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Prayer points for Friday 23rd October

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/

Before you begin to pray – soak yourself in Psalm 139: 1-18 – Passion Translation.  This is who he is and how God loves and looks after you!  Wow!  His love will never fail you!  He’s gone into your future to prepare the way – how wonderful is that?  No fear of the future – for he has already gone there!  Wonderful…. Everything he does is marvellously breathtaking!  Have a read and be encouraged – then pray for our nation and for our world.  Pray that all men and women everywhere would know this is how our God loves them!

Psalm 139: 1 – 18 – The Passion Translation

Lord, you know everything there is to know about me.
You perceive every movement of my heart and soul,
and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind.
You are so intimately aware of me, Lord.
You read my heart like an open book
and you know all the words I’m about to speak
before I even start a sentence!
You know every step I will take before my journey even begins.
You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way,
and in kindness you follow behind me
to spare me from the harm of my past.
With your hand of love upon my life,
you impart a blessing to me.
This is just too wonderful, deep, and incomprehensible!
Your understanding of me brings me wonder and strength.
Where could I go from your Spirit?
Where could I run and hide from your face?
 If I go up to heaven, you’re there!
If I go down to the realm of the dead, you’re there too!
If I fly with wings into the shining dawn, you’re there!
If I fly into the radiant sunset, you’re there waiting!
Wherever I go, your hand will guide me;
your strength will empower me.
It’s impossible to disappear from you
or to ask the darkness to hide me,
for your presence is everywhere, bringing light into my night.
There is no such thing as darkness with you.
The night, to you, is as bright as the day;
there’s no difference between the two.
You formed my innermost being, shaping my delicate inside
and my intricate outside,
and wove them all together in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex!
Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking.
It simply amazes me to think about it!
How thoroughly you know me, Lord!
You even formed every bone in my body
when you created me in the secret place,
carefully, skillfully shaping me from nothing to something.
You saw who you created me to be before I became me!
Before I’d ever seen the light of day,
the number of days you planned for me
were already recorded in your book.
Every single moment you are thinking of me!
How precious and wonderful to consider
that you cherish me constantly in your every thought!
O God, your desires toward me are more
than the grains of sand on every shore!
When I awake each morning, you’re still with me.

Now, knowing how God loves us, his creation – let’s pray!

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 23rd October   

  • There is no doubt that our nation and our world is in a mess – if we look with our natural eyes….but we must keep looking with the eyes of faith. The infection rates remains just above 1 (around 1.2 – 1.5).  Let’s continue to pray for this to come down.  Let’s push through in prayer and see the answers only God can bring.  Pray that hospital admissions level out and then fall.  We must remember that although the death rate is continuing to rise, if we do our best and comply with the government guidelines and pray – we can see this come back down.  The death rates are nothing like what they were in March and April so let’s encourage each other to do our bit and pray for our land and our world.  Let’s continue to raise our voices and praise our living Lord knowing that his love and power is able to keep us all safe during this COVID time.  Continue to pray that those who do get COVID-19 will recover quickly with no long-term health problems.  Pray too for those who have long term problems at the moment (longCOVID) – do pray that their symptoms disappear soon.  Pray against the fear of this virus and pray for our nation and the nations of the world to experience our supernatural God.

 

  • Pray for each area of the UK to continue to observe the rules and see this virus come under control. Pray for those who live in Level 2 and 3 in particular.  Pray that people will comply with the government rules and that we will be out of these restrictions soon.  Pray for the many places in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales that are suffering badly.  Pray for people’s mental and emotional health as well as their physical health too.  Pray for those in care homes and hospitals who cannot see their family members – pray for the vulnerable – there are many who are finding life tough.  Remember what Paul wrote during a time that he was restricted and was in prison – I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances (Philippians 4:11).  it is possible to be content no matter what we are facing in life.  Pray for hope – real hope – to arise in our nation and in our world.

 

  • Our government has come under a great deal of criticism during this crisis – but whether we agree or not with what is being said, the Bible calls for us to pray for our leaders. So, let’s do that with a good heart and pray for much wisdom to be given to them at this time.  Pray for Boris Johnson and all the government officials.  Pray for the opposition and pray for good working relationships between all MP’s.  Continue to pray for sensitivity and for grace from all who lead.  Pray for strength and determination to fight this virus.  Pray for supernatural touches on their lives.  Pray for our leaders to call upon the name of our Lord.  We once were a Christian nation, let’s pray for a return to our God and for our nation to know the love of the Lord on their lives.  Pray for the Christians who are in key positions in our government that they will hear the wisdom that comes from Heaven and pass it on.  Pray for leaders all over the world.  Pray for good and wise leadership not just in the UK but all over our world.  Pray against the evil that wants to divide and conquer and pray that many will find God for themselves.  Pray for the American election – that God’s person will succeed and that the division in the USA will be healed.

 

  • We have seen during last week a real change in the Universities – the result of our prayers is that the infections are coming down….please do pray that this continues and that our young people are free from this virus. Pray that the students will continue to adhere to the rules from the government and that they will discover in the midst of this virus a faith in God that can change everything.  Pray that the infection rate will reduce so much that face to face teaching can happen once again.  Pray for Christian organisations that work with students that despite lockdown that their message of hope and freedom will reach each student.  Continue to pray for teachers and school children at this time too.  Pray that this virus will not affect the schools’ education.  Pray a protection on all young people.

 

  • Pray for our NHS staff and for all who work in hospitals and health care. The rate of people being admitted to hospital is growing, so do pray that they will continue to have space and help for all who need it.  The NHS is such a blessing to us all at this time.    Pray for each staff member whether a surgeon or a cleaner – each one is helping to make this incredible health care system work.  Pray that each health care staff members will be kept safe and well.  Pray for each one to feel encouraged and valued as they serve their patients.  Give them wisdom and strength as they face each day.  Continue to pray for a safe vaccine to be found.  Also pray with faith for a supernatural release of God’s healing power across the world.  Many are being healed supernaturally – lets pray for this to continue, but also pray that many will be healed through the medical professions. 

 

  • So many people are at a loss as to how to survive financially through this time. Let’s pray that their loss will encourage them to seek God like never before.  Pray for businesses all over the UK who are struggling particularly in the hospitality sector and the entertainment world.  Do pray for a way forward for them.  Pray for wisdom and encouragement for them all.  We are called at this time to pray for the well-being of our nation and of our world.  Pray for God’s blessing on them; pray for peace and prosperity.  As God told his people Israel in Jeremiah 29:7 – Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile.  Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.  God told the nation of Israel to pray for those who had captured them – pray for their economy and pray for their well-being.  God was saying that as they pray for the city in which they live, they too will be prosper.  So, let’s pray for others who are struggling – pray for peace and prosperity for them, pray for the city or town you live in, pray for local businesses to prosper and grow and what you are praying for them – will come to you too.

 

  • More than ever – let’s pray for revival to come. Pray for a deep move of God’s Spirit in your own heart and in the hearts of your family members.  Pray for your city, your town, your nation that many will turn to God and seek his face.  Pray for deep repentance in our own lives as well as others.  Let’s not point out the sin in others, instead, let’s all be accountable to God for what we do and say.  Let’s pray for that Tidal Wave of God’s Spirit to crash onto England and spread throughout the British Isles.  Pray for revival for your own land and the nations of the world.  Pray that many will turn to God in this huge time of need.  Pray against the fear and the pain in people’s hearts and lives.  Let’s turn to the God of ALL HOPE and know the depths of his love and peace.  He is for us and He is with us.  He is faithful and he loves each of us with an everlasting love.  Woohoo!  Pray for revival for us all.

