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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

Prayer points for Friday 14th 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

 

As I write this, I am on a four-night holiday break in the UK.  I am spending four nights/five days by the sea.  I have always loved the sea.  I was born and brought up in Ayr in Scotland and had the privilege of living only a street away from the sea.  When I left Ayr to follow God on a huge adventure, I missed the sea immensely and I still do.  To hear the waves crashing against the shore is a beautiful thing.  To me those waves constantly talk of the beauty, splendor and power of our God.  I love being by the sea.  I am having a few days break away to rest.  The sky is blue and the sun is shining.  In the UK, we have had amazing weather ever since this horrific virus has struck.  This to me is the goodness of God.  If we hadn’t had such good weather, lockdown would have been so much harder.  As I sit here, I am overcome with the blessings God gives us every day – some of which we do not even say thank you as we take them so much for granted.  It’s only when you lose one of those blessings that you realise how much you are blessed.  When my husband found it difficult to eat, we were reminded that for many years we took this function for granted.  Today and every day, let’s remember to thank God for the normal things we do every day – like having the ability to walk, to talk, to see, to smell, to laugh, to cry, to drink, to eat and even to go to the toilet.  We have so much to be grateful for.  Like the children of Israel, we often find ourselves grumbling and complaining, when we really should be grateful.  Not everyone has these abilities.  So today and every day, let’s remember to be grateful.  Let’s find something to be grateful for.  Each day God pours out his blessings on us.  I often tell God I am so grateful for who he is and the blessings he brings.  Let’s remember during all the complications of life to be thankful.  Being thankful is important.  I always love it when my family remember to say thank you even for the simple things of life that I give them – like a lift in my car or a meal I have cooked for them.  If I love to see gratefulness, then I know our heavenly Father will love our grateful hearts too.  Today no matter what is going on in your life, find something to say thanks for and remember to cultivate an attitude of gratefulness.  Be sure of this: God is with us in this COVID-19 time and he will bring us through it – for this and many other things in life – I am grateful. 

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 14th August:   

  • We continue to praise God that the number of deaths in the UK continues to decrease. In fact, the death rate is lower now than it was in March.  However, we continue to pray that we will get to the place where we can see no deaths recorded from this horrific disease. Continue to pray for those who have lost friends and family through this crisis.  We know that our God is close to the broken hearted and that he can comfort like no other.  Continue to pray for the rate of infection to come down.  In many areas in the UK and also in the continent of Europe the rate of infection is still too high.  Pray for people to have wisdom and to comply with the rules from the government.  Pray that we never have to go back into lockdown and that this virus is defeated.

 

  • Continue to pray for Boris Johnson, our government and for all world leaders that they will have wisdom from God. Pray for leaders to have integrity and honesty at their core.  Pray that all MP’s would work together for the good of the country.  Pray for many who are in places of influence to find God during this time.

 

  • We continue to praise God for our NHS and for all caring professions all over the world. Pray for surgeons, doctors, nurses, care workers, dentists, assistants, cleaners, receptionists and everyone putting themselves at risk so that we can get the help and treatment we need.  Pray for those who need the expertise of the hospitals and doctors but cannot get it because of this crisis.  Pray for those who have health problems – whether serious or not so serious.  Pray for healing for each one – pray that they will find healing in Jesus. 

 

 

  • Praise God that we heard last week that the economy in the UK is not going to be as bad as they had originally thought. The reports coming from businesses is that people are coming back to buy goods and that is cultivating hope for the future.  Continue to pray for the UK and our world’s economy.  Pray for supernatural provision for all.  There is still the threat of many jobs being axed, pray against the anxiety that this news brings people.  About 730,000 people have lost their jobs so far – do pray for them and pray for a good way through this for people as well as businesses.  Continue to pray for kindness and generosity at this time – a little kindness goes a long way!  Have a think about who you can bless this week!

 

  • Pray for those who are concerned over lack of finance – there are so many who are worried and filled with fear. They see no way through this crisis and we know when this happens their mental health can be affected and hope can disappear.  Pray for those who find themselves in this position – pray that they will find a welcome in the churches that are open for prayer.  Pray that the Lord will place a Christian friend in their path.  Ultimately pray that they will discover Jehovah Jireh – our provider.

