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Prayer points for Friday 22nd January 2021

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time – do read the information at the bottom of this report which includes how this started and tips and pointers to help you during this COVID time. 

Ever cried out to God in desperation – I wonder how many of us have done so during this last year?  Let me tell you a story which is in my book Oasis of Hope and also is the subject of one of my Hope Talks.  A dear friend who is like the daughter my late husband and I never had, was going through such a difficult and traumatic time years ago.  She cried out to God in desperation one night when she could not sleep.  She went downstairs to her living room and prayed, “God I really need Ray and Nancy right now – I wish they were here with me.”  She turned on the TV and the first person she saw as her TV came to life was me.  I was speaking on God TV and the words I said clearly spoke into her life.  God had answered her prayer – I was right there in her living room!  She cried out to God in desperation and he answered her prayer.  The Lord may not answer your cry for help in quite the same way as my dear friend Amanda, but he will answer your prayer – of that you can be sure!  As Jesus said, I know Father you always hear me!  God always hears us when we cry out to him.  He never forsakes us – and no problem is too big for him to overcome.  Trust in him and keep your hope alive even when you are faced with trials and troubles as high as a mountain!  Our God is much bigger than any mountain and stronger than whatever you face – even this virus!  So, let’s pray with confidence and faith in our hearts today! 

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 22nd January 2021    

 

  • Pray for our Government – for our Prime Minister, for every Member of Parliament – whatever party they belong to. Pray for every part of the United Kingdom – Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales.  Let’s pray for our Royal Family – for our Queen and her family.  Pray for wisdom, pray for strength, pray for integrity and pry that each decision made will be for the good of our nation and our world.  The Bible tells us to pray for our leaders – so let’s do that right now!  If ever they need our prayers – it is right now!

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for the NHS. It seems that many of our hospitals are being overwhelmed with people desperate for help.  Pray for our surgeons, for our doctors and nurses.  Pray for everyone who works for the NHS that they will find strength that they didn’t know they had.  Pray that they will turn to the living God for help.  Pray that the kindness of God will be seen in and through them.  Pray for those who work in care homes.  Pray that each carer will be rewarded for all they do.  Pray that everyone who works in health care system will find the strength from above to carry on.

 

 

  • Deaths are continuing to rise, more people are being admitted to hospital yet let’s praise God that the cases are continuing to show a downward trend. Our prayers are being answered and the lockdown we are adhering to seems to be beginning to slow the virus once more.  The vaccines are being released at great speed as around 4 million people have received their jab.  Do continue to pray that all the statistics come down and that many more millions safely receive the vaccine.  Pray for the protection of everyone who receives the vaccine whether young or old. 

 

  • Everyone just wants this pandemic to be over now and our country to be back to normal. It’s been hard on us all, but as we pray for each other let’s look for opportunities to show kindness and love to those around us.  Look for ways to encourage and build others up.  Let’s keep praying for each other and pray for hope and peace to be given in abundance to us all.  Do pray for the many who are suffering badly with depression and anxiety.  So many are struggling with their mental health – pray for each of them that they will know the peace, joy and life that the Lord Jesus Christ brings.  Pray against fear – so many hold huge fears in their hearts and lives during this time.

 

 

  • Again, let’s pray for our economy. It has been hurt badly because of this lockdown.  Pray for large and small businesses.  Pray for ways of keeping each business afloat.  Pray for creative ideas for each owner.  Pray too for jobs – many are losing their jobs at this time – pray for confidence that they will get another job that will be secure for them.  Continue to pray for a spirit of kindness and generosity at this time.  Ask God for ways of being able to encourage the community you live in.

 

  • Do continue to pray for those who have young people at school, college or university in their home. So many are struggling with home schooling their children or helping their kids with trying to learn online.  It’s not easy for parents or for children – many of the parents are trying to juggle work and helping their children with school work.  It can cause heartache and huge amounts of stress.  Pray especially for those in Year 11 and 13 who have had their exams cancelled but face an uncertain time with how they will be graded.  Do also continue to pray for mental health problems with the children/young people not being able to see their friends socially.  Pray for no lasting bad effects on these young people. 

 

  • Our world needs God more than ever. Let’s pray that people will turn to him in their weakness and pain.  So many are full of fear and anxiety, so many have no one to turn to, let’s pray that they turn to the living Lord Jesus who is always on hand to help us all.  He died to bring healing and life to us all.  My late husband together with two others from the band we founded called Heartbeat wrote a song called Great Awakening – you might find it helpful to pray using the lyrics of this song:  

 

Lord, pour out your Spirit

On all the peoples of the earth

Let your sons and daughters

Speak your words of prophesy

Send us dreams and visions,

Reveal the secrets of your heart

Lord our faith is rising

Let all Heaven sound the coming of your day

 

There’s gonna be a great awakening

There’s gonna be a great revival in our land

There’s gonna be a great awakening

And everyone who calls on Jesus

They will be saved.

 

Lord pour out your Spirit

On all the nations of the world

Let them see your glory

Let them fall in reverent awe

Show your mighty power

Shake the heavens and the earth

Lord, the world is waiting

Let creation see the coming of your day

Written by Ray Goudie, Dave Bankhead and Steve Bassett.