 

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 

 

Another couple of verses to encourage you as we go into another week.  God spoke to the nation of Israel in Jeremiah when they were going through a tough and difficult time.  Their streets were empty – it says in Jeremiah 33 that it was a desolate waste without men or animals.  Yet God spoke his encouragement to their nation and said:  v10-11 – In the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither men nor animals, there will be heard once more – the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom and the voices of those who bring thank-offerings to the house of the Lord saying, Give thanks to the Lord Almighty for the Lord is good; his love endures forever,  For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before, says the Lord.  I am clinging on to God at this time, asking him to restore the fortunes of our land in every way especially in our spiritual lives.  Let’s trust in our almighty God whose heart of love will never fail to disappoint us.  Have a great week and make each day count – with much love – NANCY x

Prayer points for Friday 16th October

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/

I am reading right now in Jeremiah and thought I would share here what has impacted me.  This is what the Lord says to you right now:  Jeremiah 10:1 – 2 – Hear what the Lord says to you, O House of Israel.  This is what the Lord says:  Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the sky though the nations are terrified by them.  Let’s remember not to be fearful or terrified by things that others say.  Let’s not be fearful when the media tells us that this virus is not going away.  Let’s not be fearful when it looks like lockdown is inevitable.  Let’s not be fearful when we are in contact with the virus.  Fear will keep us in chains and will even cause us to be sick – so let’s keep our eyes on the living God – the one who in verse 12 reminds us that he made the earth by his power and he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding – wow!  Let’s keep our minds on him – for he is beyond powerful – his wisdom is beyond anything we have ever known and his understanding is incredible.  Let’s look to him.  Let’s depend on him.  Let’s find our joy in him.  Let’s remember every day has been given to us as a gift.  He wants us to enjoy every day no matter what we are going through.  Let’s keep our eyes on him for he is the author and perfector of our faith (Hebrews 12:1).   He will sort everything that concerns you.  You need not worry, instead live in the peace he gives so freely.  Live in the joy that is there for you despite the circumstances.  I’ve heard many people say that they cannot wait for 2020 to disappear – I know what they mean, but I don’t want 2020 to disappear I want the virus to go, but I want to recognise that every day is a gift given to us and I want to live in that day in his love and beauty and enjoy all the Lord has for me.  So, let’s enjoy every day no matter what challenges it brings.  Let’s rejoice in him and remember he loves each of us.  Live in him and remember that he lives in you too.  Woohoo!  Rejoice and be glad for our God is great and his wisdom is beyond the limits of this world.  With this in your heart – pray in faith with confidence in him.  Woohoo! 

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 16th October  

  • As we pray, remember God hears and answers. The infection rate is somewhere between 1.2 – 1.5 – let’s continue to pray for this rate to fall.  Let’s push through in prayer and see the answers God brings.  Pray for God’s will to happen.  Pray that hospital admissions level out and then fall.  The death rate is on the increase but overall compared to earlier in the year it seems to be remaining low.  Let’s raise our voices and praise our living Lord knowing that his love and power is able to keep us all safe during this COVID time.  Continue to pray that those who do get COVID-19 will recover quickly with no long term health problems.  Pray against the fear of this virus and pray for our nation and the nations of the world to experience our supernatural God.

 

  • As you know we are now experiencing three types of lockdown according to the region we live in. Pray for those who are in level 2 and 3 in particular.  It’s not easy to live in these kinds of restrictions, yet we know how much it helps to control the virus.  Pray that people will comply with the government rules and that we will be out of these restrictions soon.  Pray for the many places in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales that are suffering.  Pray for people’s mental and emotional health as well as their physical health too.  Pray for those in care homes and hospitals who cannot see their family members.  It’s heart-breaking to hear of stories of those in their 90’s not being able to see their family and friends.  Pray for those who are vulnerable at this time. 

 

  • Let’s continue to lift our government up to the Lord. Pray for Boris Johnson – he has a tough job and we are called to pray for him.  Let’s honour God by praying for our leaders of our nation.  Pray for wisdom and integrity.  Pray for sensitivity and for grace.  Pray for strength and determination to see this virus go.  Pray that our leaders will have supernatural dreams and that God will reveal himself to them.  May our leaders call on the name of the Lord for help.  Pray for the Christians who are in key positions in our government that they will hear the wisdom that comes from Heaven and pass it on.  Let’s continue to pray for leaders across our world.  None of them have been this way before.  Never has the whole world been fighting a common enemy.  Pray for our leaders and pray that they turn to God in prayer.  Pray for the election in the USA that it will not cause problems and difficulties in their nation.  Pray for healing in their nation and that God’s choice will be elected. 

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for those who are in Universities right now. There are many students who are under lockdown.  Pray for them – it must be difficult being so young away from home at this time.  Pray for their mental and emotional health.  Pray that this situation would not cause their education to suffer.  Pray that they would adhere to the lockdown rules there have been a number who have continued to have parties despite the rules.  Pray for wisdom for them and that this situation will quickly be reversed.  Continue to pray for teachers and school children at this time too.  Pray that this virus will not affect the schools’ education.  Pray a protection on all young people.

 

  • Hospitals are on high alert as they are beginning to see more patients coming in with the virus. So, let’s not stop praying for the NHS and for many who work in the caring professions.  They have been such a blessing to our nation at this time.  Pray for each staff member whether a surgeon or a cleaner – each one is helping to make this incredible health care system work.  Pray that health care staff everywhere will be kept safe and well.  Pray for each one to feel encouraged and valued as they serve their patients.  Give them wisdom and strength as they face each day.  Continue to pray for a safe vaccine to be found.  Pray for a supernatural release of God’s healing power across the world.  Many are being healed supernaturally – lets pray for this to continue, but also pray that many will be healed through the medical professions. 

 

  • As you know a number of restrictions have been put on the hospitality sector and if they are in level 2 or 3 then more restrictions are in place. Pray for businesses at this time.  It’s so hard for them all.  Do pray for a way forward for them.  Continue to pray for the entertainment industry too which is suffering badly and there seems no way forward with this.  Many of the actors and performers are trying to find new ways of continuing to provide much needed entertainment at this time.  Also I would encourage you to pray for the sporting world.  As I said last week many clubs are suffering because they cannot have crowds to watch their games and they have no way of funding their sport.  Do pray for the economy in your nation.  Pray for individuals who are struggling financially at this time – many have lost their jobs and have no way of supporting themselves.  Pray for God’s answer for them and also that they will turn to God in their need.  Pray also for charities as many are losing donations too at this time. 

 

  • Above all – let us keep our eyes on the Lord. He is moving in these days and we want to make sure we are following him closely at this time.  None of this takes him by surprise and he will strengthen those who look to him.  Let’s pray for people to come to know him.  Let’s continue to pray for revival and for that Tidal Wave of his Spirit to fall on our land.  I do not believe the Lord caused this virus but as we pray he will bring many to know him.  His heart of love will compel many to come to him.  His heart is for people to come to know him as the true and living Lord.  As Christians – let’s get prepared for all that God wants to do.  Let’s open our spiritual eyes and ears.  Let’s not listen to the voice of fear, but instead let’s tune our hearts into the God of all hope.  Let’s look for opportunities to share our faith with those who are looking for a bright hope for tomorrow.  We have the joy of the Lord living inside us – let’s share that joy, peace and hope with many others in our nation at this time.