 

  • Let’s speak in a positive way to others – the media releases so much anxiety, negativity and tension, so let’s counteract that by speaking positively to each other. Let’s do what the Bible says in Philippians 4:8 and look for things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy and spread that fragrance around.  Let’s pray for ourselves and ask God to help us to be his fragrance of joy in a world of fear; to be the fragrance of life and not of death.  We have a wonderful opportunity to make a huge difference – so let’s take it and be the fragrance of life to others. 

 

  • Continue to pray for the greatest move of revival that the world has ever seen. We sure do need God in this time.  Let’s take every opportunity to tell others of the hope we have.  The world is looking for hope, and we have the greatest and surest hope – let’s ask God to give us opportunities to share that hope with others.  Pray for revival and ask God to start it with you.  That’s my prayer today and every day.

 

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.  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 I look out of my window this morning, I see a calm and peaceful sea.  Let’s pray for ourselves and for many across our world, that each of us would experience the peace and the calm that comes from our amazing Heavenly Papa.  This peace that passes all understanding only comes through trusting in God.  Philippians 4:4-7 says this:  Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition with thankfulness, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.  Let’s trust in our incredible God.  Let’s allow his peace to come on us as we give him our troubles, our fears and our worries.  Let’s turn those fears, anxieties and worries into rejoicing.  Let’s remember to capture every worrying or fearful thought and make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).  Let’s eat the living word until the truth it contains becomes our reality.  We have the victory in Christ Jesus.  Let’s believe this as we pray this week.  With love to you all – NANCY GOUDIE

 

Prayer points for Friday 7th 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 can hardly believe it’s August already.  Are you like me – feeling that time is swiftly rushing by even more than normal through this Covid-19 crisis?  Time seems in short supply, so let’s make every minute count.  You know many, including myself, believe we are on the brink of the biggest revival the world has ever seen and if this is true then we are in a preparation period right now – a time when we can get prepared for all God is going to do.  When I hear of God moving in our world, my heart cries out, “Lord I want to be involved – I want to be ready – I want to see you move and see so many lives transformed by the love and power of God.”  We read many books that tell us of revivals many years ago and our hearts yearn for God to do it again.  Here in ngm we lived in revival for three years during 2003-2006, where those things we read about in revival books happened in front of our eyes.  Oh, I want to see it happen again!  Let’s get ready – let’s draw close to God – let’s welcome his presence.  Let’s tell him we want to be involved.  Let’s not waste this time.  If you don’t know God, then draw close to God and he will draw close to you (James 4:8 and Jeremiah 29:12-14).  If you do know the Lord, then turn your heart towards him each day, read his written word, seek him by being honest with him – tell him your worries, fears and concerns and leave them at his feet, soak yourself in his presence.  Get in his waterfall of love and get soaked by his Holy Spirit.  Don’t waste this precious time; it’s a time of preparation as we look forward to the greatest move in history.  Let’s keep our focus despite all the fear around us.  Remember we live in the world, but we are not of this world.  Don’t carry fear in your heart.  Do not listen to all the fear mongering in the news…instead remember that our God is faithful and he will bring us through this pandemic, but will we be ready for what God wants to do?  Let’s make sure we are – join me as I seek God like never before. 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 7th August:-   

  1. Praise God the number of people dying has come right down – pray that we will get to the place where there are no deaths from this dreadful disease in the UK and in our world.   Pray for those who have lost friends and family through this crisis.  Pray they will feel the comfort of our great God.  Continue to pray too for the rate of infection to come down.  Pray that we never have to go back into lockdown and that this virus is defeated.

 

  1. Continue to pray for our government and for all world leaders – that they will have wisdom from God.  Pray for leaders who have integrity and honesty at their core.  Pray for all MP’s to work together for the good of the country and pray that each of them will find God during this unusual time.

 

  1. We continue to praise God for our NHS and for all caring professions all over the world.  Pray for surgeons, doctors, nurses, care workers, dentists, assistants, cleaners, receptionists and everyone putting themselves at risk so that we can get the help and treatment we need.  Pray for each person entering the hospitals in our world whether as a patient or as a worker.  Pray for protection for each one.  Pray for their mental health as well as their physical health.  So many of them have heavy hearts because of what they have seen happen to their patients.

