with mental and emotional problems and a lot of that is coming from the fact that they feel so insecure as to whether or not they will have a job. Both my niece and my son lost their jobs recently.  Do pray that they and others like them find what they should be doing in life.  Pray to for people’s mental health.  Pray the peace of Jesus on them all. His peace is the peace that passes all understanding.  Pray for his presence to come on them particular at night when they sleep.  Pray for good and positive dreams and ones that lead to God rather than away from him.  Fear and worry if not checked can eventually lead to ill health and some have even died because of the fear and concerns they have.  Let’s pray against this and pray that they find the Prince of Peace.  Let’s pray for our families, friends, neighbours and fellow citizens to recognise the wonderful blessings that only God can provide.

 

  • The Prime Minister has told us that churches can now hold services again from July 4th, this is good news – albeit without singing and with social distancing, but let’s pray that churches will not just go back to normal. Let’s pray that they will remember all those who have attended a church online and who will even now never darken the door of a church, but they will listen online.  Pray that church leaderships will have wisdom and vision to have both normal and online church services.  We are reaching so many who now attend church in their pyjamas and are hearing the good news we carry!  It is also good news that marriages can now take place albeit with only 30 guests, but this is still good news for all those who wanted to get married this year.  Praise God for good news and let’s pray for more.  I noticed that in their talks this week, the government and the scientists have stressed that they are expecting the virus to raise his head again in the autumn/winter period.  Let’s pray for the eradication of this virus and that the second wave will not cause the destruction we have seen over the last number of months.  It’s interesting to note that the scientists are not expecting the virus to disappear at all, they believe the only way ahead is a vaccine, but that’s without the power of our God.  In Egypt God removed the plaques when Moses prayed – and he can do it again in his time, if we pray with faith.  God is not limited in power.  Remember God’s agenda is that none perish, physically and spiritually.     

 

 

  • As I mentioned in my first paragraph, let’s continue to pray for revival. More than ever we need God to bring a spiritual awakening to our world.  Let’s pray “Lord, bring revival and start with me!”  Pray for yourself, your family, your neighbours, your town, your city, your area, your country and our world.  Let’s pray for revival for us all.  We don’t need to wonder whether this is on the heart of God or not, God wants to move in power and to bring a move of his Spirit across our land.  So, “God we cry to you to move in power and to start with me!  Reveal yourself to me and to us all.  Soak me in your presence and may many want and desire your presence more than ever before.  Lord let us cry tears of repentance but also tears of joy at seeing you move so much in our land.  Come Lord and Heal our Nation…https://soundcloud.com/nancygoudie/heal-our-nation   We have an opportunity now that we may not have again.  So, don’t delay, but cry with everything within you for God to move in power in the UK and in 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

 

What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent weeks.  Remember if you or others need prayer do drop us an email and we will pray.  Don’t forget our prayer line if you or others need prayer – prayer@ngm.org.uk 

I saw a photo on Facebook recently of a street preacher calling people to repentance and several people in the crowd kneeling to accept Jesus into their lives.  People are hungry, but we need to pray and be ready for the opportunities when they come….and they will.  Let’s be in the golden waterfall of his Spirit and let’s be soaked in him; it’s not a chore, it’s a privilege!  If you feel seeking God is a chore then perhaps can I kindly suggest that you have never really known him.  When you fall in love, you cannot get enough of the one you love.  The same is even more true about when you fall in love with our amazing, incredible God.  It’s certainly not a chore, it’s a delight.  Let’s soak ourselves in him and make ourselves ready for all he wants to do.  Let’s hear, obey and trust him like never before. 

Let’s pray – our prayers may be weak, but he is strong.  Let’s join with others in the Bible, like Gideon, Moses, Esther and many others who didn’t see themselves as mighty warriors, but God did.  You are a mighty warrior and through you and your prayers God is doing so much more than you could ever ask or even imagine.  If God can do things through a 16 year old boy in the Hebridean islands then he can do just as much through you.  Let’s listen to God and not the enemy, let’s believe God.  Remember, you are amazing and your prayers can move mountains.  Woohoo!  Let’s get praying!  With love to you all – NANCY GOUDIE  

 

 

 

Prayer points for Friday 19th 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

Whilst watching the news this week I heard a weather presenter show us a picture that had been sent in of a storm that had happened in the UK.  It was showing a lightning strike and a rainbow at the same time.  He said, “It was interesting how the rainbow was showing at the same time as the storm.”  Immediately I felt God speak and say, “I am always with you in the storms.” it reminded me that through the many storms that we experience in life, God is always there with his promises.  His promises never fail and he will never leave us in the middle of the storm.  His promises are Yes and Amen! (2 Corinthians 1:20).  No matter what we go through his promises and his presence remain.  How we need to hear that right now right in the middle of the storm of Covid 19 and also the racism we are seeing throughout the world.  God loves us all.  We are all precious in his sight and his promises are available to all.  Let’s stand on the promises of our great and wonderful God.  Let’s lean on him knowing that the everlasting arms surround each of us (Deuteronomy 33:27).  The eternal God is our refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms.  He will drive out your enemy before you, saying “Destroy him!”