 

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

 

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 

Remember each day is a gift from God.  Yes, it has its challenges, but it also has a promise of us being able to live life to the full with his gift of peace and joy in our hearts.  We are not alone.  He – the one who made the earth by his power and founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding – he lives inside of us and he is working day and night to protect us from all harm.  We can relax and enjoy each day despite what we are facing.  Don’t miss out on God’s incredible grace for each day.  Sending much love to you all……. NANCY GOUDIE

Prayer points for Friday 9th October

Some verses and thoughts to encourage you!  Nahum 1:7 – The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.  He cares for those who trust in him.  No matter what happens in our lives our nation or in our world, the fact remains that our God is good – all the time!  He is goodness!  He is love!  That’s who he is.  He is our refuge in times of trouble – Proverbs 18:10 says he is our strong tower. Woohoo – let’s do what it says and run to him and let’s remember as we hide in him that he loves it when we trust in him.

 

Also – Habakkuk 3:16 – 19 – I heard and my heart pounded, my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones, and my legs trembled – (Maybe some of us are feeling like this about the virus? – well let’s see what Habakkuk says) – Yet, I will wait patiently for the day of calamity to come on the nation invading us – or the virus invading us, or the illness invading us, or the disappointment invading us – whatever is invading us – let’s trust God to come and change things.  He goes on to say:  Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Saviour.  The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer and he enables me to go on to the heights.  Let’s do what Habakkuk did in the day of calamity – let’s praise our amazing God – who will and is enabling us to stand on the heights and gives us each day our strength during these unusual and devastating times.  Woohoo!

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 9th October    

  • Let’s keep praying that the infection rate falls. There have been many more hospital admissions during this week.  Pray that our nation turns to the living Lord Jesus – who is able to keep us during this COVID time.  Pray for the death rate to fall and not to rise.  Pray that those who do get COVID-19 will quickly recover and not have long term health problems.  Pray against the fear of this virus.  Let’s place our faith in the God of the impossible and pray for us all to experience the supernatural in these times. 

 

  • Pray in particular for the North East and for those in Scotland. New restrictions are being made in Scotland to try and protect the nation.  Pray for the North East which is seeing the infection rate surge hugely.  Pray for the many places in the North that are experiencing lockdown situations.  Pray for South Wales too – many of the towns and cities are experiencing lockdown.  Pray that these places are released quickly from the difficulties they are experiencing.  Pray for those who cannot meet family or friends at this time.  Pray for people’s mental and emotional health.  Pray for those in care homes and hospitals who cannot see their family members. 

 

  • Thank you for continuing to pray for Boris Johnson and our government. Let’s continue to pray for wisdom and integrity within the government.  Pray for strength and determination to beat this virus, but pray that our leaders will find that their strength comes from the Lord – who is ever present and is there for each of us when we call.  May our leaders call on the name of the Lord.  Pray for the Christians who are in key positions in our government that they will hear the wisdom that comes from Heaven and pass it on.  Pray also for leaders across the world.  Whatever you feel about Donald Trump, let’s thank God that he is now out of hospital.  Pray for a total and complete healing for him and that the election in USA will not divide their nation.  Pray for healing in our nation and in the nations of the world.

 

  • Pray for those who are in Universities right now. There are many students who are under lockdown.  Pray for them – it must be difficult being so young away from home at this time.  Pray for their mental and emotional health.  Pray that this situation would not cause their education to suffer.  Pray that they would adhere to the lockdown rules where they are and pray that this situation will quickly be reversed.  Pray that they will be able to go home for Christmas.  Continue to pray for teachers and school children at this time too.  Pray that this virus will not affect the schools’ education.

 

  • Hospitals are beginning to see more patients coming in with the virus. So, let’s not stop praying for the NHS and for many who work in the caring professions.  Pray for each staff member whether a surgeon or a cleaner – each one is helping to make this incredible health care system work.  Pray that health care staff everywhere will be kept safe and well.  Help them to be encouraged as they serve each one of their patients.  Give them wisdom and strength as they face each day.  Continue to pray for a safe vaccine to be found.  Pray for a supernatural release of God’s healing power across the world.  Our God is able!

 

  • As you know a number of restrictions have been put on the hospitality sector. A lot of people do not like the 10pm shutdown rule.  Many businesses are suffering because of this.  Do pray for them and pray that there will be a way forward for them.  Pray for the entertainment industry too which is suffering badly and there seems no way forward with this.  Also pray for the sporting world.  Many clubs are suffering because they cannot have crowds to watch their games and they have no way of funding their sport.  Many businesses are still struggling and finding it so hard.  Do pray that we will find a way forward and that our economy begins to prosper.  Pray for individuals who are struggling financially at this time – many have lost their jobs and many more will possibly lose their jobs in the months ahead.  Pray for God’s answer for them and also that they will turn to God in their need.

 

  • Let’s not give up praying for revival for our land and for our world. The Lord’s heart is to bring good out of this horrendous pandemic.  His heart is for people to come to know him.  I don’t believe for a moment that God brought this virus on us, but I do believe that through this he will bring about change in our hearts and that nations will have an opportunity to turn to him.  Let’s pray that the UK sees a move of God that brings a change of heart and a change of purpose.  Let’s pray for that Tidal Wave of God’s Spirit that I saw in 1985 to come upon our land.  Let’s get prepared for all that God wants to do in this time.  Let’s open our spiritual eyes and ears.  Let’s not listen to the voice of fear, but instead let’s tune our hearts into the God of all hope at this time.  Let’s look for opportunities to share our faith with those who are looking for hope right now.

 

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 we pray for our nation today and during this week, it may encourage you to hear a new acoustic version of Heartbeat’s song Heal our Nation – sung by Trish Morgan and her friend, Liz Kaddour.  Trish was in the Heartbeat with me and co-wrote the song with Ray, my husband and others in the band.  She recorded it in an hour at the end of another session in the studio.  Sarah Belcher introduces the video and you will also hear Anne and Gavin Calver praying for our nation.  You can listen to it here: https://youtu.be/XWuVdLnh_SI

 

Let’s pray, let’s seek our God, let’s draw strength from the Living Lord and let’s remember to declare the words from the song, Heal our Nation: Lord we feel your Spirit coming closer, a mighty wave to break upon our land, bringing justice and forgiveness, God we cry to you revive us.  Let’s raise our hands, our hearts, our voices and let’s storm the heavens for our good God to move in power and see our nation and the nations of the world turn to him as revival sweeps our land.  Sending much love to you all……. NANCY GOUDIE

Prayer points for Friday 2nd October

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/

I read something in the Bible and posted it on my Facebook page recently but I feel it bears repeating again. Micah 7:1 says this: What misery is mine! I am like one who gathers summer fruit at the gleaning of the vineyard; there is no cluster of grapes to eat, none of the early figs that I crave….Some of us might be feeling like this – some of the normal things we used to do – things we took for granted – like seeing our friends and family – like having a hug or a kiss – like sharing a meal, having a celebration, attending a wedding, going to the theatre, watching football from the terraces, so many things we cannot do because of COVID-19, yet if we read verse 7 it says: But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Saviour; my God will hear me! He does indeed – every word we speak is heard in the presence of God our Saviour – this is truth and this is why I call everyone to pray each week. If we go on in the chapter, he goes on to say in verse 8, Do not gloat over me my enemy, though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. Let the Lord be your light and your salvation during this awful time. It is good to speak to our enemy with the word of God. Our God loves us – even when we turn to our own way, he pours out his love upon us because of what Jesus has done on the cross. We sin often in thought, word and deed – but praise God – when we ask for forgiveness, he forgives our sins and cleanses us from all iniquities (1John 1:9). What a wonderful gospel we have and what a wonderful Saviour. Why not use this scripture in your prayers today – Repeat the verses and speak to our enemy and say, “But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Saviour, my God will hear me. Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.” Woohoo! What a wonderful gospel we have – the truth is he helps us in our weakness – if you feel weak today – remember he is strong! Keep trusting – keep hoping – keep believing! Keep speaking out the truth. Remember there is power in the spoken word! We will all get through this because God has the victory.

