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Prayer points for Friday 10th of April

Friday 10th April – Easter Friday

 

Setting the scene

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

 

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

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 10TH APRIL –

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Prayer suggestions for Friday 3rd April 2020

Setting the scene

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

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 3rd April –

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

 

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

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

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

 

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

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

 

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

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This is an incredible book which you can open at any page and you will find something either to make you laugh and giggle or something to encourage you to laugh out loud. Laughter is an amazing gift and experts tell us that laughter has huge health benefits for each of us.

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If you have ever experienced stress, carried worries or fought fears, or are just looking for an oasis in your busy life, then this CD is for you. This recording will take you to a place of tranquillity where peace, love and grace are in abundance.

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What we speak has power and therefore when we confess the truth contained in the word of God, power is released and the word brings life. Speak life and truth into your circumstances and let’s see God do a miracle!

‘Speak Vol 2 – declare the truthhttps://www.ngm.org.uk/product/speak-volume-2-declare-the-truth/
We need to listen to the truth of the word of God rather than listening to the lies of the enemy. We need to believe the word of God rather than believing the enemies lies.

In these days of uncertainty, fear, pain and worry, let’s feed ourselves with the truth of the word of God. These products will help you to be strong and secure in these times of trouble. They will ground your faith and still your fear. They will bring peace and even joy in the midst of sorrow. Keep strong. God is with us all….He is our refuge and strength, an every present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46).

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Prayer suggestions for Friday 27th March 2020

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

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 27th

 

  • Pray for our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and his ministers. I wrote to our Prime Minister this week and told him that thousands of us all over the UK and beyond will be praying for him and the leaders of our country.  In the Bible, the Lord instructs us to pray for our leaders.  So whatever political party you support, let’s lay that aside right now and pray for wisdom, health and strength for those making national decisions right now.  Pray that each of these men and women in our Government will be kept strong and at peace as they navigate their way through this unprecedented time.  Pray that they will be aware of a higher hand guiding them in all they do.  Pray for an awareness of a supernatural God at work in their talks and plans.  Pray that they know they are not alone and that there are many of us standing with them.  Pray the same for all worldwide leaders at this time.
  • Pray too for the NHS and medical staff throughout the world at this time. Thousands of wonderful surgeons, doctors, nurses, care workers and medical administrators are putting themselves on the frontline at this moment in time.  This week I wrote to Sir Simon Stevens again to thank him for all he and his team are doing in this difficult time.  I thanked him for the wonderful NHS staff and told him we would be praying for him and everyone involved in the NHS at this time.  So, let’s pray for health, strength and wisdom for them all.  Again, please pray that they are protected from this virus and that they realise that as they work a higher hand is working with them to see this virus end.
  • I heard today as I was writing these prayer points that Prince Charles has the Coronavirus. Do pray for him and for the many people in our world who either have the virus or are concerned that they may get the virus.  Pray for healing for them all and pray too for supernatural visitations in ICU and that throughout this crisis, many will turn to God in prayer.
  • Pray for those who are vulnerable and who have to lock themselves away for 12 weeks. Pray that in the midst of this time, they will experience kindness from neighbours, family and friends.  Pray that they will be protected from the virus and that their physical and mental health would be strong.
  • Continue to pray for kindness to prevail. Ask God how you can help someone else.  If someone lives by themselves, call them, email them, Facetime them for a chat and find out if there is anything you can do to help our families, friends and neighbours.  Speak words of encouragement and joy.  Laughter is important at this time.  Send them something that will make them laugh.  Recommend a book, or a film that they can read/watch that is funny.
  • Pray for those who are worried about finances. Shop, pubs, restaurants, hotels, gyms, businesses have all closed.  The people who own these businesses will be worried.  Many self-employed people will be concerned about their income suddenly stopping.  Pray that somehow, they will have the provision they need.
  • Pray for those who are concerned over not only their physical health but also their mental health in a time when they cannot see friends, cannot attend the gym and cannot work. Pray that as they self-isolate that their mental health will improve rather than diminish.

