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Prayer Points for Friday 1st May 2020

Setting the scene

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

 

I heard something this last week that made me want to cry with sadness, shout with disappointment and pray with humility asking God to forgive our land.  A number of weeks ago I sent a letter to our Queen and to our Prime Minister, but as yet have had no reply.  However, a lady I know sent a letter to the Queen a week or so before me.  Both of us were asking the Queen to initiate a National Day of Prayer.  We talked in our letters how we need to cry to God for his mercy and grace.  I spoke in my letter about the Queen’s father, King Gorge VI who called our nation to pray during World War 2 and when he did, miracles happened.  The lady who wrote before me received a reply from the Queen saying that it was not her place to call for a National Day of Prayer, but rather it was the Government’s call.  This last week, I received a message from someone else who had written to the Government asking for a National Day of Prayer and she was told it was not the Government’s place to initiate a National Day of Prayer rather it is the church.  Great sadness came over me when I read those words.  One person passing the responsibility to another.  There seems to be no respect or urgency for prayer and that rather than initiate a day of prayer, our God is ignored.  It drove me to pray and seek God’s forgiveness on behalf of our nation.  For too long we have ignored our God.  We have turned our backs on the one who can save us.  This week, let’s pray asking God to forgive our land and in his grace to show us mercy.  I also heard this week of the Governor of Texas, USA, encouraging the people of Texas to lean on the Lord Jesus Christ and trust him through this crisis.  Many throughout the world are crying out on God, yet the UK, a supposed Christian nation, resists the cry for prayer.  We, as people, need to cry out to God more now than ever before.  Join with me in asking God for forgive our land and heal our world.

Ps.  Today as I am beginning to write these points for prayer, I heard a call to have a minute’s silence at 11am today for the key workers who had died during this time.  I was thankful for the minutes silence, but sad that this is possibly the closest we will come to having a call to prayer.

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 1st MAY –       

 

  • It was good to see Boris Johnson back in office this week. Let’s cry out to God for him and his ministers.  They have an unenviable job of steering us through this crisis.  Let’s pray for wisdom and discernment for them all.  Pray also for Boris and Carrie and protection on them and their new born baby.  The Bible calls us to pray for our leaders and those in authority over us, so let’s continue to pray for our Government.  Let’s pray that they will recognise their need for God and turn to him in prayer and seek his wisdom.  Remember it says in the Bible that those who lack wisdom should ask God for it, so let’s pray our Government does that. Pray as they consider what to do about restarting the economy and lifting some of the restrictions.  They need immense wisdom and we know where that comes from.  Pray that people in the opposition parties will not start to point out the mistakes instead may they work together to see our land healed.  Our leaders are facing things that we as humanity have never faced before.
  • Pray for a Vaccine – this is most important as they say that we cannot get back to normal, until a vaccine has been found and tested. Pray for a safe, strong vaccine.  Pray for God’s answer to emerge.  Pray also for all those who work in health care all over the world.  Pray too for the NHS in this country and also for the Care workers in Care homes.  Pray that God will protect them.  Pray that they will receive the PPE that they need.  Let’s support them with our prayers at this time.  Pray a huge protection on those in care homes.  So many of them have died – they reckon around 5000 elderly people in care have died in the last couple of weeks.  Let’s pray that the elderly people in cares homes are protected and that those caring for them are protected too.  Also pray for the families of those who have died that they are comforted at this time.
  • Pray against this virus – that it will die quickly and not come back again. There have been about 28,000 deaths in the hospitals and care homes from Coronavirus in the UK. The good news is that the death totals in the hospitals are going down.  This is good news.  Let’s keep praying that the deaths continue to go down.  However, the deaths in care homes continue to go up – please pray urgently about this.  Some more good news is that the people being infected by the virus is also going down in the UK.  Let’s praise God for this and continue to pray for these numbers to continue to go down.  Let’s continue to pray that those who have the virus will, in their weakness, turn to God and cry out for help.  Your prayers are making a difference!
  • Pray for people’s mental and emotional health. People are beginning to struggle with staying at home.  There are a small number of people not adhering to the Governments guidelines.  We are hearing of people driving their cars at over 100 miles an hour on the motorway.  On the road beside my house – it’s a 40 mile an hour speed limit, I have seen many cars speeding at 70 mph or above on that road recently.  Please pray for people to adhere to what the Government are saying.  It’s so important that we keep order in our nation.  Pray that during this time of isolation that people will know a sense of peace in the midst of this panic.  Pray for people’s mental and emotional health.
  • Do continue to pray for the most vulnerable of our society. Pray for those who find being in their own homes the most dangerous place to be.  This week we heard on the news that many more people are calling the helplines than ever before.  Many deaths have happened because of abuse since this crisis started.  Let’s pray for the vulnerable men, women and children during this time.  Pray their lives will be protected from the abusers within their homes.  Pray for those who are vulnerable health wise too who have been told to self-isolate for 12 weeks.  Pray that they will find comfort in the kindness from neighbours, family, friends and of course through God at this time.  Pray for God’s protection to be around all those who are vulnerable at this time.
  • Do remember to pray for supernatural occurrences with people’s finances. Pray for God’s answer for the economy.  I have known God’s provision for me, my family and ngm for many years as we have lived by faith for finance, let’s pray for many to have the courage to ask God for provision to help them at this time.  Many are distraught about the future – but we know that our good God has the future in his hands.  So, let’s pray for encouragement and faith at this time and also for a release of supernatural acts of kindness to happen.
  • More than ever cry out to God for many to come to know him in the UK. We live in a very secular society, but pray than during this crisis, people will turn to God for help and strength and of course for answers.  There’s an old song that says, Jesus is the Answer for the world today, Above Him there’s no other, Jesus is the way.  We know this to be true so let’s pray others will find that to be true too.  Pray that many will find that Jesus is the only answer for the world today.  Pray for supernatural encounters with the living God.  Pray for a global awareness of God’s love and for revival to come. Let’s pray and beseech God like never before.  Remember – Jesus is the answer!