Let’s trust in our mighty God to drive out Covid 19 with a word.  Let’s trust him to destroy and kill this virus and heal our world.  Let’s put ourselves and our families into the hands of the mighty God knowing that we are safe in his love and secure in his promises.  Remember when the storm rages, the rainbow declares the promises of God.

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 19th JUNE:-     

  • Praise God that the numbers of deaths are continuing to going down and also praise God for the medication that has been proven to reduce the death rate with those who have already got the virus. What a breakthrough this week!  Praise God that this low-cost pill is available for all.   Let’s continue to pray for the death rate to fall even more until there are no deaths at all in the UK and indeed in the world.  Do pray despite the shops opening up that the R rate will be kept under 1.  Pray too that those getting infected by the virus every day will fall also.

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for unity for our government – there are so many conflicting voices – some from the media and some from the opposition. Let’s pray for a united fight against this Coronavirus.  Continue to pray for the safety and for good health for our Prime Minister and his government.  Pray that every MP will be given integrity and wisdom.  Pray that each one will recognise that they need God’s help in tackling the many difficult issues they are facing each day.  Boris Johnson, the government and the opposition parties all need our prayers whether they recognise it or not.  Pray for national leaders all over the world.  Let your heart continue to cry God soaked prayers for our land.

 

  • Let’s continue to thank God for the NHS and for all who work in it. Let’s pray for Care homes and their staff too.  Each one, as I have said before, deserves a medal.  They have gone above and beyond the call of duty.  Some have lost their lives because of their amazing dedication.  Let’s pray for their families and all they have left behind.  Pray that their grief doesn’t turn into bitterness.  We so appreciate everyone who has served in this crisis so tirelessly.  Pray that each of them will know God’s hand in helping them deal with each situation as it arises.  Pray that many will find the Lord through this.  Pray against the massive strain it has been on their emotional and mental health.  Pray for many to come to know God and turn to him for their help and strength at this time.

 

  • Let’s praise God that most businesses have been able to open up and some school years have been able to go back to school. Pray for the economy and for those businesses trying to recover after a long shut down.  Pray also that the young people at schools feel secure and safe there and that they enjoy their last few weeks before their holidays.  Let’s praise God that the government have changed their minds on the issue of school meals through the summer.  This will help many families hugely.  It’s so good to be able to look after those who are finding things so difficult financially through this crisis.  Pray for the children still at home that God would protect their mental health and wellbeing as they have longer without being with friends and in their normal school environment.  Pray also for those in the Music, Arts and Entertainment business as they have been hit so much during this crisis.  Theatres and music venues have been closed and those who are normally employed in this business are finding that they don’t have any jobs at present.  Do pray for them physically, mentally and ask God to provide for them financially.  So many are finding life so tough at present.

 

  • Pray for the health and for the financial situations of each individual. So many are struggling in both of these areas.  Fear and worry and then lead to difficult mental problems.  Let’s pray for our nation to turn to the Lord who can provide health, wholeness and finance to us all.  As we know our God owns the cattle on a thousand hills and we know he doesn’t get stressed about any kind of lack.  Let’s pray for people to turn to our miraculous God and ask him to provide what they need.  The UK government have provided for us at this time by supplying money to the self-employed and also to businesses so that the majority of those in work can keep their jobs.  This is wonderful, but our God is much more generous and can provide everything we need.  Let’s pray for ourselves and also for our families, friends, neighbours and fellow citizens to recognise the wonderful blessings that only God can provide and let’s be thankful and grateful for all we receive from whatever source.

 

  • We continue to stand and speak out against racism in any shape or form. Please pray for this to be stamped out completely across the world.  Pray against all the unrest we are seeing in our world and pray for peace.  Pray for our government that they will put plans in place to see racism end in this nation.  Continue to pray and repent on behalf of the white community – we have so often misrepresented God’s love to our world.   Pray for healing for all.  Pray also for hope in the midst of hopelessness.  Pray for those whose battles are behind closed doors – there are still many who are being abused and damaged by others during this time.  Pray that what is happening will be exposed and help will be given.  Pray for healing of all these hurts and pains.

