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Prayer points for Friday 27th November

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

I was reminded this week of a man I admire so much – his name is Smith Wigglesworth.  He is no longer alive, but his life speaks volumes to me.  He saw revival happen almost everywhere he went and lived with revival in his heart.  People used to ask him what was his secret?  He used to say that he was not just filled with the Holy Spirit, but he was possessed by the Spirit.  In other words, God had control of his life.  He chose always, like Jesus, to do the will of the Father and therefore every time God’s will crossed his will, he would go God’s way.  He made sure that God’s choices, were his choices.  He was determined to do what the Lord told him to do and to go where the Lord told him to go and to say what the Lord told him to say.  God had total control of his life.  Are you possessed by the Holy Spirit?  Today, give him total control.  Surrender your will to his.  If you have never done this, then do this now.  It’s so important.  People also used to ask Smith Wigglesworth how long he prayed for assuming that he prayed for hours to see the many supernatural things he used to see.  He would answer them, “I rarely pray for more than 20 minutes at any one time, but rarely 20 minutes go by without me praying.”  This too is key.  It’s says in the Bible, pray without ceasing – and although it is very important to carve out time to pray on a regular basis, it is also very important to live in an attitude of prayer.  Bring God into every decision in our lives, so that we are praying/talking often to the Lord.  Do you talk to him more than you talk to others?  Let these two things challenge us today into action as we begin another National Day of Prayer.

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 27th November          

 

  • The lockdown is finishing on December 2nd, however there will be tougher restrictions brought in as we all go into various lockdown levels. Pray that the government get the rules right so that it helps to control the virus but also it doesn’t destroy our mental health or the economy.  The R rate for the UK is estimated to be at 1 – 1.1; people being admitted to hospital is coming down and those testing positive is on its way down too.  Do keep praying for this trend to continue.  Deaths are still rising but could be levelling off.  So, our prayers are being answered – keep praying and be encouraged. 

 

  • Continue to pray for Boris Johnson and all our leaders. Pray for our Royal Family too – for the Queen and for all her family.  Pray for health, strength and wisdom for them all. Pray that they will work together and respect and honour each other.  Pray for good decisions regarding the whole of the UK.  Pray too that the four devolved governments work together and don’t use it as a political statement.  Pray too for world leaders everywhere.  Pray for wisdom so that they can govern wisely.  Do continue to pray for a testing system that works well.  Pray the same for the Track and Trace system. 

 

  • There is good news that the Oxford vaccine has been passed as being highly effective in fighting the virus. This is so good to know, but we continue to pray that before it is given to the general public that every precaution will be taken.  Continue to pray for a safe and reliable vaccine.  Pray too for the many fears that are around about taking this or any vaccine.  Pray that each of us will know the way ahead as to whether to take this vaccine or not. 

 

  • Let’s thank God for our NHS and that it is not overwhelmed at this present time. Praise God that those being admitted to hospital at this time because of the virus is coming down.  Continue to pray for all staff who are working in the hospitals and also those who work in the care homes.  Pray for health and strength for them all.  They work to tirelessly on our behalf.  Continue to pray for those who have lost loved ones because of this horrific virus.  Pray that they will find the Lord’s comfort and peace.  May people at this time draw near to the Lord God – our healer.  Look out for ways that we can help show kindness to others around who are in pain or are in mourning at this time.

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for the physical, mental and emotional health of all at present in our nation. As we know a lockdown can produce huge anxiety, stress and mental health issues.  Let’s continue to pray for people to receive the gift of peace that Jesus so freely offers.  Let’s pray and look out for each other.  Pray for hope in the midst of hopelessness.  Pray particularly for those who live by themselves.  It can be easy to lose hope yet it is hope that brings life.  Pray for those in Care Homes who are suffering because of lack of contact with their families.  There seems to be light at the end of that very dark tunnel with the Prime Minister saying that tests can be done so that relatives can be able to see their loved ones.  Praise God too that we will be able to see some of our family at Christmas.    