 

  1. Pray against fear – there is so much fear in our world at this time.  Pray that those filled with fear will find release of this through the love of God.  1 John 4:18 says there is no fear in love and that perfect love drives out fear.  Let’s pray for many to discover that love for themselves.  Pray that the media will have God fearing men and women at their helm.  Pray for good and honest reporting.  Pray that they will report the good things that happen each day in this crisis.  If you find you are being affected by the news in a bad way, then restrict what you watch and don’t bring it into your home. 

 

  1. Pray for the economy in the UK but also across the whole world.  Pray for supernatural provision for individuals and for businesses.  Pray against anxiety because of difficult decisions that many people are having to make.  Pray that jobs and businesses will be saved.  Pray for kindness and generosity at this time particularly towards others who have lost their jobs/business. 

 

  1. Pray for those with mental health problems, those who have struggled hugely through this crisis.  Pray for abusive situations and for those in despair.  Pray that through their pain, they will find our Lord.  Pray that they will discover heavenly and human kindness that will heal their hurts and transform their lives.  Pray for hope for everyone because if we lose hope – we cease to live.  Guard your hope at all costs by reading the word of God and feeding our minds on the truth displayed in the Bible. 

 

  1. Continue to pray for revival.  Ask the Lord to continue to prepare us during this time.  So many great men and women of God are saying that we are going to see the greatest revival of all time soon, let’s pray and get ready for all God is going to do.  Feed your mind, heart and spirit with the word of God.  Welcome the presence of God into your home and into your life.  Pray for many to turn to God in this hour.  Let’s display kindness and generosity – these things will open people’s hearts so much more than criticism and judgement.  Let’s show the heart and love of our Father in Heaven.

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.  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

Doctors tell us that fear and anxiety kill more people than disease itself.  Something like 80% of all illness is caused by fear and anxiety.  So, let’s not carry fear with us every day especially important through this COVID-19 situation.  Trust in the Lord – oh how we need to learn to trust our God!  Let’s not trust the news and the media more than we trust our Lord.  Read his written word – believe what it says.  An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up (Proverbs 12:25).  I sought the Lord and he heard me and delivered me from all my fears (Psalm 34:4).  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God (Philippians 4:6).  Jesus himself tells us in Matthew 6:25 not to worry about our lives, about what we will eat or drink or what we will wear, but instead he tells us (verse 33) to seek God’s Kingdom first and all those things will be given to us – again it comes down to trustLet’s tell him that we trust him for our health, for our finances, for our families and friends.  Trust in our God because as you do that’s when peace like a river flows through our bodies and minds – the kind of peace that passes all understanding.  I know this kind of peace because I dared to trust in God when I was at my lowest point in life and he came through for me.  The peace he gave me is still with me four years later.  If he has done this for me – he will do it for you.  Trust him – speak your trust out loud to God and see what he will do.  With love to you all – Nancy x 

Prayer Points for Friday 31st July

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

I am aware that many, are getting weary – weary from this virus, weary from things being far from normal, weary from the fight and the struggle, weary from the injustice they see and weary from what seems to be a world with never ending problems.  First and foremost, God knows and he understands.  He will bring us through this unusual time and you need to remember that through every struggle he is there with us.  Someone asked me this week, “Nancy in the midst of all the heartache that I am seeing, where is God?”  It’s a good question, but it is easily answered.  God is not absent when we are going through troubles, instead he surrounds us, he goes before us, he is behind us, he beside us, he is all around us and he lives inside us.  He couldn’t be more involved in all our troubles.  Sometimes we feel his presence and at other times we don’t, but whether we do or we don’t sense him, we can be assured of this truth that he is there – always!  He promises never to leave us nor to forsake us and through all my many years of knowing Jesus, I know this promise has never been broken.  So, if today you are feeling weary, if today you are in pain or feeling troubled, or if in fact like my friend you have asked the question, “Where are you God?”, then be sure of this, he is closer than a brother, he is inside you helping you in every way.  He calls to you saying, “Come to me you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).  Woohoo!  Our rest and peace lie in running to him and trusting in him.  Jesus died so that we could be free.  Hand over your troubles to him.  Be honest with him and tell him your woes.  He knows, he understands and he is working right now on your behalf to help you in your problems. Remember Romans 8:28 – All things work together for good to those who love God.