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 2nd October

1) Pray for the infection rate to fall. It is rising everywhere in our nation and in other nations too. Pray that as the winter comes in that everyone would be protected from this virus and that those who are vulnerable in particular would know the healing touch of the Lord. The death rate seems to be slowly rising, so keep praying that it will not rise further, but that those who do get the virus will be safe and will recover quickly from it. Some people are having long term problems after having COVID-19, pray that they will recover and that this will not happen anymore.

2) Many places and areas (like the North East) are experiencing lockdown situations. Do pray for these towns, cities and areas. Pray that people will be sensible and follow the rules that the government lay out. Pray for those who cannot meet family or friends at this time. Pray for people’s mental and emotional health. Pray for those in care homes and hospitals who cannot see their family members. Pray that they will be filled with hope and that they will turn to the Lord for their comfort and help. Pray for many to come to know the Lord Jesus and his incredible presence.

3) We continue to pray for Boris Johnson and for the government. We may not agree with his policies or the way he runs the country, but the Bible instructs us to pray for our leaders, so let’s do that with a good heart. Pray that he and those who advise him with have heavenly wisdom. Pray for the Christians who are in key positions to have a wise and good voice and that the government will listen to the word of the Lord. Pray that Boris will turn to God as he faces decisions and situations he has not faced before.

4) Pray for those who are in education, particularly those in Universities. Many young people are in lockdown situations away from home and are unable to see their family and friends. Pray for their mental and emotional health. Pray that this situation will not affect their education. Pray that they will adhere to the lockdown rules and that this situation will be quickly reversed. Pray that they will be able to go home for Christmas. Continue to pray for teachers and school children. Many are being tested for Coronavirus, although only very few of them are actually testing positive so far. Pray that this virus does not affect the schools’ education and that those who do contract the virus recover from it quickly and easily. Pray for the parents too as they will have to be in isolation too. Pray for them as this will affect their working and home life.

5) We continue to pray for our caring staff – for our incredible NHS and for everyone who works in the caring profession from surgeons to cleaners. Pray for health care staff all across the world that they will be kept safe and that they will show grace and mercy whilst they work in difficult situations. Pray for good health for them and for them to be encouraged and blessed at this time. Pray that many of them will find the Lord as they face difficult situations. Continue to pray for a safe vaccine to be found. Pray for others too who are suffering from other illnesses that they will be able to receive the treatment that they need. Pray for a supernatural release of God’s healing power across the world. I am hearing of supernatural healings as people who have COVID-19 are being prayed for – woohoo!

6) Let’s continue to pray for our economy – for businesses to succeed and for those without jobs to be successful in getting a job they enjoy. There are many businesses that are struggling to keep afloat – do pray that they find innovative ideas to prosper their business in these difficult times. Pray that they discover that when they put God first and show kindness to others, God will honour them and bless them. Pray for those who are struggling financially at this time – many have lost their jobs and many will possibly lose their jobs in the months ahead. Pray for God’s answer for them and also that they will turn to God in their need.

7) Oh my heart continues to cry out for revival. Our nation and our world needs revival – we need our Lord. Pray for a tidal wave of God’s Spirit to impact our land. Praise God for the wonderful prayer meeting in USA where over 50,000 people came together to pray. Oh, that we were able to do this in our nation. We cannot pray together, but we can pray individually and in small groups – so let’s storm the heavens and see our God heal our nation and send revival on our land. Let’s pray prayers of repentance on behalf of our nation, but also on behalf of ourselves. Let God touch your heart and change your prospective. May we begin to see ourselves and our nation the way the Lord sees us. He loves us, he wraps his arms around us. He calls us his own. He encourages us to speak his words. He instructs us to do what he calls us to do and to go where he calls us to go – after all, that is what a true disciple of Jesus does. Never be afraid to follow the voice of the Lord. Pray that many will know the love and power of the Lord. Pray that he will visit people in their dreams and that he will give them visions that will turn our nation and indeed our world to the Lord.

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

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

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 read Psalm 128 recently. What a great psalm! Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in his ways. You will eat the fruit of your labour; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. This is God’s generous reward for those who love him. May the Lord bless you from Zion all the days of your life may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem and may you live to see your children’s children. God bless you all with this blessing in Christ Jesus – may all of us live to see God’s blessing on our nation and our world and may we live to see our children’s children. Sending much love to you all……. NANCY GOUDIE

Prayer points for Friday 25th September

Friday 25th September 2020

This is the week we have the shortened prayer points – so here are a few verses to encourage and bless you – remember as you read this that God is for you and with you (Psalm 139:1-5).  Remember he never leaves you alone for a second – his presence is always there even if you don’t feel him (Deut 31:8).  Turn to him in every circumstance for he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).  Read this Psalm and believe the truth that is contained therein:

 Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;

indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;

the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

Every word of this psalm is true – take it as your food for this week – eat it, digest it and make it become part of you.  Your help comes from the Lord – the creator of Heaven and Earth – Woohoo!  Never forget who looks after you and how powerful He is.  Turn to him in every circumstance.  He is there for you.

 

 PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 25th September:        

 

  • Let’s continue to pray that the rate of infection falls. As you will see from the media, the rate of infection is growing every day.  We can pray and see this change, but of course, we all have to do our part in making sure we adhere to the government guidelines.  It’s common sense to take precautions against this virus.  Let’s continue to praise God that the death rate continues to be low, but let’ not get complacent about this – make sure we are praying that as the days and months go on that we will still get to the place in the UK where there are no deaths from this dreadful virus.  Even one death is too many!  Let’s pray this for our world as well as the nation of the UK.   As well as praying for the UK, let’s pray this for our world too.

 

  • Many places are experiencing local lockdowns – do pray for these towns and cities. Pray that people will be sensible and follow the rules that the government lay out.  We all have new guidelines to follow – let’s make sure we do so and encourage others to do so too.  Pray for those who will struggle with the new guidelines.  Pray for people that in their distress and fear will turn to God.  There are still reports of many ignoring the guidelines and laws of our land in respect of COVID-19.  Pray for those who now cannot meet their friends or family because of the new social rules. 

 

  • We continue to do as the Bible asks and pray for our leaders. Pray for Boris Johnson and all those in our government whether we agree with them or not.  Pray for unity, for wisdom, for compassion and for integrity.  None of the leaders of the world have been this way before and so need our prayers right now.  Let’s not add to the voices of criticism, but instead pray for them for wisdom and for a realisation of who our God is.  Pray for our leaders to be surrounded by wise and Godly people who can help them in the decisions they need to make.  I know there are a number of Christians in key places in the government and in their key staff – pray for them that they will hear the voice of God and bring wisdom into the situation.  Pray for unity between countries to fight the virus and that we will help one another.

 

  • Praise God that the schools have been able to open. Pray for safety for the teachers and for the children.  There have been a number of schools who have been seeing pupils off because of COVID or suspected COVID.  Pray for peace for the children and the adults.  Pray that they would be kept well physically and mentally.  Do continue to pray for those children who due to complex health needs are not able to return to school.  Pray for peace for them and that they would find creative ways to still be able to connect with others.  Pray for some universities who have instructed their students to learn online rather than coming back to campus.  Pray that this decision would not affect their education in a bad way.