 

  • More than ever, let’s pray for revival. Pray for supernatural dreams and visions in the night.  Pray that people will recognise God moving in their lives.  Use the song, Heal our Nation  https://soundcloud.com/nancygoudie/heal-our-nation to pray for God to move in power.  We have an opportunity now to pray and ask God to move in power in the UK and in our world.  Let’s pray and not give up – because as it says in 2 Chronicles 15:7 – But as for you be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.  We will see what we are looking and yearning for.  We will see the rainbow after the storm.  Let’s pray:

Lord, we long for You to move in power;
There’s a hunger deep within our hearts,
To see healing in our nation.
Send Your Spirit to revive us:

Heal our nation,
Heal our nation,
Heal our nation,
Pour out Your Spirit on this land.

Lord we hear Your Spirit, coming closer,
A mighty wave to break upon our land,
Bringing justice, and forgiveness.
God we cry to You, ‘Revive us’

 

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

 

What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent weeks.  Remember if you or others need prayer do drop us an email and we will pray.  Don’t forget our prayer line if you or others need prayer – prayer@ngm.org.uk 

Let’s continue to praise God for all he is doing during this crisis.  Let’s open our spiritual eyes as Jesus encourages us to do in John 4:35 and see that the fields are ripe for harvest.  Let’s get involved in what he is doing around us.  Let’s not miss his kindness and his love at this time.  Let’s soak ourselves in him and discover more and more his presence.  We are living in an unprecedented time of grace, so let’s open our eyes and see a move of God like never before.  Our God has no restrictions on him, so look and see the ways he is moving and see how you can get involved.  You may not know how to get involved, but the truth is each of us can be involved by praying.  You might think that you are not a prayer warrior, but the truth is as I have said many times, if you can talk, you can pray.  Our prayers might be weak, but our God is strong.  Join in with many thousands of others across the world as we pray for God to heal our nation and heal our world.  Never let the enemy tell you that you are not effective, because you are effective!  You are amazing and your prayers can move mountains.  Woohoo!  Let’s get praying!  With love to you all – NANCY GOUDIE  

Prayer Points for Friday 12th of 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

 With all that is going on in our world, the one thing we need to do is to keep close to the God of all hope.  Don’t lose your hope – look at the world through the God of hope!  Jesus told us to look at the world with our eyes open – not with our natural eyes, but with our spiritual eyes (John 4:35).  Keep your spiritual eyes open.  Look to the God of hope who fills us with all joy and peace right in the middle of our storm, right in the middle of our battle, right in the middle of our mess.  Never let go of the God of hope.  As it says in Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  He is our only way through.  It’s because of who He is, that we can sing in the middle of our storm!

 I was listening to a song this morning and felt that I should share it with you.  It’s a song called Raise a Hallelujah – I feel in the midst of this horrible virus and also with the protests – peaceful or otherwise – the violence and the deaths we have seen, we should do what the song says and Raise a Hallelujah in the middle of the storm.  As I mentioned last week, it’s when the singers were sent out at the head of the army to sing their Hallelujahs that God did a miracle.  So, today in the middle of our storm, let’s raise our voices in praise and see this battle won.  Let’s keep remembering that God is for us and with us and that as we raise our voices and praise him despite the storms we are in, God will win this battle for us.  We have seen so many wonderful things happen as we have prayed, so let’s not give up now, let’s continue to praise our amazing God right in the middle of the battle.   Here are the lyrics, but when you hear the story behind this song, I’m sure it will encourage you to hang on to the God of hope and see the enemy defeated.  Check out the story and the song on this link: https://youtu.be/awkO61T6i0k

I raise a hallelujah, in the presence of my enemies
I raise a hallelujah, louder than the unbelief
I raise a hallelujah, my weapon is a melody
I raise a hallelujah, Heaven comes to fight for me

I’m gonna sing, in the middle of the storm
Louder and louder, you’re gonna hear my praises roar
Up from the ashes, hope will arise
Death is defeated, the King is alive

I raise a hallelujah, with everything inside of me
I raise a hallelujah, I will watch the darkness flee
I raise a hallelujah, in the middle of the mystery
I raise a hallelujah, fear you lost your hold on me

Sing a little louder
In the presence of my enemies
Sing a little louder
Louder than the unbelief
Sing a little louder
My weapon is a melody
Sing a little louder
Heaven comes to fight for me

I raise a hallelujah

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 12th JUNE:-     

  • Let’s raise a hallelujah that the death rate is continuing to fall. On Monday we were told that the virus is on the decline in the UK – let’s pray for this to continue to happen.  On Tuesday we were told that the deaths in the UK are now down to the lowest level since the beginning of the crisis.  All this is good news.  Let’s continue to pray that we will get to the place soon when there are no more precious lives taken because of this virus.  Let’s continue to praise God that the R Rate is still below 1 in all areas of the UK and pray that it remains that way despite the lockdown being released.  Let’s pray that people will continue to social distance and adhere to the government guidelines.  Pray too that those infected by the virus will fall also.