 

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.

 

During the last ten days, I am finding myself crying more than ever for many who are hurting.  Sometimes my tears surprise me, but when I cry, I turn them into prayers.  Prayers that God will heal our nation and heal our world.  Join me in turning our tears and our sadness into prayers that we will see miracles happen in Jesus’ name.  Allow the Holy Spirit to cry through you.  Our prayers may be weak, but his prayers are strong.  We may not know what to say, but he speaks powerfully with sounds and groans that words cannot express (Romans 8:26).  Let him intercede through you today (Romans 8:27).  This virus cannot stay; it has to go in Jesus’ name.  Let’s pray from a place of Victory for we know that ALL things work together for good for those who love God (Romans 8:28).  Remember nothing, including this awful virus, can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:36-39)

If ever the enemy tells you that your prayers are not effective, just remember that he shakes with fear when he sees even the weakest person on his knees.  God is with you and God is with me – so let’s pray believing, let’s pray trusting and let’s see the victory in Jesus’ name – remember you are awesome!    NANCY GOUDIE

 

 

Prayer Points for Friday 24th April 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

 

It’s Friday and it’s time to pray!  I saw two videos recently (both are on my Facebook wall) of people in Brazil praying for God to move in their nation and it struck a longing in my heart to see this kind of prayer in the UK.  Let’s pray for a deeper hunger in ourselves and in others in our nation that makes us cry out to our Father in Heaven.  Let’s bow the knee and beseech God to come and heal our nation and pour out His Spirit on our world.

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 24TH APRIL –

 

The longer the lockdown goes on, the more despair seems to fill many hearts throughout the UK and beyond.  The Government cannot answer some of the questions we have – eg How long will this lockdown be in force?  When will we get a vaccine?  When is it safe to leave my home?  When will all this be over?  We need answers, but no man knows the answers, only God does.  So, let’s pray to the one who is all knowing and all seeing!  Let’s depend on his words and his advice.  Let’s draw close until we hear his gentle whispers.