 

Let’s pray for revival in our hearts and a great awakening in our land. 

 

Do you need prayer?  What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent months.  We are seeing many answers to our prayers.  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 pray for our nation to turn to our great God and plead for help.  We know our God is with us and is listening to every prayer we pray, but many still do not acknowledge that he even exists.  Let’s pray for a great awakening to the fact that God does exist and that he loves each human being on our planet.  Pray that many will turn to him in their pain, their loss and even in their fear.  Let’s pray that many will come to know the living God in these days!  We, as Christians, know that Christ is always the answer, so let’s hold on to our hope and let’s keep trusting in our great and wonderful God.  He will not fail us – so let’s not fail him in this time!  Let’s trust him like never before and see the peace and joy of God reign in our hearts even during this troubled and trying time.  He is faithful and he will help us!  Be encouraged my friends – Sending you all loads of love – 


NANCY GOUDIE

 

 

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time, do 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.  Thank you for joining us.  To read previous prayer points and encouragements – go to www.nancygoudie.com/blog/

 

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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoZwje7Ogkg
  1. 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.
  2. 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

Some encouragement from Nancy…

Hi everyone

I hope you have had a hope-filled week since I last wrote to you.  It is still a big challenge to keep our eyes on Jesus and our hope and faith in him with all the negative media and other things going on around us.  What an encouragement it is to know we serve an incredible God who knows and cares about every detail of our lives right down to the hairs on our head!  He cares about you, your worries, your needs, and he loves you unconditionally.  I want to encourage you to keep diving into Jesus today, keep hearing what he wants to say to you and keep yourself encouraged in him.

Encouragement is so vital in these times, a little text to a friend, a card in the post, a phonecall, a homemade cake at the door, these are all things we can still do to encourage others in these times.  So often Jesus sends us encouragement through others, or through a song, a preach or something simple in nature just at the point we need it.  I encourage you, in this time of lockdown where many find we have more time than usual, to find ways of encouraging someone else today?

Encouraging and stirring our faith is so important.  It is easy, as I said earlier, to focus on the bleak picture.  I have a couple of things which can help encourage your faith during these times.  I have recorded two preaches for churches to use in their services, but they are also available for you as individuals to listen to as well.  These are: Lessons from Mary and Lessons from Ezekiel which I hope will encourage you and stir your faith.  You can access these for FREE (see below as to how to do this).  I am going to be recording another preach in this series as well at the start of February called Lessons from Solomon so do keep an eye out for that.

Another way of stirring your faith is reading the faith stories of others.  How often have you read someone else’s story and then been inspired to believe God for your own journey?  I know I have time and time again.  My latest book Who Would Ever Have Thought, is designed to do just that.  It will encourage you in your faith walk and inspire you to believe God for more.  If you haven’t read it, can I encourage you to do so and as you read it, let God stir your faith to a deeper and higher level.  I would so love to hear what God does with you so do get in touch once you have read it and let me know your stories too!

As we face another week, keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:2) and as we do, let’s also encourage others to do the same.

With much love, your friend –


Nancy x

 

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An encouragement from Nancy

Hi everyone

Happy new year to you all!  I hope you are keeping well wherever you are in the world.  Here in the UK we are in another lockdown and in these dark and cold winter months that can be really hard and difficult for us all, I want to encourage you to hold onto God at this time for he is our sure and certain hope, even when things can seem really tough.  My prayer for you all at this time is that you wouldn’t just have a glimmer of hope, but that your hope would burst within you as it says in Romans 12:12 (TPT):

“Let this hope burst forth within you, releasing a continual joy. Don’t give up in a time of trouble, but commune with God at all times.”

During this time of trouble not only in our nation but also in our world, let’s continue to keep diving deeper into God and letting his hope burst through in us.  Without hope we will die and so it is important for us all to see overflowing hope in us all (Romans 15:13) and therefore, because of this, I recorded a series of 10 short talks on Hope to encourage you, but also that you can share with friends, neighbours and churches so do click on the link below to watch these and as you listen, allow hope to be stirred within you.  Also at the start of February,  I am holding a Spiritual Health Breakthrough evening online and you are invited – if you can’t join us live on the night you can still sign up and receive the session to watch at a future suitable time – I know a number of people have said it has been a lifeline for them during 2020.  My prayer is that this session will continue to be a huge support to you and that it will help bring God’s hope, life and peace to many at this time.  This will be the last Spiritual Health Breakthrough as we move into doing something different yet still supportive during 2021, so do join with us one last time.

Finally, I don’t know about you but I am finding I need things to look forward to at this time – whether it be when I next get to see my family or friends, or perhaps a relaxing holiday.  Ladies, can I suggest you book yourself into the Spiritual Health Weekend in 2022 and have it as something really special to look forward to.  More details are below.  If you are struggling financially at the moment due to the current situation, we do have bursary funding available, so do contact us if that applies to you – we don’t want anyone to miss out!  This could be the last Spiritual Health Weekend in its present form and it is also the 25th anniversary of holding these very special weekends – so do join us if you can.