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for unity for our government – as well as integrity and wisdom. Whatever your political views, remember that the Bible tells us to pray for those in authority over us.  They desperately need our prayers whether they recognise it or not.  Pray that they do recognise the need for people to pray and for God to reveal wisdom to them.   Pray for all MP’s in every party.  Pray that Christian MP’s would rise up and bring God’s wisdom at this time.  Let your heart continue to cry God soaked prayers for the government and for the opposition parties too.  Pray for unity in fighting this virus together.

 

  • Let’s raise a hallelujah and praise God for the NHS and for all those who work in it. Pray for doctors, nurses, carers, cleaners, reception staff etc.  Each one has put their life on the line throughout this crisis.  Pray for good health and strength for them all whether they work in hospitals or in care homes.  Continue to pray for the families of those who have died and for the families who have not been able to see their loved one because of the risk of them passing on the virus.  Pray that they will soon be able to go home safely.  Pray against the massive strain it has been on their emotional and mental health.  Pray for many to come to know God and turn to him for their help and strength at this time.

 

  • Let’s raise a hallelujah and praise God that we have been able to open up most businesses, shops and some schools. Let’s pray that as this happens that the infection rate would not rise and would stay below 1.  Pray for safety for all the school children and that they would enjoy going back to school at this time.  Pray against fear in any of the pupils, parents or teachers.  Pray against anxiety at this time.  Pray that everyone will take the right precautions in opening up shops, businesses and schools.  Pray for the children still at home that God would protect their mental health and wellbeing as they have longer without being with friends and in their normal school environment. 

 

  • Pray for those who are lonely. We have been hearing of people dying in their homes during this crisis and no one knowing that this has happened.  Pray that neighbours and relatives and friends would check up on people who live alone.  As someone who lives alone, I so value my friends and family at this time.  Pray that people will have eyes to see the loneliness in others.  Pray that each lonely person would be so aware of the presence of God with them.  Pray that no one else would have to die alone.  I am thrilled to see that the Government has now arranged bubbles so that a household of one can meet with their family from this Saturday.  Let’s thank God for this as this will help some who are lonely at this time. 

 

  • Pray against all the unrest we are seeing in our world at this time. Pray against racism, injustice, pain and the many hurts and fears that have been highlighted at this time.  Pray for peace.  Pray for joy.  Pray for good to come from this time.  Continue to pray and repent on behalf of the white community who have so often misrepresented God’s love to our world.   Pray for healing for all.  Pray for hope in the midst of hopelessness.  Pray for those whose battles are behind closed doors – many are being abused and damaged by others during this time.  Pray that what is happening will be exposed and help will be given.  Pray for healing of all these hurts and pains.

 

  • Let’s raise a hallelujah and praise our God that in the middle of this crisis that God is moving and working and that he wants us to get involved. Let’s pray like never before for revival.  Let’s get soaked in his presence and let the pure gold of who he is to soak into us.  Let’s pursue God like never before and yearn to know him more.  Let’s open our spiritual eyes and see the many wonderful and incredible things that God is doing at this time.  Let’s pray for his will to be done on this earth as it is in Heaven.  Let’s remind ourselves that we already have the victory and that our God is big and strong.  Encourage each other and build each other up as it tells us to do in 1 Thessalonians 5:11.  Pray for our nation and for the nations of the world – pray and do not give up – pray for healing, for peace, for joy and most of all for revival.  This is an important time – let’s not miss what God is doing.  If all we have after this crisis is over is a list of what films we have seen on TV or Netflix, then we will have missed what God is doing at this time.  Let’s not miss it – let’s raise our hallelujah!

 

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

 

Don’t forget our prayer line if you or others need prayer.  It’s been our privilege to pray for many who have used this prayer line since its inception – so do share this email address with others who are in need of prayer – prayer@ngm.org.uk 

Some of those who have contacted us have told us how much they have struggled through this crisis.  You may feel the same.  I want to tell you that God is with you and for you.  Let me repeat that – he is for you!  He surrounds you and is in you.  He never leaves you.  Remember you are never alone.  He is right there.  In the middle of our pain, let’s reach out and try and help others who are struggling too.  That’s why I am birthing a new online Spiritual Health Breakthrough session so that we are aware of who we are and how amazing God has made us all to be.  He loves us – so if you are feeling low and in need of encouragement, then please do join us on 30th June at 7.30pm.  To find out more visit: 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.  In the meantime, let’s soak ourselves in God’s waterfall of grace and mercy and know the pure gold of his presence as it cascades in us and through us.  God is incredible and you are amazing.  Don’t give up – instead get soaked in the God of all hope!! 

With love to you all – NANCY GOUDIE  

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