 Let’s be assured of this – that our God is true and our God is faithful.  This virus and our troubles won’t last forever so even in the midst of fear, pain and worry, rejoice and be glad for you have a God who cares enough to carry you and to give you rest when you are weary. 

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 31st July:-      

 

  • Let’s start with praying for our government. They receive so much criticism – and no matter who was in power it would be the same.  Whatever they do – it always seems to be wrong or not enough.  This week they made a quick decision regarding the virus to safe guard our country, and they were criticised for it.  When they took time to consider what to do in times gone by, they were criticised for being too slow.  It seems like whatever they do – the media criticise them.  Let’s not do that – whatever our political leanings, instead, let’s pray for them.  Pray for Boris Johnson, pray for all MP’s whether in the government or the opposition.  Pray for their aids and advisors.  Pray for those who are Christians that they would make a positive influence wherever God has placed them.  Pray for wisdom for our leaders and pray that they individually find God for themselves. 

 

  • Continue to thank God that the number of deaths are continuing to fall in the UK. However, do pray for the number of new cases – as this number continues to rise.  The virus has not gone, and more people are being registered as having the virus.  Pray for the overall rate of infection to go down – particularly in places like Oldham, Blackburn and other places in the north where new restrictions are being put in place to avoid the full lockdown measures that Leicester has had.  Pray for the eradication of this virus.  Pray too for those working on a vaccine, pray for supernatural wisdom and that a good and safe vaccine will be found and be able to be mass produced. 

 

  • Continue to pray for good reporting from the media both in the newspapers but also on the news. Smith Wigglesworth never read anything but the Bible because he didn’t want his mind to be infiltrated by anything other than the Lord.  I do understand why he did this.  Throughout each day so many other voices penetrate our minds from our televisions, computers and our reading materials and those voices are not always good.  Let’s pray for God fearing men and women to be in places of influence in the media to bring integrity and honour into our society.  As I have said before many get disturbed by bad reporting so this is important that the media get it right.

 

  • We continue to praise God for our NHS and for all caring professions all over the world. Pray for surgeons, doctors, nurses, care workers, dentists, assistants, cleaners, receptionists and everyone putting themselves at risk so that we can get the help and treatment we need.  Pray for each person entering the hospitals in our world whether as a patient or as a worker.  Pray for protection for each one.  Pray also against fear – so many people have fear in their hearts and this causes more physical problems that can lead to fatal illnesses.

 

  • Pray for the economy in the UK but also across the whole world. Pray for many businesses who are finding it so difficult to keep their heads above the water.  Pray for supernatural provision for individuals and for businesses.  Do continue to pray for those who have lost their jobs, pray for provision for every one of them.  Pray that their situation would turn their hearts towards God. 

 

  • Pray for those who have been in abusive situations during lockdown. Many of them are speaking out about their traumas.  Pray for healing for each of them.  Pray that they will get the help they need.  Pray that in their traumas that they find the healing power of God. Continue to pray for those with mental health concerns.  As I said last week even those who don’t normally struggle with mental health problems are discovering this time very challenging.  Pray for peace – not just any peace but for Jesus’ peace (John 14:27) – the kind that passes all understanding!  Pray too for joy and again pray for Jesus’ joy (John 15:11) – the kind of joy that took Jesus through a barbaric death on a cross.  Pray that each person would discover hope in our Lord and find their heart being encouraged and their mental health problems healed. 

 

  • So many in the UK and in our world need to find our Lord. Pray for a great awakening to spread throughout our land and indeed our world.  Pray for many to find God in the midst of suffering and pain.  Pray for revival and for God to send his angels to help us all at this time.  May every church think of how they can reach out to those who are struggling in our nation – we have such an opportunity right now to show kindness and to see many won for Jesus.  Let’s pray like never before.  More is happening that we can yet see.  Know this: our Lord loves our world much more than we do – so pray knowing that he hears every word and he is moving in these days.