Let’s keep our eyes on Jesus and our focus on him and if we can pray for you or help you in any other way in these times, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

With much love, your friend,


Nancy x

Prayer points for Friday 15th January 2021

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time – do read the information at the bottom of this report which includes how this started and tips and pointers to help you during this COVID time. 

Have you lost your peace and joy?  Well, I want to remind you that these two gifts are gifts from the Lord Jesus and that he doesn’t take his gifts back.  Also he has given you not just any peace – but his peace (John 14:27).  It’s not like the peace that the world gives which is here today and gone tomorrow depending on what happens around us, but he gives us his peace – the kind of peace that passes all understanding (Phil 4:7).  As well as this he doesn’t just give us joy that lasts for a moment and disappears – he gives us his joy (John 15:11) the kind of joy that can give us strength to take us through the worst things that can happen in our lives.  Jesus’ joy is our joy!  His joy took him through the cross – the most horrific death ever.  That’s two gifts that he has already given to us.  Let’s remember that they will not be taken away as his peace is a person – Jesus – he is the Prince of Peace and he never leaves us nor does he forsake us (Duet 31:8 and Hebrews 13:6).  Our peace and joy cannot be removed as they are the person of Jesus, but they can be clouded by worry, fear or anxiety.  That is why I encourage people not to always focus on the news (a lot of their information is sensationalised) instead focus on God’s truth – read your Bible every day, pray and talk to the Lord about everything.  Phil 4:6 tells us that when we do that that our peace and joy returns.  Jesus said he had come to give us life in all its fullness – yet here we are feeling as though our life has disappeared, it hasn’t!  We can live life in all its fullness even in troubled times.  After all, Jesus is the one who told us: “In this life you will have trouble, but take heart (take courage) for I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).  Let’s keep our eyes on him, let’s focus our attention on the truth of the word of God and allow your peace, joy and your life to the full to return in all its wonderful technicolour. 

 

PRAYER POINTS

  • Let’s pray for everyone’s mental and emotional health during this lockdown. So many, particularly children and young people, are saying they are finding the lockdown difficult – so let’s pray for hope for everyone.  Without hope we die, that’s why there are so many suicides in these times.  Hope is an essential ingredient for life.  So, let’s pray for hope, but also share hope with our family, friends, neighbours and churches.  To help you – I have recorded ten talks on Hope – they are all on YouTube http://nancygoudie.com/experience/on-demand/ .  Share these talks and encourage and share your own hope too.  Our hope is not in ourselves but in a much higher hope – so let’s keep our eyes on him – the God of Hope.

 

  • The statistics are continuing to go up and if we keep our eyes on the mainstream media and even on some posts on Facebook, we can lose our hope and feel that our prayers are doing nothing. But we know that it is always darkest before the dawn – so let’s continue to fight through in prayer.  Pray for all the statistics to come down- (there is a sign that the cases have begun to turn downwards but it’s too early to say if this is a definite turn).  Pray for all four countries within the UK – but especially England whose stats (especially the death rate) are much worse than Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Pray that everyone decides to adhere to the guidelines from the government.  Keep praying God’s will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven in our nation and in our world.   

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for our Government – for our Prime Minister, all MP’s and for our Royal Family. We so need good and godly leadership at this time.  I heard through a Facebook friend about a call for a National Day of Prayer in Parliament last week and have since heard it myself.  I have now written to our PM, the Health Secretary, the Shadow Health Secretary and also the MP who raised it – will let you know if I hear anything.  Pray that our nation turns to God on its knees and cries to him for help.  Pray for our Queen and Prince Philip too who recently received the vaccine.  Pray for a spiritual as well as physical protection for them both.  As our national anthem says – God save our Queen.  Remember whether you agree with the leaders over you or not, you are called to pray for them.  Do this knowing that God hears our cries.  Do this for the US too which is so troubled at this time.

 

 

  • We continue to pray for the NHS staff and those who work in care homes. Their tireless work is not in vain and many are testifying how their kindness and expert work has pulled them through.  God sees their hard work and the tears they cry as they continue to save lives through this pandemic.  Continue to pray for their mental, emotional and physical strength.  Pray too for their spiritual strength and that they will find the great joy of knowing God and his incredible strength at this time.  Pray that the hospitals will not be so overwhelmed that other treatments would not be able to go ahead.

 

  • Let’s pray for the vaccines – there are now 3 vaccines available in our country. Pray that each one would be safe and quickly given to all who need it.  We now have over 2.5million people vaccinated within a short while which is so good.    Pray that each person getting these vaccines will testify to how good they feel after having received it.  Remember though our faith and trust is not in the vaccine itself, it is in the Lord our God.  Continue to pray for protection for each person receiving the vaccine and pray too against the fear people have of taking it.

 

 

  • Pray again for our economy. Very few places are not being affected by this lockdown.  Pray for each business and each person who are affected by this.  Give them fresh and new ideas as to how to serve our country in business.  Pray that each person will find ways of finding a job which can help them financially at this time.  Continue to pray for a spirit of kindness and generosity at this time.  Ask God for ways of being able to encourage the community around you and follow this through in this next week. 