 

 

  • Let’s pray for our economy and for businesses everywhere. Some of the hospitality places can re-open, but others cannot as it depends on their location.  Pray for those who have lost their jobs, pray that they will find secure work soon.  Pray against fear as it definitely does affect our physical health.  Pray for young people in schools, colleges and universities and also those who have just started jobs or who are looking for jobs to find peace and freedom from fear.  Pray the same on the older people in our society that fear would not rule in their hearts.  Pray a protection on vulnerable people everywhere and that peace would reign in their hearts at all times.

 

  • Pray that each of us will like Smith Wigglesworth put God in control of our lives. Let’s seek him like never before.  Let’s linger in his presence and sense his sweet, amazing comfort and peace on our lives.  Out of that place of security, let’s call on him to bring revival to us and to our nation.  Let’s lay down our often selfish desires, and align our will with his will.  Let’s be saturated and drenched in Him – so that He is seen through all we do.  Pray that the love of God is seen in us, in our church communities, in our national Christian leaders and in our world at this time.  Let’s fall in love with the Lord more and more so that we do what he wants us to do and say what he wants us to say.  Let’s seize the day and the opportunities every day presents to see others won for Jesus.  We have many opportunities – let’s take them and believe God for a great revival. 

 

 

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 

 

  

What a joy it is to pray and to see things change for good.  Keep going – carry these prayers in our hearts.  Pray without ceasing by drawing closer to the Lord every day.  God is moving.  He is listening.  Even the smallest cries from our hearts are heard, even if we cannot articulate them.  God knows you by name and he loves you immensely – so whatever is going on in your world, let’s be thankful and grateful for his love and for who he is.  Woohoo!  Our God is in control and he is the God of the impossible!  Sending much love to you all……. NANCY GOUDIE

 

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time, do read below:

Setting the scene

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

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

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

Prayer points for Friday 20th November

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

 

I woke up one morning this week and knew what I was to write this week.  There are two things that I want to talk about that the Bible tells us not to do and there is one thing that the Bible does tell us to do.  (You understand that there are many more instructions in the Bible of what to do or not to do, but these are the ones that I felt I should mention here.)

 

Firstly, the Bible tells us not to worry – in fact Jesus himself tells us not to worry (Matthew 6:25-34) and the Bible also tells us not to fear and again Jesus himself tells us this (Luke 12:32), yet so many times we do.  The truth is we don’t have to fear and we don’t have to worry because of all that Jesus has said and done, but although we don’t have to fear and we don’t have to worry – we often do.  It starts with our thought process and it ends with an action of the will.  If we don’t arrest our thoughts then our actions will be driven by fear and worry.  Secondly let’s look at the one thing we should do and again it’s Jesus who instructs us:  Come to me all who are weak and heavy laden and I will give you rest.  Peter describes it like this – Cast your cares and anxieties on him, for he cares for you!   Getting rid of our fear and our worries and concerns brings rest.  So today take a few moments, to come to Jesus and imagine yourself (remember faith is the imagination grown up – so learn to put your imagination to good use) giving Jesus your worries, your concerns and walk away without them – how do you do that?  Well, the Bible says to take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ – so every time fear or worry starts to surface in your mind, take that thought captive, stop it in its tracks and tell it that Jesus has that worry/fear and therefore you don’t have to worry or fear.  Then turn your mind to things that are good or things that God has done for you in time gone past (Phil 4:8).  Take a few moments to do that now and then with rest and peace in your heart and mind, let’s pray, not with fear or worry, but with renewed passion that our Lord is listening and he will act on our behalf.  Remember what I said at the beginning – we don’t have to fear; we don’t have to worry, so this time let’s choose not to do that in Jesus name! 