 

Above all, pray for a miracle not just for the UK but for China, Italy, France, Spain and indeed the whole world.  Last week, I reminded you that when King George VI asked our nation to pray in Word War 2 – mighty miracles happened – we can see this happen again today.  We know we need a miracle from Heaven.  It says in 2 Chronicles 7:14 that if my people who are called by my name humble and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.  We need to cry out to God for our nation and for the nations of the world.  We need God to heal our land. We need to see a miracle!  Pray for supernatural encounters.  Pray for the angels in Heaven to be released to help us at this time.  Pray, fast and seek God’s face at this time and let your prayers be like bullets in God’s gun, as it were, to shoot down this virus and see a miracle right here and right now!

 

 

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.
  • 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
  • Read Psalm 91, Psalm 121 and Psalm 46 at various points through the day. Strengthen yourself in the Lord with the words from these psalms.

 

 

We will win this battle.  This coronavirus has to retreat as we pray and Heaven moves.  Remember your prayers are powerful – no matter how weak you think they are!  Pray with faith.  Pray believing.  In the Bible it says that if we pray with a tiny seed of faith, we can move mountains.  We will see this mountain move – so let’s encourage each other and pray!

 

You are awesome – thank you  – NANCY GOUDIE

 

This Friday and every Friday – A National Day of Prayer

 

On Friday 20th March 2020, I arranged a National Day of Prayer where many people in this nation (UK) and many people in other nations prayed that God would, because of his great love for our world, in his grace and mercy stop this virus. I did this because one person asked me to co-ordinate a day where people could pray. I know there have been other days of prayer and that’s wonderful – the more people praying the better. However, another two people have now asked if I would co-ordinate a weekly day of prayer together with a prayer list so that people with a faith or even those without a faith can continue to ask God to move in great power. Our world is in crisis and I want to help and I’m sure you do too. One thing we can all do is to pray. We want to see this virus gone and life being restored. I believe that is what is on God’s heart too, and therefore we need to pray. Are you ready to take up the challenge to pray? Some people say, “I don’t know how to pray.” That’s okay – praying is simple – it’s just talking. We all know how to talk. The wonderful thing is God hears every small whisper. You can pray prayers like this: “God help us!” “God help my family.” “God if you are real be real to us now.” “God change the circumstances.” “God, forgive me and cleanse my land.” “God, I need you.” All these prayers are brilliant prayers and we can all do this. Whether you believe in a God, who is not only real but powerful and who loves us so much like I do, or not – the important thing is we all know we need outside help to help us at this time and who better than the all-knowing, all-seeing God. Let’s storm the heavens and implore him to come and heal our world. Let’s pray for our politicians and our medical teams. Let’s pray for those who have no one to help them in this crisis. Will you help me to moblise an army of people – with faith or with no faith – to pray? We are in a war and everyone needs to do their part. You may not be on the front line as it were like the doctors and nurses are, but we can be on the front line spiritually by praying and interceding for yourself, for your family, for your neighbours, for your nation and for our world. Let’s stand together. This Friday 27th March and every Friday let’s make it a National Day of Prayer and I will issue a list of things we can pray for every week. Are you with me? We can do this if we stand together. Please share this far and wide and make sure as you share it, you click on public post so that not only can your friends and family see it but everyone and anyone can – thank you! We are stronger together!

Daniel 9

Hope your prayer day is going well….every time I wash my hands I am praying my Heal our Nation prayer, but also I am stopping on the hour every hour to spend some time praying on my own or praying with the rest of ngm through FaceTime. We at ngm have just finished our 1pm prayer and we based our prayers on Daniel 9 – where Daniel prayed for his nation and asked God to forgive his nation for the things his nation had done. The wonderful thing is he did not pray – ‘they’ have done wrong – but he prayed ‘we’ have done wrong. He did not say ‘their’ wrong doings; he said ‘our’ wrong doings. He confessed on behalf of everyone including himself. Daniel went on to say this in verses 18b-19: “We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. Oh Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! Oh Lord hear and act! For your sake O my God do not delay….” let’s do the same. None of us deserve God’s grace and mercy – but because of his great love for each of us, let’s boldly approach our great and wonderful God and ask him to forgive us and heal our land.