 

 

  • Let’s continue to storm the heavens with our cries for help. If you can why not spend some time on your knees asking God to help us in our weakness.  We need God now more than ever and he is never ignorant or deaf to our prayers.  He hears every prayer we pray.  Let’s pray for a deep move of his Spirit on our land and in our world.  Pray that we will hear from God and obey what he is saying.  His ways are better and greater than ours, so let’s ask the greatest mind in our universe what we need to do.  I know one of those things is to keep close to him and to pray!  Let’s make sure we do so and see God heal our nation.  Remember to use the song we wrote many years ago which is a cry for God to Heal Our Nation.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoZwje7Ogkg

 

Do you need prayer?  What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent months.  We are seeing many answers to our prayers.  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 hold on to the hand of God as we walk through this pandemic.  No matter what comes against us, let’s continue to trust in God.  He is faithful and true and he brings good out of every difficult and tough situation.  I’m sure the disciples must have thought at the time that nothing good could come out of Jesus dying on a cross, yet the greatest triumph ever happened at the cross.  If God can change the disciples’ pain, heartache and fear into joy and peace, then he can do the same for us.  Let’s take a hold of the hand of God and let us never let it go.  Let him turn your sorrow into joy and your anxieties into peace as you trust in him.  Sending you all loads of love – NANCY GOUDIE


NANCY GOUDIE

 

 

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time, do 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.  Thank you for joining us.  To read previous prayer points and encouragements – go to www.nancygoudie.com/blog/

 

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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoZwje7Ogkg
  1. 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.
  2. 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

Prayer points for Friday 8th January 2021

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time – do read the information at the bottom of this report which includes how this started and tips and pointers to help you during this COVID time. 

Well here we are again – another National Lockdown in the UK and in many parts of Europe too.  More than ever we need to be praying and depending on God to help us through this.  As I was praying and thinking about what to say in these prayer points, I felt to remind you that every day in life we have choices to make.  It’s those decisions that can change our lives.  We can choose to be disappointed, discouraged, disillusioned – we can choose to grumble and complain, or we can decide to be grateful, to be thankful and to rejoice even though things are tough.  Paul in Philippians 4 instructs us to “Rejoice and again I say rejoice.”  He also said in verse 8 to think on things that were of good report etc. and if we look at his circumstances at that point, he was in prison not because of something he had done wrong, but because of his faith.  He was in lockdown and it wasn’t his fault – yet he was encouraging us all to rejoice and to choose to think good and positive thoughts.  We all know that it is the choices that we make that can change our world – we can choose to live in fear, pain, discouragement etc., or we can choose to accept the peace and joy that Jesus gives to us all. (See John 14:27 and John 15:11).  I have a book called The Gift of Laughter and in it I talk about how at several times in my life I have chosen to smile when I had nothing to smile about.  As I physically made my mouth smile, the very act of doing that helped to clear the cloud of despair.  Try it and see the difference for yourself.  Let’s decide – let’s make up our mind to choose to be thankful, to choose to be grateful, to choose to smile and laugh.  Let’s be like the woman in Proverbs 31:25 who could laugh at the days to come.  We can do this because we have a God who looks after us and can turn any bad situation into something so beautiful.  Let’s praise instead of groaning; let’s show kindness and joy instead of fear.  Remember God is with us and for us! 

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 8th January 2021       

  • The statistics all look horrendous as we see the Rate of Infection go up, the people catching COVID going up as well as the death rate increasing. Hospitals in London are being overwhelmed and some patients are being transferred to the South West to try and cope with the influx of patients needing treatment.  But despite all this news, let’s keep our eyes on the Lord rather than on the circumstances.  Let’s make sure we are praying for His will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven.    

 

  • Do pray for good and wise leadership. Pray for all MPs and for our Prime Minister.  Pray for our Royal Family too.  Pray protection for them all.  Pray that they will turn to the only one who can help – our amazing God.  Pray that in the night when they are by themselves, they will turn to the living God and cry out for him to help them.  Wisdom is so important for those in power so pray that anyone who has influence will have a great measure of wisdom.  Keep praying for truth and integrity too for all world leaders in these terrible times. 

 

  • Praise God for the vaccines that we have and pray for a great response from everyone who receives them. Pray that they will get these vaccines out quickly and safely.  Our faith and trust, however, is not in the vaccine itself, it is in the Lord our God.  Pray for protection for each person receiving the vaccine and pray too against the fear people have of taking it.

 

  • We continue to be inspired by the NHS staff and care home staff who work so tirelessly on behalf of others. I have heard so many say when they come out of hospital how the staff have been superb.  Let’s pray for good health and strength for them all.  Pray for their mental and physical health.  Pray too for those who are waiting for treatment for other illnesses such as cancer during this time – pray that they will be able to get the treatment they need at the correct time.

 

  • I particularly feel we need to pray for those with mental and emotional problems. A third lockdown is not something that any of us were looking forward to, but it is especially hard for those with mental problems.  Do pray for hope for them all.  Pray that they will find hope and peace in the middle of this situation.  Pray for children and young people in particular who are finding the disruption of education and trying to learn at home so hard.  Pray for parents too who are trying to juggle working from home and home schooling.  It’s particularly hard when there is no end in view for some time. 