 

  • We continue to thank God for our incredible NHS. Pray for everyone who works for the NHS and also other health providers across the world from cleaners to surgeons, that God would strengthen and encourage them.  Pray for God’s protection on them too.  Pray too for wisdom for doctors and consultants as they treat patients that they would find the right medicines and new and innovative ways to fight this disease.  Pray too for a safe vaccine to be found.  Pray for others too who are suffering from other illnesses that they will be able to receive the treatment that they need.  Pray for a supernatural release of God’s healing power across the world.   Pray that many will turn to God.  Across the world we are seeing people healed from COVID-19 supernaturally by the power of God – let’s pray for more of this.

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for our economy – for businesses to succeed and for those without jobs to be successful in getting a job they enjoy. There are many businesses that are struggling to keep afloat – do pray that they find innovative ideas to prosper their business in these difficult times. Pray that they discover that when they put God first and show kindness to others, God will honour them and bless them. Pray that the new restrictions will not cause businesses to topple and crash, but they will find other ways of making money.  Pray for those who are without jobs because of COVID-19 – pray too that they find good reliable jobs – way beyond their wildest dreams and desires.  Again, pray that they will turn to God to help them and discover a way of life that is beyond anything they have ever known.

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for revival in our nation. There is no doubt that God is moving and working in this time.  Pray that many in our nation and across the world will turn to God – pray that they will find the real, true and living God who loves each of us so much.  Pray for revival for ourselves, our nation and our world.  Pray for a Tidal Wave of God’s Spirit to soak our land and spread to other nations too.  Use the song Heal our Nation as a prayer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoZwje7Ogkg  and cry out for God to pour out his Spirit across this 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 

 

Life is short – so no matter what age you are make sure you live your life the way God intended you to live.  Jesus came to bring you life to the full.  Live your life knowing his peace and his joy.  Live life to the full – don’t entertain anything from the enemy.  Cast every care on to Jesus – leave every worry and fear at his feet, take up his yoke which is easy and light and rejoice always.  This is your inheritance and anything less means you are not living life as he intends you to live.  Find freedom in our God now and always and remember everything is possible for him/her who believes.  Remember he watches over you always.  You are important to him!  Keep praying – He is listening and answering your prayers!  Sending much love to you all……. NANCY GOUDIE

Prayer points for Friday 18th September

Prayer Points for Friday 18th September 2020

Setting the scene

On 20th March I called for a National Day of Prayer, not only for the UK, but also for others who live further afield.  A few days after it was over two friends contacted me and asked if I would do a National Prayer Day every Friday, and asked if I would continue to give some pointers each week for prayer.  After prayer, I took up the challenge of doing just that.  Thank you for joining us.  To read previous prayer points and encouragements – go to www.nancygoudie.com/blog/

When life doesn’t turn out the way you envisioned – it can be so hard to keep trusting and to keep your focus on God, but this is exactly what we must do.  In life we can experience pain, loss, heartache etc., which can cause dismay, immense pressure, anxiety and deep sorrow.  It’s in these times that the enemy would want you to take your attention off God and onto the issues around us.  In this time of COVID-19 we need to remember what it says in Phil 4:6  (my paraphrase) – Do not be anxious or concerned about anything instead pray about everything.  Tell God about your problems, issues and needs and don’t forget to thank him for his wonderful answers.  When you do and you trust in God rather than what you see around you, verse 7 will be your experience because then peace will flow like a river and the peace that passes all understanding will be yours.

Let’s keep our eyes on Jesus – let’s keep his words and his truth in our hearts.  Our world may be in confusion and pain, anxiety may be surrounding us from all sides, but the truth is that God is with us, he is all around us, he goes in front, behind and beside us and is inside us.  He is our strong tower (Proverbs 18:10).  He is our fortress (Psalm 46:11)).  He is our protection (Psalm 18:2).  When we are weary and heavy laden – he gives us his rest (Matthew 11:28).  He carries our anxiety and pain.  When we give him our burdens, he carries us and them (Ps 68:19).  In his presence there is fullness of joy (Ps 16:11) – so live in his presence and experience his joy even in the midst of sorrow.  I’m not just saying words – I have experienced this for myself.  So, let’s keep our eyes on the Lord – let’s keep praying – remembering that prayer is a two-way conversation – so pray and tell him your concerns, hand over your burdens to him, ask him to change our nation and change our world, but also take time to listen to his words.  Read your Bible which is full of the Lord’s words, but also take time to listen to the still small voice which comes to each of us who take time to listen.

Life may be different to what you think – but our God is still on the throne and he brings good out of every situation (Romans 8:28) – don’t just listen to the news, but listen and see what God is doing – it will encourage your heart and thrill your spirit. Woohoo!

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 18th September:

Praise God that the death rate due to COVID-19 continues to fall – let’s continue to pray about this because we want the death rate in England to fall to zero as it has done at times in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Even one person dying from this horrid virus is too many.  They don’t understand why when the rate of infection is rising that the death rate isn’t….so let’s keep praying not only for the death rate to continue to come down, but also that the rate of infection which is rising at a great rate to fall too.  Let’s pray this for our world as well as the nation of the UK.

Many places are experiencing local lockdowns – do pray for these towns and cities.  Pray that people will be sensible and follow the rules that the government lay out.  There are still reports as I wrote this of many ignoring the guidelines and laws of our land in respect of COVID-19.  Pray for those who now cannot meet their friends or family because of the new social rules.  Pray that these rules will be able to be relaxed soon.  Pray for the rate of infection to come down not only in the UK but also in our world.

We continue to do as the Bible asks and pray for our leaders.  Pray for Boris Johnson and all those in our government.  Pray for unity, for wisdom, for compassion and for integrity.  None of the leaders of the world have been this way before and so need our prayers right now.  Let’s not add to the voices of criticism, but instead pray for them for wisdom and for a realisation of who our God is.  Pray for our leaders to be surrounded by wise and Godly people who can help them in the decisions they need to make.  Pray for unity between countries to fight the virus and that we will help one another.

Praise God that the schools have been able to open.  Pray for safety for the teachers and for the children.  Pray for peace for the children and the adults.  Pray that they would be kept well physically and mentally.  Do continue to pray for those children who due to complex health needs are not able to return to school.  Pray for peace for them and that they would find creative ways to still be able to connect with others.  Pray for some universities who have instructed their students to learn online rather than coming back to campus.  Pray that this decision would not affect their education in a bad way.

We continue to thank God for our incredible NHS.  Pray for everyone who works for the NHS and also other health providers across the world from cleaners to surgeons, that God would strengthen and encourage them.  Pray for God’s protection on them too.  Pray too for wisdom for doctors and consultants as they treat patients that they would find the right medicines and new and innovative ways to fight this disease.  Pray too for a safe vaccine to be found.  Pray for others too who are suffering from other illnesses that they will be able to receive the treatment that they need.  Pray for a supernatural release of God’s healing power across the world.

Let’s continue to pray for our economy – for businesses to succeed and for those without jobs to be successful in getting a job they enjoy. There are many businesses that are struggling to keep afloat – do pray that they find innovative ideas to prosper their business in these difficult times.  Pray that they discover that when they put God first and show kindness to others, God will honour them and bless them. Pray for those who are without jobs because of COVID-19 – pray too that they find good reliable jobs – way beyond their wildest dreams and desires.  Again, pray that they will turn to God to help them and discover a way of life that is beyond anything they have ever known.

Let’s continue to pray that many in our nation will turn to God – pray that they will find the real, true and living God who loves each of us so much.  Pray for revival for ourselves, our nation and our world.  Pray for a Tidal Wave of God’s Spirit to soak our land and spread to other nations too.  Use the song Heal our Nation as a prayer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoZwje7Ogkg  and cry out for God to pour out his Spirit across this land.