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 20th November          

 

  • Earlier this week, Boris Johnson was told to isolate as he has been in touch with someone who has got COVID-19. It would be awful if our Prime Minister got the coronavirus again.  He barely survived last time, so let’s again pray for him.  He has been tested and is negative according to the news, but this virus can be nasty.  Pray that this isolation reminds him of what happened last time and how he was grateful for the prayers of many.  Pray that in isolation he will turn to God and hand over his life to the Lord.  This is a reminder for Boris – so let’s pray into that and see God speak to him.  Pray that he picks up a Bible for comfort.  Pray for help from anxieties which he must have at having to isolate at such a strategic time in our nation.  Pray for world leaders everywhere – particularly pray for the USA which is going through such a tough time with the election.  Pray protection on them all. 

 

  • So much news about this new vaccine has been on the media this week and it seems as though they will have it ready for Christmas however they are unaware really how it works on older people – so let’s join our voices for older people in Care Homes who will be given this vaccine first. Pray for wisdom, pray for safety and pray that if this is not the right vaccine that it will not go ahead.  Also pray for another vaccine which has been talked about this week in the media – this one works on the original system we have using the common cold and hoping that it will work to hold back the virus in people.  Again, pray for wisdom for this as the common cold in people particularly older people can be drastic.  Personally, I feel as though there is a longer journey ahead with either of these vaccines.  Pray that in the urgency to find a vaccine, corners will not be cut. 

 

  • The cases being recorded have continue to be a concern to the government so let’s continue to pray for the infection rate to fall. Also, the death rate although it appears to be increasing it is still quite low in comparison to earlier this year, however, we don’t want anyone dying from this virus – so let’s pray into this.  The hospital admission rate for COVID seems to be slightly down, but it is too early to say that this is the continuing trend.  So, let’s keep praying for all these numbers to continue to fall as we pray and as lockdown continues. Please pray that the NHS will not be overwhelmed.  Continue to pray for all staff who are working in the hospitals and also those who work in the care homes.  Continue too to pray for those with long COVID – it must be so hard to have these symptoms continue over a long period of time.  Pray for them to recover supernaturally and also that the doctors will know how to encourage and treat these patients. Continue to pray for those who have lost loved ones at this time because of this horrific virus.  Pray that they will find the Lord’s comfort and peace.  May people at this time draw near to the Lord God – our healer.

 

  • As we know a lockdown can produce huge anxiety and mental health issues. Let’s continue to pray for people to receive the gift of peace that Jesus so freely offers.  Let’s pray and look out for each other.  We are half way through the month now – so let’s pray that the lockdown will not be extended.  Pray for hope in the midst of hopelessness and the doom and gloom which seems to come from the media reports.  Pray particularly for those who live by themselves.  It can be easy to lose hope yet it is hope that brings life.  Pray for those in Care Homes who are suffering because of lack of contact with their families.  Pray for those who have lost their jobs that they would find another one quickly and that the finance they need will be found for them.

 

  • Let’s pray against fear too as so many young and older people keep fear in their hearts and it definitely does affect our physical health. Pray that we will learn to take every fearful or negative thought captive and make it obedient to the truth.  Pray for young people in schools, colleges and universities and also those who have just started jobs or who are looking for jobs to find peace and freedom from fear.  Pray the same on the older people in our society that fear would not rule in their hearts.  Pray a protection on vulnerable people everywhere and that peace would reign in their hearts at all times.

 

  • Do continue to pray for wisdom for the leaders of our nation. Pray for a good and secure testing system.  Pray for the Track and Trace system too. Do continue to pray for the testing system in Liverpool and also for the Track and Trace system to work really well.  Pray for those making decisions about the lockdowns and the possibility of us being able to celebrate Christmas with our families this year.  Pray for a safe and good way forward with this.