 

  • Pray for all businesses who have been told to close – pray also for those who have lost their jobs because of this. Pray for provision for all and pray for a spirit of generosity and kindness to abound in every nation.  Pray for the owners too who are struggling to make ends meet and have to make tough decisions.  Pray for those businesses who had already been in lockdown and therefore this is extra tough for them.  Pray for businesses all over the world that they would find innovative ideas to help them survive. 

 

  • Above all, let’s pray for a move of God like never before. Pray that as we keep our eyes on the Lord and not on our circumstances that we will see how we can help and not hinder God’s will being done on earth as it is in Heaven.  Pray for those who love and know God to show those around us the peace and joy that Jesus so freely gives each of us.  Pray that the church in the UK and elsewhere will experience this peace and joy and show a different spirit to all around.  Pray that people will see a church united and be astonished by it.  Pray that this in turn will lead them to ask questions and turn to God in prayer.  Let’s pray for revival and a move of God in our nation and in our world like never before.  We need God more now than ever before. 

 

Do you need prayer?  What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent months.  We are seeing many answers to our prayers.  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 remember we are to be salt and light in our society.  Let’s spread kindness, gentleness, generosity and the fragrance of Christ to all around.  It’s only Christlike attitudes that will shed the light into people’s hearts and minds.  If you need some encouragement yourself, then join me on our Spiritual Health Breakthrough on Tuesday February 2nd as we explore how much God delights and values each of us.  You can find out about this by going on to my website nancygoudie.com.  May God increase his presence around you as you hope and trust in him alone.  Our joy, our peace and our life comes from Jesus – so let’s trust him and remember with him the best is always yet to come!  Sending you all loads of love –


NANCY GOUDIE

 

 

 

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time, do 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.  Thank you for joining us.  To read previous prayer points and encouragements – go to www.nancygoudie.com/blog/

 

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
  1. 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.
  2. 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

Prayer points for Friday 1st January 2021

Happy New Year Everyone!

Today we are reminded of new beginnings – it’s the first day of 2021.  Many are thrilled to be moving into a new year and yet we are so aware that the virus is still out there and many are still suffering.  Let’s not be lax in our prayers – let’s continue to pray for ourselves, our family, our friends, our neighbours our town, city, nation and for our world.  So many are struggling in health – whether physical, emotional or mental health as well as struggling with finance too.  Many are mourning the loss of loved ones – let’s remember to look out for each other by praying today.  We may not have much time – but spend even a few moments in the Lord’s presence asking for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven.  We are at the beginning of a new year – so let’s believe God for a new and better season.  If you cannot pray today, then do find a few moments to pray at some point during this week.

The complete prayer points will be sent to you again on 8th January.   Let’s trust God for a great year filled with supernatural encounters with the living Lord. 

Be encouraged my friends – God is for us and with us.  He never leaves us – no matter what the temperature is inside our hearts or outside our door!

With much love – NANCY GOUDIE    

Prayer points for Friday 25th December

Happy Christmas Everyone!

Have a wonderful day celebrating the birth of Jesus with your family or friends.  Do remember to pray during this time that the virus will not spread because we are in close proximity of others.  Pray that everyone will be protected especially the older people in your groups and pray that everyone will be so aware of the love of God at this time.  Do remember he is our protector – our very strong tower!  Don’t forget those who are on their own this Christmas for whatever reason – government restrictions etc.  Don’t forget those who are mourning this Christmas because they have lost loved ones this year.  The Lord asks us to rejoice with those who rejoice and to weep with those who weep.  Ask God to give them peace during this time.  Keep praying for God’s Kingdom to come and for His will to be done on earth as well as in Heaven.  If you cannot pray today, then do find a few moments to pray during this Christmas week.  

The complete prayer points will be sent to you again on 8th January – but another encouragement to pray will be sent on 1st January 2021.  In the meantime, in case you missed it – watch our Christmas Special – it is designed to bring hope, joy, laughter and peace in these troubled times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kGWpJrltLI  

May God fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him (Romans 15:13).  With much love – NANCY GOUDIE    

 

Prayer points for Friday 18th December 2020

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time – do read the information at the bottom of this report which includes how this started and tips and pointers to help you during this COVID time. 

I can hardly believe it’s the 18th of December already – the shortest day will soon be upon us (21st December) which gives us hope that lighter days are on their way.  This virus will eventually be dealt with and the darkness of this pandemic will be put behind us.  But let’s not forget what we learned in the darkness that despite the terrible and horrific days, God never once left us alone.  He has been with us all the way and he will continue to be with us.  He is our hope! 

Christmas will follow shortly after the shortest day – the day we celebrate when a tiny baby came into the world – the light of the world sent to illuminate our path and take the darkness away.  People never expected God to come into the world as a helpless baby, but God wanted to identify with us and to show us how much he loves us.  Jesus’ life spread God’s light to the world so that our path through life would be alive with the colours of Heaven.  As we walk in his ways and in his path, he brings our journey alive with his joy and peace.  The death he died bought us the opportunity for us to know him forever. 