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

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

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

Don’t give up praying even when you don’t see the answers you are looking for.  There has been so many times in the past where I have been praying for something and did not see any answers until later.  It was only as I looked back, that I could see from the moment I started to pray that God was working behind the scenes bringing about the answers I was looking for.  So, don’t give up – instead keep praying – God is answering and we will see his answers as we persist in prayer.  Sending much love to you all- Nancy x

Prayer points for Friday 11th September

A few verses of scripture to encourage you.  Remember as you read this that this is the truth and that the truth will set you free.

 Isaiah 35:3 – 7a, 8a & 10

Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance with divine retribution he will come to save you.”

 Then the eyes of the blind will be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.  Then will the lame leap like a deer and the mute tongue shout for joy.  Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.  The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs.

 And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness……..

Only the redeemed will walk there and the ransomed of the Lord will return.  They will enter Zion with singing and everlasting joy will crown their heads.  Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away!

 Encourage yourself, your family and your friends with these words.  God is with you to bless and encourage you!  Here are the prayer points with added information for this week – a full prayer points will come next week – with love – NANCY GOUDIE

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 11th September:        

 

  • Praise God that the death rate is still falling and is really low. Pray for the infection rate in the country to come down.  It is growing fast and the government are worried – thus the new guidelines.  Pray for the rate of infection to begin to come down quickly.  Pray for people to be sensible in following the new guidelines and that as they do see we would see the infection rate drop right down.

 

  • Praise God that the majority of children were able to get back to school last week in England. Pray for the safety and protection and peace for them all as they return.  Pray too for protection for all the teachers and staff in schools.  Do pray for those children who due to complex health needs, are not able to return to school.  Pray for peace for them and that they would find creative ways to still be able to connect with others.  Pray a protection on their mental health as well.

 

  • Pray for the areas that are still in local lockdown such as Glasgow and some of Greater Manchester and other places. Pray for wisdom for people in these areas to abide by the rules – there has been a lot of mass gatherings so pray people see sense and this comes to an end.  Pray the infection rates in these areas to decrease and that these lockdowns would not need to last long.  

 

  • We continue to do as the Bible asks and pray for our leaders. Pray for Boris Johnson and all those in our government whether you think they are doing a good job or bad.  Let’s make sure we are praying for them.  Pray for unity, for wisdom, for compassion and for integrity.  Pray for our leaders to be surrounded by wise and Godly people who can help them in the decisions they need to make.  Pray too for leaders around the world that they will have wisdom in their decisions and integrity.  Pray for unity between countries to fight the virus and that we will help one another.

 

  • Thank God for our incredible NHS. We are so fortunate in this country to have free healthcare for all.  Pray for everyone who works for the NHS from cleaners to surgeons, that God would strengthen and encourage them.  Pray for God’s protection on them too.  Pray too for wisdom for doctors and consultants as they treat patients that they would find the right medicines and new and innovative ways to fight this disease.  Pray too for a safe vaccine to be found.

 

  • The eat out scheme was a great help to the economy in August but we are still reading stories now of massive job cuts and also companies not wanting to renew office leases etc. which is all having a big effect on our economy. Pray for God to bring stability in the economy, for wisdom for government and business leaders and that what would come out of this, would be an even stronger economic position than we were in before the virus.  Pray too for those thousands that are unemployed.  Pray for God’s provision for them in jobs and in finance as well.  Pray that God would protect their mental health.  The furlough scheme ends soon and so pray for that and for the many who will be affected by this.

 

  • Pray for yourself and for your family. Pray that every day we will remind ourselves of the truth of who our God is.  Let’s increase our trust in him.  He is faithful and he will help us in every way.  Pray for increased compassion for those around you, and increased passion for Jesus.  Pray for God to use you in your area during this time.  Most importantly pray for revival to break out – revival within ourselves and our churches, as it always starts with us, that then spills out into the rest of the world.  Remember our God surrounds each of us and he will cause water to gush forth in the wilderness…our God can do the impossible!

 

Remember every prayer makes a huge difference and never forget – God is with you!  

See you next week – Nancy x

Prayer points for Friday 4th September

Setting the scene

 

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

 

I’m wondering if through this pandemic we have forgotten a number of things.  Have we forgotten how powerful our God is?  The media tells us every day how powerful this virus is – and of course it is, but we have to keep in our minds that our God is ALL powerful.  Have we forgotten that our financial provision comes from God?  Perhaps getting your salary cut, or losing your job has caused you to think through where to get finance from and maybe we need to be reminded that our God owns the cattle on a thousand hills (Psalm 50:9-10).  He has no needs whatsoever.  We have a very generous and wealthy God.  Maybe we have forgotten that our God is never fearful or filled with anxiety, but is the essence of peace and joy.  Maybe we need to remind ourselves that Jesus has said to us to come to him when we are weary and burdened and he will give us rest.  This is a promise and he never allows one of his promises fall to the ground!  Woohoo!   Have we forgotten that our God isn’t just full of love, but he is love?  He loves us completely and without conditions.  When we tune into him, we tune into love and acceptance.  Maybe in a world full of turmoil today we have forgotten that our God is love.  Maybe we need to be reminded of all these things today.  It is so easy to forget how incredible our God is. 

 

When we live in his presence and live our lives from that point, life is so different.  As I said in my Breakthrough session on 25th August, if we could get a hold of the fact that God loves us – our whole lives would change.  Our lives would be transformed with knowing this one thing that God loves us totally and completely.  If we live from this assurance and from this fact then each of us would no longer be in worry, fear and anxiety.  Today I want to remind myself and I want to remind you – that our God is powerful, our God is trustworthy, our God is generous, our God is peace and joy and our God is love.  That’s who he is and he wants each of us (whether we are a Christian or not) to know and to experience each of these things.  All good things come from above.  Live in his beautiful presence.  Submit your will to his.  Know that he wants the best for you and when you are in him, the best is always yet to come.  Take a hold of these truths today and let God transform you.  Live in the depths of his presence today and every day!  Enjoy praying today and every day with these truths as your foundation. 

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 4th September:          

 

  • Praise God that the majority of children were able to get back to school this week in England. Pray for the safety and protection and peace for them all as they return.  Pray too for protection for all the teachers and staff in schools as well as many are anxious about returning.  Do pray for those children who due to complex health needs, are not able to return to school.  Pray for peace for them and that they would find creative ways to still be able to connect with others.  Pray a protection on their mental health as well.

 

  • Praise God that the death rate continues to fall – at the time of writing the previous day had just 3 deaths from Covid-19. Let’s continue to pray for no deaths whatsoever from this virus.  Pray too for those still in hospital – it’s reported there’s another 60 still on ventilators and around 700 still in hospital – lets pray for a decrease in this and that we see these numbers come right down.  In the last two days the infection rate has seen a slight decrease which is great – let’s pray this continues and we see the infection rate come right down.  Pray for the infection rate to drop in all the nations of the world.

 

 

  • Pray for the areas that are still in local lockdown such as Glasgow and some of Greater Manchester and other places. Pray for wisdom for people in these areas to abide by the rules – there has been a lot of mass gatherings over the last few days so pray people see sense and this comes to an end.  Pray the infection rates in these areas to decrease and that these lockdowns would not need to last long. 

 

 

  • We continue to do as the Bible asks and pray for our leaders. Pray for Boris Johnson and all those in our government.  Pray for unity, for wisdom, for compassion and for integrity.  Pray for our leaders to be surrounded by wise and Godly people who can help them in the decisions they need to make.  Pray too for leaders around the world that they will have wisdom in their decisions and integrity.  Pray for unity between countries to fight the virus and that we will help one another.