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for our Government. Let’s pray for those in authority that they will recognise that they don’t have the answers, but God does.  Pray for them to turn to God in prayer and seek his wisdom.  It says in the Bible that those who lack wisdom should ask God for it, so let’s pray our Government does that.  Continue to pray for our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.  We haven’t heard much about him recently, only that he is continuing to recover.  Pray that he takes the time he needs to get back to full health and strength, but that in this time, he would understand that God has saved his life and that would change his perspective on many things.  You could see in his talk to the nation after he was released from ICU that he was so grateful to the NHS who he said had literally saved his life.  He told us that his life was in the balance at one point.  Let’s pray that this reality would be foremost in his mind and that fact would drive him to his knees.
  • Continue to pray for the NHS – We are hearing of more and more workers who have died from being on the front line so let’s continue to pray for doctors, nurses, care workers, surgeons or medical scientists and administrators etc. Pray that God will protect them.  Pray that they receive the PPE that they need.  Let’s support them with our prayers at this time.  Pray that each person who works in the NHS will recognise that our God is real and alive and pray that they turn to God in this dark hour.  It’s been wonderful to see doctors and nurses praying before they start their work – let’s pray for more of this.  Also pray for those who work in care homes – they are all putting themselves at risk caring for the elderly. The statistics tell us that many of the elderly in care homes are dying.  Please pray a protection on the carers and on those they care for.  Do remember to include other workers, like those who work in schools teaching NHS staff’s children, those who work in supermarkets, those who empty our bins, deliver our packages and mail and those who drive our buses – pray for all who are putting themselves at risk so that we can all survive at this time.
  • Pray for those who are struck down by this virus – we now have around 18,000 deaths. So many are dying.  Let your tears become your prayers as you cry and pray with the Holy Spirit for our nation at this time.  So many people have died alone and this is not right.  It’s no one’s fault, other than this demonic virus.  But we can pray.  It was good to hear about the changes that will happen to ensure that people can see their loved ones before they die.  Let’s continue to pray that those who have the virus will in their weakness turn to God and cry out for help.  Your prayers will make a difference!
  • Pray for people’s mental and emotional health. Being told only to come out of your home for food or for a daily walk can be so restrictive to some in our society.  I live in a home that has a small garden and I am so grateful.  Many, including my family, live in a one bedroomed apartment with no garden.  That can be so difficult.  Do pray for people’s mental and emotional health, that they would find ways of keeping strong emotionally.  Pray that they would continue to exercise as much as they can, that they would keep their routines going, that they would know deep inside that this will not last forever, but ultimately pray that they would find God for themselves.  One thing we can be very grateful for is our weather.  Everything seems better when the sun is shining, and the sun has been shining quite a lot where I live – this is unusual for April in our country.  We usually have lots of rain, so today thank God for the sunshine.
  • Do continue to pray for the most vulnerable of our society. Pray for those who find being in their own homes the most dangerous place to be.  Pray that somehow in the midst of fear they will experience the love of God and that the peace that passes all understanding will fill their hearts and minds.  Pray their lives will be protected from the abusers within their homes.  Pray for those who are vulnerable health wise too who have been told to self-isolate for 12 weeks.  Pray that they will find comfort in the kindness from neighbours, family, friends and of course through God at this time.  Pray for God’s protection to be around all those who are vulnerable at this time.
  • Do remember to pray for those who are worried about their business or about their finances. Despite all the good things that our Government have done to help, there are so many who are distraught about the future.  Those of us who know God as our provider, know that despite what is happening in the natural, we have a supernatural God who can provide something out of nothing.  Do pray for those who are filled with doom and gloom about their futures to recognise that God can provide if we ask him to do so.  Let’s pray for encouragement for them in this time of fear and for supernatural acts of kindness to happen.
  • Pray that many will find God in this unusual time. Pray for supernatural encounters with the living God.  Pray that the fear and panic people are experiencing will draw them closer to God.  Pray that Christians everywhere would have the courage and faith to speak out about the sure and certain hope we have in God.  Pray for a global awareness of God’s love and for revival to come. Let’s pray and beseech God like those Brazilian people did in the video I shared on my Facebook wall – as we continue to pray, God will answer.

 

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.

 

Let’s pray that this virus will be struck down by the power of God and that we will learn the lessons we need to learn through this awful time.  Let’s pray for victory, for healing, for salvations, for faith to be kindled in people’s hearts and for hope (a sure and certain hope) in God to be restored.  We have a great and awesome God who is able to do beyond all that we ask or even imagine!  So, let’s keep our eyes on him and on what he can do.