We never expected this virus to stop the whole world in its tracks and bring darkness and devastation to us all.  More than ever the world needs God’s hope and God’s light.  All it takes is for all of us to walk in his light by trusting him.  After all, he is the way, the truth and the life.  Follow him as he shows you the way by lighting your path today and every day.

Let’s remember this Christmas in the midst of the joy of seeing relatives and giving them presents, that the best present of all was given to us on Christmas day over 2000 years ago.  Let’s take time to thank God for the gift of Jesus – the light of the world.  Let’s praise God for the truth that this world of darkness has to bow before the light of the world.

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 18th December 2020

  • The week as we prepare for Christmas – let’s remember to celebrate with our families in a way that is safe. The virus hasn’t gone away, so we need to take every precaution and follow the government guidelines.  The R rate is still between 07-1.00 but is growing in some areas notably in London.  The death rate is much the same in the UK (in fact for the first time for weeks it has dropped) but the hospitals admissions are increasing.  Do continue to pray for all the statistics to come down.  Also pray that the restrictions being relaxed over Christmas does not cause the virus to extend hugely.   We were also told this week that a new strain of the virus has been detected and has been seen in the South West in particular.  Please do pray about this. 

 

  • Do continue to pray for our leaders – for our Royal Family, for our Prime Minister, for our government and for all MPs. Pray for wisdom for them all to make right choices. They decide this week which areas come out of Tier 3 and go down (if any) and which have to go up.  London and surrounding areas have already gone up from Tier 2 to Tier 3.  None of this news will be welcomed, so please do pray that the right decisions are made to protect us all.  Wisdom is so important for those in power so pray that anyone who has influence will have a great measure of wisdom.  Keep praying for truth and integrity too for all world leaders in these times. 

 

  • The vaccine has now been released and is being given to the elderly and to some of those in health care. Please do pray for this vaccine to have no adverse effect on those who receive it.  Pray that this and any other vaccine released across the world brings protection and not further problems.    Pray that no one will be put at risk by taking this vaccine.  Pray too about the many fears there are about taking this vaccine – around 50% of the UK are not sure if they are going to have it.  Do pray for clarity about the way ahead for each individual.

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for the NHS particularly over Christmas – some of them will not be able to be with their families during this time. Do pray for good health and strength for them as they serve us all in this way.  Do pray for those who work in care homes – that they too will be blessed and encouraged at this time.  Pray for those who are waiting for treatment for other illnesses such as cancer during this time – pray that they will be able to get the treatment they need.

 

  • Pray for those who are suffering from mental and emotional problems. This seems to be on the increase as hope dwindles in people’s hearts and minds.  Pray for hope for people with little hope.  We know that without hope the people perish, so please pray that hope will remain in people’s hearts and minds.  Many are struggling with financial worries because they have lost their job.  Pray for many to find jobs.  Pray that many get to know the Lord Jesus and discover that he gives hope to all who trust in him.  Pray for those who think about ending their life – so many are finding life too difficult right now.  Pray that they will find the help they need.  Pray for many who are lonely and longing for the time when they can see their families.  Let’s ask God to open our spiritual eyes to see beyond what we can see with our natural eyes.

 

  • Pray for businesses right now and in particular for those in the hospitality industry. Many restaurants are closed and cannot open and this is causing huge financial problems.  Pray too for the entertainment world whose income has been cut drastically and many shows which were planning to re-open now can’t due to the change in Tiers causing companies thousands.  Pray for businesses all over the world that they would find innovative ideas to help them survive. 

 

  • Let’s pray for revival and a move of God in our nation and in our world. We need God more now than ever before.  Pray for a move of God in your own life and also in churches up and down our land.  Pray for an openness in people’s hearts and lives to the message of Jesus.  Pray that the church will find ways of communicating the good news to others in society that draws them in rather than alienates them even more.  Pray for wisdom for us all.  There are many dying who don’t know Jesus.  Let’s continue to pray for salvation for those around us.  Let’s win our family, friends, neighbours etc., by the love we show them.  Huge ground can be taken when we reveal God’s love and kindness.  Let’s open ourselves up to a move of God in us that changes us so that others see the difference in our lives.

 

Do you need prayer?  What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent months.  We are seeing many answers to our prayers.  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 

As each day gets darker, remember that light always penetrates the darkness and that hope never disappears even when hopelessness is all around us.  To encourage your hope and to celebrate God’s son born into the world 2000 years ago – I have two videos which might encourage you to trust in our good and wonderful God.  The first one shows that hope is the essential ingredient for life and the second one is our Christmas Special which reveals fun and laughter as well as the real meaning of Christmas – do share these recordings far and wide.  We are praying that each one will bless and encourage people in this difficult time.  Jesus truly is the light of the world – sent to shed his light in our hearts and through our lives.  Let’s share these videos with those who have ears to hear and bring the depths of the colour of Heaven to a broken and dark world at this time.  Click here to watch now! 