 

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.  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 whatever situation you find yourself today – he knows, he loves and he cares.  He will never leave you on your own, he is with you always.  Every morning whilst exercising, I play The Blessing which reminds me that his favour is on me.  His favour is on you too – if you have forgotten that fact, then listen again to The Blessing and receive the truth that he is for you and with you and his favour rests on us.  Woohoo – what a blessing!  Enjoy praying knowing that every prayer is making a huge difference whether we see it or not.  With love to you all – NANCY GOUDIE

 

 

 

 

Prayer Points for Friday 24th July 2020

Setting the scene

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

 

I want to remind you today that if you have become a follower of Jesus then you are a new creation and Christ lives in you.  We so often forget that.  We forget that we can never be alone for Christ lives inside each of us.  Galatians 2: 20 says that I no longer live, but that Christ lives in me.  Woohoo!  What a truth.  Remember when you feel you need life you have the author of life living inside of you.  Remember when you feel you need peace you have the Prince of Peace living inside of you!  Don’t forget when you feel you need strength you have the Mighty God living inside of you.  Don’t forget when you need counselling that you have the Wonderful Counselor living within you.  Wow!  We so need to be reminded of this truth.  If we get a hold of this truth then life will become so different. 

 

Those who know me will know that a number of years ago I felt I had failed at teaching my son how to do his homework, because before he went to school one morning, I shouted in frustration at him.  I was appalled at myself.  I immediately said sorry to my son and before I dropped him at his school, I prayed with him.  He seemed fine, but I was miserable.  I couldn’t believe what I had done.  As I drove home, I spoke out loud to the Lord and told him what an awful mother I was.  In the middle of my rant to the Lord he interrupted me and told me I was Superwoman!  If I hadn’t been so miserable, I would have laughed out loud.  Instead I told the Lord in no uncertain terms that I definitely wasn’t Superwoman.  He insisted I was and told me the reason why.  He told me I was Superwoman because I had the Holy Spirit living inside of me.  He told me to shout in the car that I was Superwoman.  At first I told him I couldn’t do that, but he kept insisting that I did.  When I did, I only barely spoke it, but the Lord kept insisting that I should shout it out loud.  As I had always said I would do what the Lord tells me to do, I eventually shouted it out loud at the top of my voice and then burst out laughing.  Suddenly all my feelings of failure disappeared as joy exploded within me.  The truth is we are all incredible human beings because we have the Holy Spirit living inside of us.  If you have given your life to the Lord then the living God lives inside of you.  So today before you begin to pray, dwell on this truth and remember who you are!  If you don’t know the Lord, then today is a good day to invite him to come into your life.  All you need to do is to pray and give him control of your life.  If you need help to do this, then message me or email me and I would love to help you discover the only true God who gives you life to the full.   

 

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 24th July:-     

 

  • Let’s start with praying for our government. They have had to make some really tough and difficult decisions.  Whatever your political status, God calls us to pray for our leaders, so let’s pray for wisdom for them.  They have released a vast amount of money into different areas of our society – both into people and into the economy.  They have released even more money into the NHS in preparation for any future spike with the virus.  They have done more than any other government across the world has done and yet they still get criticism that they haven’t done enough.  Let’s pray that they don’t get weary, but that they will keep their eye on the goal and see our nation prosper and succeed.  Pray they will find strength in God and that they will know the Lord intimately for themselves.  Pray for the Prime Minister and all MP’s whether in government or in the opposition.  Pray for aids and advisors that each one would discover wisdom from Heaven.  Let’s thank God for the government we have in this country!  Let’s pray for them with Heaven’s wisdom as God has told us to do.  

 

  • Thank God that the number of deaths continue to fall. This week has seen the lowest amount of deaths since this virus started.  Praise God that we seem to be making progress in controlling this virus.  Pray that the infection rate falls too.  We want to get to the place where there are no deaths in the whole of the UK from this virus and that no one is getting infected either.  Pray that as we get more confident to go out as a nation, that we will continue to have wisdom and keep to the guidelines so we don’t spread the virus.