Encouragement as you pray

Something to encourage you….as you pray! I was reminded this morning that today is the first day of spring. I didn’t know this when I asked the Lord which day to set aside as a National Day of Prayer, but God did. Spring brings hope and life and today as you pray see it as a seed planted in good ground that will bring forth in its time healing, wholeness, life and huge amounts of fruit. Wow!!! Lets keep praying. This morning I was on Premier Radio calling people to turn to God in prayer rather than being in fear and panic and encouraging them to use music – particularly Heal our Nation song written by my husband, Ray and others in Heartbeat in the 80’s. https://soundcloud.com/nancygoudie/heal-our-nation Then I spent time with my ngm family on FaceTime to pray for our nation. As a nation at this time we turn to God and ask for his grace and mercy not because we deserve it, because none of us do, but because He is a good God and he loves us so much. Lets see a spiritual spring start today!! Woohoo!

National Prayer Day- pointers

Prayer suggestions for Friday 20th March 2020.  If you don’t know how this call to prayer came about – then listen to a video I have done – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_w9dLCcSOY

  • Set your phone, your watch, your alarm clock or whatever to remind you to pray. 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.
  • 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
  • Read Psalm 91 at various points through the day. Read it in The Passion translation, the NIV or any other version you like, but imagine yourself speaking this over your family, friends, neighbours and of course yourself.

 

Prayer pointers for Friday 20th March 2020 as we come humbly before God asking for grace and mercy, knowing that he is a good God who is full of grace and love.  We know we don’t deserve his grace, but he freely gives to all who ask.  In fact, he encourages us in prayer to ask, seek and knock (Luke 11:9-13).  He also encourages us not to give up – so if at first, we don’t see an answer, let’s continue to pray and ask, seek and knock on Heaven’s door and believe that God will give us what we ask for (Luke 11:5-8).  In my own experience, it is often as I have looked back that I can see that from the first moment I prayed, God was working behind the scenes but I just couldn’t see it.  So, don’t get despondent, but continue to pray.  Also remember that God loves to turn difficult and horrible circumstances around for good (Romans 8:28) and therefore see this time as a time where we can show what our God is like and how he gives us peace and even joy in the middle of grief.  May this be a time when many turn to God and discover a God of salvation and healing.  Let’s believe for revival in our land.

 

  • Pray for a miracle. When King George VI asked our nation to pray in Word War 2 – miracles happened – we can see this happen again today.  We need a miracle from Heaven.  It says in 2 Chronicles 7:14 that if my people who are called by my name humble and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.  We need to cry out to God for our nation and for the nations of the world.  We need God to heal our land.
  • Pray for wisdom for ourselves, our family, friends, neighbours and also for the leaders of our country. Pray that our Government officials will have wisdom from Heaven.  Pray that they will recognise the need for a supernatural wisdom and also help beyond what even the greatest experts can give us.
  • Pray for medical experts across the world to find a medical remedy to this virus.
  • Pray for healing for those who are already infected. Pray for supernatural visitations in ICU and for many to turn to God in prayer.  Pray for the nurses and doctors and experts in the medical field that they would have health and strength and again have wisdom to find a medical solution to this problem.
  • Pray against panic and fear – someone said recently that panic and fear kill too, so let’s pray peace – the kind of peace which I have experienced since my husband died in 2016 – the peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:6-7) – Jesus peace (John 14:27) and even joy for everyone.
  • Pray for kindness to prevail.  Look for people you can help yourself – neighbours who are needing someone to get some shopping for them etc., and also pray for kindness and generosity to be shown more in our nation.  A friend of mine recently bought some toilet paper and when she heard that someone had none, she gave them a large pack of toilet rolls that she had been able to purchase.  We need to show more kindness in these days rather than just thinking of ourselves.  Pray and ask God what you can do to practically help others – perhaps a phone call, a facetime or skype call, a letter, an email with words of encouragement and joy.  Laughter is a great fear basher…send something that you know they will laugh at – I have a book on laughter if you want to send a small book to encourage them to laugh in the midst of this crises- https://www.ngm.org.uk/product/the-gift-of-laughter/
  • Pray for those who are self-employed or who cannot work at present. Pray for those businesses, events etc., who are not able to have their usual custom.  It is a worrying time for everyone.  Pray against that stress.  Pray for those who could become isolated and lonely, especially the elderly or those who have to self-quarantine.  Pray that even in their loneliest or worrying times they will find a provision of Godly peace in their hearts.  Pray that many find God through this time.

 

Together we can pray and seek God and make a difference in our world.  Let’s do it with joy,  peace and conviction that every prayer however small is heard.