I won’t be releasing these prayer points next week or the week after, but will on the Thursday – the day before Christmas and the day before New Year be posting a reminder for us all to pray.  Full prayer points will resume on 8th January 2021.  Have a wonderful, safe, fun filled, peaceful and beautiful Christmas filled with God’s light – Jesus!  Sending much love to you all, from me, your friend –


NANCY GOUDIE

 

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time, do 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.  Thank you for joining us.  To read previous prayer points and encouragements – go to www.nancygoudie.com/blog/

 

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
  1. 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.
  2. 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

Prayer points for Friday 11th December 2020

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time – do read the information at the bottom of this report which includes how this started and tips and pointers to help you during this COVID time. 

I was reminded this week how hope is so important in each of our lives. If we lose our hope, we will die. Hope is the most important ingredient for life. I recently watched a video that I had seen before, but as I watched it again, it reduced me to tears as I recognised again how amazing our God is. It shows how a cleaner in a hospital brought hope to a dying man. It also shows how God hears the deepest cries from our hearts and answers those cries. 

The man in the video was in ICU and was dying from COVID-19. When his hope was almost gone, he cried out to God to do something and God sent a missionary in the form of a cleaner to pray for him.  This cleaner through his prayer released hope into this man and soon he began to turn a corner health wise. A little later while still in ICU his appetite began to come back. He greatly desired to have a can of coke and a packet of prawn cocktail crisps! He asked the Lord if there was any way he could provide these for him. Later in the day, the same cleaner brought a bag of goodies for this man and inside this bag were some oranges, a can of coke and a packet of prawn cocktail crisps!  God had heard the cry of his heart. Nothing is too small or too difficult for our God. He hears, he listens and he acts! Do keep remembering this as we pray today. Let’s keep hope alive in our world. So many people are dying from lack of hope as fear puts its talons around our necks. Let’s spread hope today and every day. Let’s keep praying because each prayer no matter how small or how impossible is heard by the God who acts on our behalf. Woohoo!

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 11th December 2020

  1. The R rate continues to fall – it is now between 0.7 – 1.00.  Keep praying for the infection rate to come down.  The number of those being admitted to hospital is continuing to fall also – let’s praise God for this.  However, the deaths are still much too high – so do keep praying.  We want the death rate to fall in every area of the UK.  Keep praying for this to happen.

 

  1. Let’s pray for our leaders – for our Royal Family, for our Prime Minister and for our government.  Pray for wisdom for them all to make right choices. Wisdom is so important for those in power so pray that anyone who has influence will have a great measure of wisdom.  Keep praying for truth and integrity too for all world leaders in these times.  Pray too that they will get the lockdown rules right especially when they come to consider whether to move some areas down a level.

 

  1. The biggest news this week is the vaccine that has now been released and is being administered to those who are over 80, to NHS and care home staff.  Two people have since had an allergic reaction to the vaccine.  The situation was described: They are understood to have had an anaphylactoid reaction, which tends to involve a skin rash, breathlessness and sometimes a drop in blood pressure. This is not the same as anaphylaxis which can be fatal.  Both NHS workers have a history of serious allergies and carry adrenaline pens around with them.  Pray that no one will be put at risk by taking this vaccine.  Pray too about the many fears there are about taking this vaccine – it seems like around 50% of the country are not sure if they are going to have it.  Do pray for clarity about the way ahead for each individual.

 

  1. Continue to pray for the NHS and for everyone who works there from the cleaners to the surgeons.  Pray for good health and strength for them.  Pray for all that they will continue to have wisdom and a caring heart.  Pray that they don’t get overwhelmed by the job they do.  Pray for those who work in care homes too

 

  1. Pray for hope for people with little hope.  Without hope the people perish – so pray that hope remains and that each person who struggles with their mental or emotional health will find hope in life.  Pray that many come to know the Lord Jesus and discover that he gives hope to all who trust in him.  Pray for those who think about ending their life at times.  Pray that they will find the help they need.  Pray for those who are younger – children and those in their teens and twenties – many are struggling right now with everything that is happening around them.  Continue to pray for hope in the midst of hopelessness.  Pray for many who are lonely at this time.  Let’s ask God to open our eyes to see beyond the natural.

 

  1. Let’s pray for those who are struggling financially.  Crime is on the increase as people are losing their jobs.  Pray for provision for all and for all of us to look out for others who are struggling.  Pray for the hospitality industry – many of whom are not allowed to open at this time.  Do pray for innovate ideas that helps them through this tough time.

 

  1. Let’s continue to pray for a move of God like never before.  Many are saying that there is going to be a great awakening in the world as God moves in power.  Let’s pray for this.  Let’s pray for revival.  I was recording a new podcast this week and was talking about what I had personally seen God do in the last 40 years – glimpses and scenes of revival we had only read about in books –  as well as recalling some of the revivals of the past.  Retelling these stories encourages me to push into God more so that we can see the greatest move of God that the world has ever seen.  There are many dying who don’t know Jesus.  Let’s continue to pray for salvation for many.  Pray that our nation would turn to God and for spiritual eyes to be open.  Let’s win our family, friends, neighbours etc., by the love we show them.  Huge ground can be taken when we reveal God’s love and kindness to all around.