Remember, God hears every prayer – however weak or strong that prayer may be – he hears and he will answer.  Let’s trust in him at this time for yourself, your family, your neighbourhood, your town, your city and your nation.  Pray with faith.  Pray believing.  God is good so let’s encourage each other and pray!

 

Never forget: you are amazing, you are incredible and you make a difference!  Keep praying and keep praising!   –  NANCY GOUDIE

 

Prayer points for Friday 17th April 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

 

Welcome to another National Day of Prayer.  As time goes on so many more prayer initiatives are starting and this is so encouraging.  We need as much prayer as possible during this Coronavirus time….we are not in competition to one another rather we are complimenting each other as we encourage prayer from all over the UK and beyond. If ever we need to pray it is now…..so let’s encourage each other and pray! 

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 17TH APRIL –

The Government has told us that we are continuing the lockdown/self-isolation until at least May 7th.  For many we were expecting this, but for some this is really difficult.  Some people find it difficult being in their homes alone or with others all the time.  Sometimes the small space they are living in is hugely affecting their mental and emotional health.  Another three weeks can seem so long, especially if you don’t have a garden or many rooms in your home.  Let’s pray for the most vulnerable in our society, and remember those who are vulnerable don’t always look or act that way – they can be hiding a huge amount of negative or difficult emotions.  Pray for people’s mental and emotional health in particular but also pray for those who are at home with their abusers.  Pray for protection, pray for joy amidst pain and peace among sorrow.  Pray that God becomes so real to them all.

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Praise God Boris Johnson was released from hospital on Easter Sunday – what a wonderful answer to prayer.  You can see in his talk to the nation after he was out how grateful he was to the NHS who he said had literally saved his life.  He told us that his life was in the balance at one point.  I believe our prayers at that time changed the outcome for him.  So, let’s take time to thank God for answering our prayers and pray that his recovery is good and solid.  Continue to pray for his physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.  Pray that he will realise that as well as the nurses and doctors playing a wonderful role in his healing, that ultimately his life was spared because others were praying for him.  Praise God that after he went into hospital, that many newspapers and people were encouraging prayer for the Prime Minister.  Prayer is at last being mentioned.  What a difference from the weeks before when God and prayer were ignored.  Let’s continue to pray that many in our nation will turn to God in prayer at this time.  Also continue to pray for wisdom for our Government and all leaders around the globe.
  • Continue to pray for the NHS – pray for each worker who is on the front line whether it’s doctors, nurses, care workers, surgeons or medical scientists and administrators etc. It’s been wonderful to hear stories from those who are Christians working in the NHS how God has been moving inside the hospitals.  Let’s continue to pray for these wonderful people who are on the front line right now against this virus.  Let’s support them with our prayers at this time.  Pray that each person who works in the NHS will recognise that our God is real and alive and pray that they turn to God in this dark hour.  Also pray for those who work in care homes – so many are at risk caring for the elderly.  Pray also for other workers, like those who drive our buses (I heard of at least 7 who had died from this coronavirus in London), those who work in supermarkets, those who empty our bins etc.  There are so many who are putting themselves at risk so that we can all survive during this time.
  • Pray for those who are struck down by this virus – we now have around 13,000 deaths. A few weeks ago, someone in the Government said that if we got away with 20,000 deaths, we would be fortunate.  At that time this number seemed so far off and so ridiculous, but now we can see how easy it will be to reach that total.  It’s just so awful to see the number of deaths that are happening every day.  It’s also awful to know that these people are dying alone.  It was good to hear on Wednesday night about the changes that will happen to ensure that people can see their loved ones before they die.  Let’s continue to pray that those who have the virus will in their weakness turn to God and cry out for help.  I have been hearing of a number of people who are being healed supernaturally when people have prayed for them at this time as well as others who are being healed through hospital care.  Your prayers are making a difference!
  • Pray that people will adhere to the Government guidelines and stay at home so that people are still able to go out for a walk or a run. There are many in our society who need, because of their mental health, to take a walk or run each day yet this is being threatened by others disregarding the rules.  A friend of mine who works in the police told me that the police are receiving more phone calls about house parties now than they do on New Year’s Eve!!!  People are still disregarding the rules and having parties in their garden or in their home.  Please pray that people will understand how important it is to abide by the Government rules at this time.  Please pray too for people’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.
  • Do remember to pray for the most vulnerable of our society. Pray for those who find being in their own homes the most dangerous place to be.  Pray that somehow in the midst of fear they will experience the love of God and that the peace that passes all understanding will fill their hearts and minds.  Pray their lives will be protected from the abusers within their homes.  Pray for those who are vulnerable health wise too, that they will know they are not alone so they will not lose hope, but will find comfort and experience kindness from neighbours, family, friends and of course through God at this time.  Pray for God’s protection to be around all vulnerable people at this time.
  • Do remember to pray for those who are worried about their business or about their finances. Despite all the good things that our Government have done to help, there are so many who are distraught about the future.  Newspapers are filled with doom and gloom regarding the economy, and I am sure this is not helping some to find peace in their own individual circumstances.  Pray that in the midst of their fear, God would meet them and provide for them.
  • Pray that many will find God in this unusual time. Pray for supernatural encounters with the living God.  Pray that the fear and panic people are experiencing will draw them closer to God.  Pray that Christians everywhere would have the courage and faith to speak out about the sure and certain hope we have in God.  Pray for a global awareness of God’s love and for revival to come.