 

 

  • Thank God for our incredible NHS. We are so fortunate in this country to have free healthcare for all.  Pray for everyone who works for the NHS from cleaners to surgeons, that God would strengthen and encourage them.  Pray for God’s protection on them too.  Pray too for wisdom for doctors and consultants as they treat patients that they would find the right medicines and new and innovative ways to fight this disease.  Pray too for a safe vaccine to be found.

 

  • The eat out scheme was a great help to the economy in August but we are still reading stories now of massive job cuts and also companies not wanting to renew office leases etc. which is all having a big effect on our economy. Pray for God to bring stability in the economy, for wisdom for government and business leaders and that what would come out of this, would be an even stronger economic position than we were in before the virus.  Pray too for those thousands that are unemployed.  Pray for God’s provision for them in jobs and in finance as well.  Pray that God would protect their mental health.

 

  • Pray for yourself and for your family. Pray that every day we will remind ourselves of the truth of who our God is.  Let’s increase our trust in him.  He is faithful and he will help us in every way.  Pray for increased compassion for those around you, and increased passion for Jesus.  Pray for God to use you in your area during this time.  Most importantly pray for revival to break out – revival within ourselves and our churches, as it always starts with us, that then spills out into the rest of the world. 

 

 

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

 

 

What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent weeks.  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 will send you an encouraging portion of scripture to bless you next week, and will slightly update the prayer points, but do remember we are using these prayer points for two weeks.  There will be another full prayer points in two weeks’ time.  Let me leave you today with the following scriptures:  Isaiah 26: 3-4 – You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.  Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.  Woohoo!  Trust in him today and every day.  He is by your side and he will never leave you.  Let’s experience the perfect peace from above as we trust in him.  With love to you all – NANCY GOUDIE

 

 

 

 

Prayer Points for Friday 28th August 2020

Setting the scene

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

I know for some people this last six months has been so tough and for all of us it has been incredibly weird.  Going through lockdown etc., has affected all of us in some way.  I know even though I am a faith filled, positive person, I too have felt affected at times.  It’s at times a struggle not to feel down and at times lonely, especially when you cannot see your friends and those you really care about.  Life seems to have come to a stop in many ways, yet it’s at times like these that we need to remember that God is in control and that he is calling us to a deeper and more intimate walk with him.  It’s time to remember that this COVID-19 has not taken him by surprise and that he is with us and is protecting us.  It’s at times like these that we need to see things from God’s perspective and not our own.  It’s time to look higher.  Let’s lift our gaze heavenward and see beyond the natural.  (I lift my eyes to the hills – Psalm 121 – this is a great Psalm to speak out loud to yourself and to the Lord).  Ask God what he is doing and ask him how you can join in.  Listen to his words of encouragement. 

Let’s keep our eyes on the bigger picture and not just yearn for what we know.  Life will not go back to the way it was, so let’s find out what God wants each of us to do.  I believe he wants to bring revival.  I believe he wants to stir each of us to really know and live the teaching we have learned over the years through the many teaching sermons we have heard.  Do we really live what we have learned?  Do we really know how much the Lord has done for us?  Do we really live as though we know that he has cancelled out all our sin and shame (Colossians 2:14-15 The Passion Translation)?  Do we really know that he loves us unconditionally?  If we did then life would be so different.  It would change us completely.  The other day, the Lord showed me again how much he loves me and as he did tears poured down my face as the realization of his love came to me afresh.  He loves me totally and completely and he loves you the same way too.  He wants to show each of us his overwhelming, all-consuming love.   It’s a time to make sure our words match up to our deeds.  This is an important time.  A time when we will look back in history and say, “Wow!”  It’s a momentous time and each of us can make a mark where we are.  Are we really going to live for Jesus – or are we going to grumble through our wilderness?  It’s time to rejoice!  It’s time to sing our praises for our King!  It’s time to be loved and to share that love.  It’s a time for revival….are you ready? 

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 28th August:   

  • Praise God the people dying daily from Coronavirus continues to go down. Let’s keep on praying until we see this virus gone in the name of Jesus. The death rate continues to stay below the five year average and has done for over 8 weeks!  On Monday this week we had 4 deaths in the UK so even from last week it continues to fall.  However even 4 is too many, so let’s continue to believe that we will get to the place where we have no recorded deaths in the whole of the UK.  Continue to pray for the rate of infection to go down both in the UK and also in Europe and indeed the whole world.  Let’s keep praying for each prayer however small or weak is accomplishing much.  Every prayer is powerful in the hands of God.

 

  • Praise God some of the towns that were put on lockdown or threatened to be put on lockdown have now come off the list of problem areas. This is a great answer to prayer.  Continue to pray for towns and cities such as Aberdeen, Preston, Greater Manchester and Birmingham who are in lockdown or are at risk of going into lockdown if the numbers don’t come down.  Pray for protection for everyone and for the risk of infection levels to come swiftly down.  There are many places in Europe where the levels of infection are spiking.  Pray that this will come down swiftly.

 

  • Let’s continue to do what the Bible tells us to do and pray for our leaders. Pray for Boris Johnson and for our government – pray for all MP’s and for all parties. Pray for those with wisdom to rise to the top.  Pray for integrity and honour and for those who have a faith in God to take the lead in our country.  Pray that Boris finds God in this time.  Also pray for the aids and advisors.  Pray that our government have people around them giving much godly wisdom.  Remember to include the leaders of other countries around the world.

 

  • We continue to pray for the NHS and for caring professionals and staff all over the world. Praise God for their skills.  Pray that God will continue to use their caring skills to bring hope and healing to many.  Continue to pray for those who need treatment from other illnesses such as cancer who have not had it during the lockdown time.  Pray that they will be seen and given the treatment they need, but also that instead of their health being worse because of the lockdown period, pray that their health will have improved and many will find healing through the blood of Jesus

 

  • Pray for all the young people going back to school soon and for those who have already gone back in Scotland. Pray that they will all be kept safe and they would enjoy being taught in schools.  Pray for the teachers that they would find it easy to maintain the social distancing within the school times.  Pray for those still waiting for BTEC results this week.  Pray for all people who have gone through mental health situations – there have been many.  Fear, stress and anxiety whether caused by the situation with the exam results or caused in general by the COVID-19 crisis has affected the young and the old.  Pray for freedom from this and for many to turn to God through this time. 

 

  • Pray for those who cannot find a job at present. Pray for peace for those who are anxious about finances.  Pray that they will come to know the living Lord Jesus who can supply our every need.  Pray that churches will be aware of the dire situations that some people are in.  Pray for kindness and generosity.  Pray that many will find great and wonderful jobs – far better than they could ever have asked or could imagine.  Pray that the churches will have wisdom about how to reach those who are struggling in this way. 

 

  • Let’s pray for each other. Let’s remember to be kind to each other.  We may not see what another person is going through – so don’t judge by their face, instead bring them before the Lord in prayer.  Pray for yourself too.  Pray for a heart to seek and know our great God.  Pray for a desire to see revival come and ask the Lord to start it with you.  Pray for your neighbours, friends, family and be kind to strangers and others around you.  Pray for hope for yourself and for our nation.  Pray for a revival heart and a joy in singing praises to your King.  Above all, remember you are loved, God is with you.  There is no shame or guilt upon you if you have given your life to Jesus – so live in the freedom that comes from the cross of Jesus.  Woohoo!  Let’s keep moving forward and seeing our world change with the powerful love of God. 