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for good reporting from the media. I was shocked again at how the media try and manipulate the public to get a good story at the same time sacrificing truth.  Princess Beatrice’s wedding was a good example.  Some aspects of the media put out a headline that suggested that Prince Andrew was nowhere to be seen at his daughter’s wedding – which gave the impression that he was not there at all.  He was there and in fact walked his daughter down the aisle.  So let’s pray against media manipulation and pray for integrity and truth to be shown in the media.  Many get disturbed by bad reporting so this is important that the media get it right.

 

  • We continue to praise God for our NHS and for all caring professions all over the world. Pray for surgeons, doctors, nurses, care workers, dentists, assistants, cleaners, receptionists and everyone putting themselves at risk so that we can get the help and treatment we need.  Praise God for the above inflation pay rises that many of these workers are to receive.  Pray for all those working to help on the frontline against this virus.  Praise God that treatments and scans for other illnesses are beginning to be done – do pray that every person will get the treatment they need quickly.  Most of all pray for healing and wholeness for every person and pray that many will find their hope and faith renewed in the Lord at this time.

 

  • Continue to pray for the economy in the UK and also across the world. Pray for businesses to open safely and for many who are teetering on the brink of closure to be saved.  Pray for people to turn to God and ask for his help with their business.  Thank God for the government and all they have done to help our economy at this time.  Pray that businesses all over the world will find that through generosity and kindness that their business will grow supernaturally.  Do pray for those who have lost their jobs, pray for provision for every one of them.  May their lack of a job and finance mean that they will turn to God in prayer.  Pray for supernatural provision.  Also pray for those who work in supermarkets and shops as they are at high risk for the virus – pray for their safety and that their employers will put their safety and the safety of their customers high on their agenda.   

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for those with mental health concerns. Many are finding life tough, even those who don’t normally struggle with mental health problems are discovering this time difficult.  Pray for peace – not just any peace but for Jesus’ peace (John 14:27) – the kind that passes all understanding!  Pray too for joy and again pray for Jesus’ joy (John 15:11) – the kind of joy that took Jesus through a barbaric death on a cross.  Pray that each person would discover hope in our Lord and find their heart being encouraged and their mental health problems healed.

 

  • Above all let’s pray for revival. Pray for revival for our nation and for the world.  Pray for a supernatural move of God throughout our nation and throughout our world.  Pray that there will be a great awakening in the nation and that we, as the church, would stop bickering with one another and instead start to be kind and to pray for each other.  May every church think of how they can reach out to those who are struggling in our nation – we have such an opportunity right now to show kindness and to see many won for Jesus.  Let’s pray like never before.  The Bible tells us to pray continually (1st Thessalonians 5:17) – so cultivate an intimate relationship with the Lord so you find yourself praying and chatting with him at all times throughout the day.  Don’t limit your prayers to one particular time of day.  Pray, listen to what he is saying and follow his instructions.  Let a cry come from the depths of your being; may a longing for revival be stirred up within you.  Join me as I cry out to the Lord many times a day saying, “Lord, bring revival and start with me!”    

 

 

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.  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 

 

Whatever you are going through, remember God lives inside of you.  He is not far away, instead he is inside you – he could not be closer!  Proverbs 18:24 tells us that he sticks closer than a brother and indeed he does.  Four years ago on 25th July I lost my best friend, my husband of 43 years, when he died at the age of 65.  As you can imagine it was the worst time of my life.  Yet God was incredible to me.  At one point I felt the Lord walk into my bedroom and engulf me in a hug.  Actually, it was more than a hug I felt him become one with me.  I can’t fully explain it.  He gave me a gift of peace and what I described as a bubble of joy – all in the midst of mourning.  I was heartbroken but I discovered that it is true what Psalm 34:18 says that God is close to the broken-hearted.  He was and is inside of me and because of that I have a peace that passes all understanding and a joy like never before.  Today whatever you are going through – know this:  God loves you.  He is with you.  He never leaves you.  He lives inside of you.  That is the truth and knowing that truth will set you free.  Discover today as you accept this truth that God is closer than any other human being can be with you.  Woohoo!  What a Saviour!  Then let the world around you know how they too can be free when they have Jesus living inside of them.  With love to you all – NANCY GOUDIE