 

On Wednesday night they said that they are hoping that the peak of the virus had happened in the UK, let’s pray that this is so and that the death rate will go down and the virus will end.   Let’s pray for victory, for healing, for salvations, for faith to be kindled in people’s hearts and for hope (a sure and certain hope) in God to be restored.  We have a great and awesome God who is able to do beyond all that we ask or even imagine!  Woohoo!

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

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

 

God will hear every prayer – however weak or strong that prayer may be – he hears every prayer and will answer.  Let’s trust in him at this time for yourself, your family, your neighbourhood, your town, your city and your nation.  Pray with faith.  Pray believing.  God is good so let’s encourage each other and pray!

 

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

 

 

Prayer points for Friday 10th of April 2020

Friday 10th April – Easter Friday

 

Setting the scene

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

 

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

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 10TH APRIL –

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Prayer points for Friday 3rd April 2020

Setting the scene

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

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 3rd April –

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

 

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

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

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

 

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

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

 

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

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It seems that now more than ever we should be taking extra care of our mental health and spiritual wellbeing. I wanted to take the time to remind you of some of my books and meditations that could be a great support to you right now, help you to let go of stress and panic and draw closer to God. We want these items to be used as a resource in strengthening your faith and spiritual wisdom. The books and meditations I particularly want to draw to your attention to at this time are:

 

Spiritual Health Encountershttps://www.ngm.org.uk/product/nancy-goudies-spiritual-health-encounters/
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This book tells a story of courage in the midst of pain, peace in the midst of sorrow and trust in the midst of confusion. It’s a story of love and devotion in the midst of one of the biggest challenges Ray and Nancy have ever known.

Gift of Laughterhttps://www.ngm.org.uk/product/the-gift-of-laughter/
This is an incredible book which you can open at any page and you will find something either to make you laugh and giggle or something to encourage you to laugh out loud. Laughter is an amazing gift and experts tell us that laughter has huge health benefits for each of us.

Meditations for the Belovedhttps://www.ngm.org.uk/product/meditations-for-the-beloved-nancy-goudie/
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Smilehttps://www.ngm.org.uk/product/smile-cd/
If you are feeling the daily stresses of life, the busyness of work, the pressures of family or you just need soothing for your soul, then this recording is for you. I am convinced that having joy and taking the time to smile can be such a positive force in the world.

Peace Like a River https://www.ngm.org.uk/product/peace-like-a-river-cd/
If you have ever experienced stress, carried worries or fought fears, or are just looking for an oasis in your busy life, then this CD is for you. This recording will take you to a place of tranquillity where peace, love and grace are in abundance.

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

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

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

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Prayer suggestions for Friday 27th March 2020

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

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 27th

 

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

 

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

 

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

 

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

 

 

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

 

You are awesome – thank you  – NANCY GOUDIE

 

This Friday and every Friday – A National Day of Prayer

 

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

Daniel 9

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

Encouragement as you pray

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