 

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

 

What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent weeks.  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 read the following scripture whilst I was writing these prayer points.  Let’s say this with conviction in our hearts.  This is truth: “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.  The Lord, the Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”  With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.  In that day, you will say: “Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done and proclaim that his name is exalted.  Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.  Shout aloud and sing for joy for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”  Isaiah 12: 2-6).  So – let’s sing, let’s shout, let’s rejoice and let’s trust in our mighty God.  We have nothing to fear when we know we are loved by our great and wonderful God. With love to you all – NANCY GOUDIE

Prayer Points for Friday 21st August 2020

Setting the scene

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

 

Anyone who knows me knows that I love to read about a man called Smith Wigglesworth.  Smith died in 1947, but his legacy lives on.  He was a plumber from Bradford, UK, who had no formal education.  His wife taught him to read from the Bible but he had no desire to become a preacher.  His wife was a fiery preacher and he was quite happy to put out the seats in the mission and pray for people to become Christians at the end of the service.  However, God had other plans.  He took this uneducated, ordinary man and filled him with his Spirit.  He became a preacher and as he travelled the world talking about his wonderful Saviour, he saw thousands saved, thousands healed and even saw a handful of people raised from the dead.  He saw moves of God wherever he went.  He was a man of faith and courage.  Before he died, he delivered a prophecy which I think we need to hear now.

 

“During the next few decades there will be two distinct moves of the Holy Spirit across the church in Great Britain. The first move will affect every church that is open to receive it, and will be characterised by the restoration of the baptism and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

The second move of the Holy Spirit will result in people leaving historic churches and planting new churches. In the duration of each of these moves, the people who are involved will say, ‘This is a great revival.’ But the Lord says, ‘No, neither is this the great revival but both are steps towards it.’

When the new church phase is on the wane, there will be evidence in the churches of something that has not been seen before: a coming together of those with an emphasis on the word and those with an emphasis on the Spirit.

When the word and the Spirit come together, there will be the biggest move of the Holy Spirit that the nations, and indeed, the world have ever seen. It will mark the beginning of a revival that will eclipse anything that has been witnessed within these shores, even the Wesleyan and Welsh revivals of former years.

The outpouring of God’s Spirit will flow over from the United Kingdom to mainland Europe, and from there, will begin a missionary move to the ends of the earth.”  Smith Wigglesworth

 

We have seen the first two moves of the Spirit in the UK during the last number of decades, and I know there have been many prophecies saying that we are now in the place where the greatest move in history is about to begin.  My heart cries out – Lord bring it on!  In 1985 as the band Ray and I had founded called Heartbeat prayed for revival, God gave me a vision of a mighty tidal wave coming to the shores of Great Britain and then spreading out to Europe and beyond.  My heart longs for this move to happen.  We have seen so much in the last number of years, but we long for so much more.  Let’s encourage ourselves with Smith Wigglesworth’s prophecy; let’s believe it and pray it into being.  Let’s read and embrace the word of God and give the Holy Spirit control of every part of our lives.  When we wrote the song, Heal Our Nation, the first recording of this song had a portion of the prophecy within it.  This is what we recorded:

‘I looked and I saw a mighty tidal wave heading towards the shores of our land.  As the wave broke, it quickly spread throughout the whole nation, and as I watched, God spoke.  “I am sending a new wave of my Spirit, bringing healing, justice and forgiveness.  The time is near and I want my people to get ready, pray and prepare themselves for what I am about to do.”’

It’s time to get ready!  It’s time to get prepared!  It’s time to cry out to God for revival no matter what nation you live in, we need God to move in our world like never before.  Cry out with me right now: “Prepare my heart Lord, give me an insatiable hunger for your word and for your Spirit.  I give you control of every part of my life.  Come Lord, come!”

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 21st August:   

 

  • The number of people dying from Coronavirus in the UK continues to fall – praise God! Do continue to pray that we will soon get to the place where we have no deaths in the UK from this virus.  On Monday we had 5 people die from the virus in the UK – so let’s push through in prayer to see no more deaths.  Do continue to pray that the rate of infection slows down and begins to decrease.  Every day we are seeing around 1000 new infections.  Let’s pray for this to decrease. 

 

  • Pray for towns in the UK such as Leicester, Blackburn, Preston and Birmingham who have either been in lockdown or are possibly going to be in lockdown soon. Pray for a factory in Nottinghamshire where several of their workers have been tested positive for the virus.

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for Boris Johnson and the government as they try and deal with many issues concerning the virus or the effects of the virus. Pray for wisdom and for kindness.  Pray that they will make good and wise choices.  Pray for all MP’s to work together for the good of the whole of the UK.  Pray for integrity and honesty to be at the core of all they do.  Pray the same for all world leaders and governments.

 

  • We praise God for the NHS and for all the caring staff all over the world. Pray for those who are waiting for treatment for on-going illnesses.  Many of them have not been able to get their treatment while the hospitals have been overrun with COVID-19 patients.  Pray for those who are worried and fearful of what has happened in those months of waiting.  Pray for good health for all.  Pray that in this time, many will turn to God for their healing.

 

  • Pray for all the young people who have gone through mental health situations with their A-level results. As we know the UK government have done a U-turn on this, but the problems caused will not be easy to be overcome. Pray for all teenagers who went through this in the UK and pray that they will find their placement at college or university still open to them or that a new and better pathway would open up to them.  Pray also for the GCSE results coming out on Thursday (20th) this week that these results would not cause the same problems.  I have also heard that those who were supposed to get their BTEC results last week didn’t get them and in fact those results have been pushed forward to this week.  This too has caused tremendous stress.  Pray for good mental health for everyone as many have gone through so much trauma at the hands of this virus. 

 

  • Pray for those concerned about finances – pray that they will turn to God in prayer. Pray for the churches as they try and reach out to others in their online church services.  Pray that they will reach people who are struggling and trying to reach out to God at this time.  Pray for Christian friends to be strong and brave and to reach out to others who may not even look as though they need a helping hand.  May many of us be ready and prepared to speak a word in season.

 

  • Pray for ourselves. Pray for revival hearts.  Pray that we would use this time of incubation to seek God more and to be prepared for the new season ahead.  Let’s rejoice in God’s goodness to us all.  Let’s praise him for all he gives us each day.  Let’s seek him like never before.  Let’s pray for revival and continue to ask God to start it with you.  Let’s believe for the greatest revival the world has ever seen.  Let’s remember that every prayer is heard by a mighty, amazing, incredible God who loves us all (whether Christian or not) so much.  John 3:16 – For God so loved the world – woohoo – let’s rejoice!  God loves us and he loves our world.

 

 

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

 

 

What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent weeks.  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 

 

We are in a place between the old and the new.  Don’t yearn for the old ways, instead realise that the Lord has better things ahead for us.  Let’s get prepared.  This is a time of incubation – a time of growth – a time of getting ready – a time of being prepared for all God is going to do.  Don’t miss it – instead soak in God’s waterfall of grace.  Soak in his love.  Yearn for him more than ever.  Read his word and meditate on it.  The Lord once told me that even though I got the prophecy of the Tidal Wave of his Spirit coming, that I could miss out on it through not being prepared.  The Lord spoke to me from the parable of the Five wise and five foolish virgins (Read: Matthew 25).  Five were prepared and five weren’t.  Let’s not be the ones who are not prepared for the Lord coming in great power and miss out on all God does.  The best is yet to come – so let’s seek his face, enjoy his company, value his word and be ready for all that lies ahead!  Enjoy praying this week.  Look out for all God is doing in this time…..  With love to you all – NANCY GOUDIE