Do you need prayer?  What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent months.  We are seeing many answers to our prayers.  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

When hope disappears, we lose the ability to live.  I have just released a series of ten 5minute videos on hope to encourage people to hold on to the life-giving hope our God gives us.  These videos explain the difference between a hope against hope and a sure and certain hope.  This sure and certain hope is the kind of hope that the Lord gives to each of us.  If you are struggling in life, then hold on to the God of hope and he will fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him.  When you do that as it says in Romans 15:13 you will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Woohoo!  Sending much love to you all


NANCY GOUDIE

 

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time, do 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.  Thank you for joining us.  To read previous prayer points and encouragements – go to www.nancygoudie.com/blog/

 

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
  1. 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.
  2. 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

Prayer points for Friday 4th December 2020

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time – do read the information at the bottom of this report which includes how this started and tips and pointers to help you during this COVID time. 

Did you know that the average person has between 12,000 – 60,000 thoughts per day according to scientific studies.  They reckon we all have around 3000 thoughts per hour and around 50 per minute.  That’s a lot of thoughts!!  Did you also know that around 80% of those thoughts are negative?  I said to the Lord this week, that I wanted my thoughts to reflect his thoughts.  I want to think his thoughts.  I want the thoughts going around in my head to be the thoughts that he thinks about me, my health, my finances, my family, my friends, my neighbours, my work, my town, my nation, my world.  The Lord said in Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.  As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”  I cried to the Lord – Lord I want my thoughts to be your thoughts; I don’t want negative thoughts going around my brain.  Do you?

We hear so many thoughts and words from various leaders and others across the world about this pandemic and about what we need to do to get out of the problems we find ourselves in right now.  Everyone seems to have a different opinion!  Sometimes it can be very confusing!  I don’t know about you, but I want to fill my mind with God’s thoughts on this pandemic and not my own thoughts or the thoughts of others.  We should always ask the Lord what he is thinking/saying.  Not just about coronavirus, but also about every thought we have about our future, our health, our finances etc.  Let’s cry out for God’s thoughts to fill our mind.  The good news is that unlike us – none of his thoughts are negative!  Woohoo!

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 4th December 2020  

  • The good news is that the R rate continues to fall. It is now around 0.9 – 1.0.  Also, the cases of people getting the virus has continued to fall as well as the people being admitted to hospital too.  However, the deaths are still going up – so do keep praying.  We want the death rate to fall in every area of the UK.  Pray that this virus retreats and that the strain gets weaker too.

 

  • Let’s pray for our leaders – for our Royal Family, for our Prime Minister and for our government. Pray for wisdom for them to make right choices. Pray for all MP’s that they will all have wisdom in these hard days.  The government have hard decisions to make each day not only with the pandemic, but with other issues affecting our nation.  Wisdom, truth and integrity are three things which we want to pray for each of them, but especially pray for them to turn to God.  Pray the same for world leaders too.

 

  • Continue to pray for a good, honourable and safe vaccine. I have just heard that one vaccine has been approved for the UK and it should be administered next week for priority groups.  Pray that no one will be put at risk by taking this vaccine.  Pray that every test will be applied and only if it is safe then given to the general public.  Pray too for the many fears that are around about taking this or any vaccine.  Pray for God’s wisdom and discernment with this vaccine. 

 

  • Let’s continue to thank God for our NHS and that they are able to cope with the people who are being admitted to hospital at this time. Pray that less and less people are referred to hospital.  Pray for all staff that they will continue to have wisdom and a caring heart.  Pray for health and strength for them.  Pray that they don’t get overwhelmed by the job they do.  Pray for those working in care homes too. 

 

  • Pray for those who struggle every day with their mental emotional and physical health. Pray that they will know the peace that passes all understanding.  Pray for those who are younger – children and those in their teens and twenties – the news is telling us that many are suffering with their mental health.  Continue to pray for hope in the midst of hopelessness.  Pray too for those who live by themselves and for those in care homes who are lonely. 

 

  • Most businesses are able to open from this week, but there are others who cannot open and are suffering terribly. Do pray for them.  Pray that they will have hope in the middle of all the challenges they are experiencing.  Continue to pray for those who have lost their jobs, pray that they will find secure work soon.  Let’s pray and speak against fear as it definitely does affect our physical and mental health.

 

  • Let’s think God’s thoughts – let’s pray his will into being in our nation and in our world. Pray for a great move of God in these days.  Pray for revival.  Pray for a turning in our nation and in our world toward God.  Let’s pray for the blindfold to be removed from people’s hearts and lives.  Pray that in their fear they would turn to the living God.  Ask God to change our hearts and our minds so that every day we think his thoughts and say his words.  Let’s be ready for whatever God has ahead for each of us.

 

Do you need prayer?  What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent months.  We are seeing many answers to our prayers.  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 reckon if we all decided to capture our negative thoughts and make them obedient to his thoughts – then not only would we be happier, kinder, more generous and loving, but we would also be filled with joy, laughter and find our inner world filled with peace.  Let’s ask God to help each of us to fill our thoughts with his thoughts today and always, then our world will be a much better place.  Sending much love to you all…. NANCY GOUDIE

 

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time, do 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.  Thank you for joining us.  To read previous prayer points and encouragements – go to www.nancygoudie.com/blog/

 

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
  1. 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.
  2. 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