 

Thank you – NANCY GOUDIE

Incredible stories of transformation

What an incredible time we had at Windsor and Preston Spiritual Health Weekends – so many lives changed and transformed by the love and power of God.  So exciting.  So many stories of God’s unfailing love.  As many of you will know I pray over everyone’s names and ask God for a word for each person who books in.  What a joy it is to see the reaction from people when they have had their word read over them.  Many are in tears; many are excited and many are blown away with what God says.  I was told of one lady who is not a banquet type of lady but more someone who would settle for toast.  She told us she was fine with toast.  However, in her word, I told her that the Lord had spread a banquet for her and that she should not settle for toast.  God said to her – why would you settle for toast when I have prepared a huge banquet for you.  I didn’t know this lady – but God did!  Another lady was told that she had healing hands and a compassionate heart just like her Father in Heaven and that every day she gets to exercise those gifts.  What I didn’t know was that she was a GP who had always wondered if she was significant in what she does.  God gave her immense encouragement through that word.

If I can hear from God for others, then so can you.  Every day I sit and listen.  I ask God for a picture and he gives me a picture or an impression in my heart for many people I don’t know.  I only have their name in front of me.  I then write down from that picture what I believe God is saying and then I trust in him.  Each word is then put on a card and put into an envelope and at my weekends each person gets their special word from God read over them.

I remember one time a friend of mine told me, “Nancy, I don’t understand my word.  Every year when I get my word from God through you at the Spiritual Health Weekends, I am always so encouraged, but this year I don’t understand this word.”  The word said that even if the worst should happen, I will be with you. She told me, “I don’t want the worst to happen.”  I told her that perhaps I got the word from God wrong, but that I remembered writing it and felt so strongly that God had told me to write what I had written.  She filed it in her Bible and didn’t think about it again, until a few years later when she found that the worst had happened.  She was going through an awful storm.  When she cried out to God in her sorrow, she picked up her Bible and my word fell on to her lap.  She picked it up and read it again and it made complete sense.  It talked about how even when the worst happened (and it had) God would never leave her and how his arms were around her helping her to walk with healing and hope in her heart.  It was just what she needed to read at that time.

Each of us can be God’s voice and encouragement to others.  Let’s draw near to the Lord and ask him what he wants to say to others who are our friends or family.  Your word might just be the encouragement they need to hear.  I love the way that the Lord always encourages and builds others up – let’s make sure our words are doing the same.  God is so good.

A Story Of Provision

I heard a story today that encouraged me so much – so I thought I would pass it on to you.  If you need God to move in your finances, then get a hold of this story and pray it into your life too.  A couple who have seen God move supernaturally in their own finances started to pray for this to happen to others too.

A friend came to the husband for counsel on his finances and after encouraging him with stories of supernatural provision that he and his wife had seen, the husband then prayed that the same supernatural provision would defy all expectations.  That evening the person who came for counsel went to one of his friends to ask for a loan so that he could catch up with his mortgage payments.  The friend didn’t give him a loan – instead he gave him a love offering which completely paid off his mortgage and then gave him some extra for repairs to his car.  How wonderful is our God?  What he has done for others – he can do for you!

At another time the same couple were praying for someone who was in a tough situation.  The person who asked for prayer had a husband who was unable to work because he had been injured in a car accident.  The wife was a beautician and at the end of their prayers for healing for the husband, they prayed that she would have supernatural tips at work.  They lived in a small town but at the end of the week, the wife called them to say that on top of her normal tips, she received $500 from a single customer as a tip!  The next week, the same thing happened – a single customer gave her $500.  This happened four weeks in a row.  The following week, instead of calling the wife showed up at this couple’s home and said, “Guess what?”  The praying couple said, “Let us guess, another $500?”   “No.” she replied, “A single customer gave me a tip of $5000!”  Through the generosity of others, they did not lose their home or their car and the husband recovered quicker than the doctors had anticipated.  The tips covered everything they needed while he recovered.

Having lived by faith for my finances for 37 years, I know that God can and does provide.  What an amazing God we have!  Nothing is impossible.  Today if you are in need, let these stories bless and encourage you.  Trust in the God who loves you and has everything you need.  Go to him today and believe him for the miracle you need.  I release these testimonies over you in the name of Jesus Christ.