 

  • We continue to seek God for revival. This is a time when people are more open to prayer and to discuss supernatural things than ever before, so let’s pray into that.  Pray for churches to seize this opportunity and try and show the love of God to those who normally would not attend church.  Pray for those churches who have food banks – this is a brilliant way of reaching people and showing them that God cares for them and that we do too.  I have an opportunity of giving one of my books in with each of those deliveries.  This is a unique opportunity and so I am giving away the books at cost price and raising finance for this to happen.  I would value your prayers as hundreds of my books (on Hope, Confidence and Laughter) go out to food banks and into prisons too during November/December.  We have many opportunities – let’s take them and believe God for a great revival. 

 

 

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 

 

  

Just a little encouragement before I go.  This morning I was exercising in my conservatory and the Lord spoke to me.  I looked and heard the wind and rain outside as it battered on the building.  As I looked through the glass windows on all sides it looked like the storm was going to batter me, but then I realised I was safe inside the conservatory.  I heard the Lord say – This is a picture of how some people feel when they see the storm – their fear, stress and anxiety make them imagine that the storm is going hit them and they are going to be overcome by it.  They look at the storm and see it approaching and forget that I am around them like this glass conservatory is around you.  I am all around them and the storm cannot get through me.  Tell them to keep their eyes on me for I will protect them.  I saw someone cowering in their ‘conservatory’ when really there is no need to do so.  The Lord said we can laugh and smile at the storm because we are safe in him.  Be encouraged everyone!  Let’s remember what the Lord has done and is doing for each of us.  Sending much love to you all……. NANCY GOUDIE

 

 

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time, do read below:

Setting the scene

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

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

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

Prayer points for Friday 13th November

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

 

As I was reading my Bible last week, I heard God speak to me through the first few verses in Ezekiel.  As Ezekiel sat with the exiles beside the Kebar River in a foreign land the heavens were opened and he saw visions of God (Ezekiel 1:1).  The hand of the Lord was upon Ezekiel in Babylon (v3).  Ezekiel was in exile, captured by the Babylonians, he was away from the temple, away from his homeland yet there in a foreign land, the heavens were opened and visions of God were released to Ezekiel and more than that, the hand of the Almighty God was on him.

We may be away from everything we feel is normal in our land, we may be away from our friends and family.  We may feel as though we have been captured by lockdown rules.  We are away from our church family and church buildings, yet I want to encourage you by what happened to Ezekiel, that the Lord was with him and God’s word came upon him.  The heavens were opened and Ezekiel had supernatural experiences of God.  This can happen to us too.  God is not restricted by the lockdown rules.  His visions, his word, and his hand are not restricted.  Let’s begin to expect God to speak to us.  Let’s listen for his word.  Let’s read our Bibles, let’s practise his presence, let’s love him more.  Let’s see what he is doing right now in Heaven, and begin to pray his will into being in our lives, in our family’s lives, in our nation and in our world.

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 13th November

  • The big news this week has been the possibility of a vaccine. This will be given to older people in their 80’s first as they are the most vulnerable and also health care workers probably around December time.  According to what I heard from a scientist from Oxford this vaccine is different to the vaccines we have used in the past i.e. a small amount of the virus being injected into our bodies and then our body processes this. This vaccine uses our DNA to produce the anti-bodies we need.  Please do pray that they will not cut corners on the safety of this vaccine and will only proceed if safe.  Do also pray that those in lockdown will still comply with the rules because even if this vaccine is safe and proceeds, it will take months before those who are younger to get the vaccine.

 

  • People going into hospital because of Coronavirus is increasing – in the UK it is an average of 1500 per day at the time of writing. Please pray that the NHS will not be overwhelmed.  Continue to pray for all staff who are working in the hospitals and also those who work in the care homes.  The death rate is going up – in the UK at the time of writing there have been 532 deaths because of COVID.  Continue to pray that these rates drop dramatically and that those who get coronavirus get a mild strain of it and recover quickly.  There are a lot of people suffering from long COVID – do pray for them to recover supernaturally.  Pray for those who have lost loved ones at this time because of this horrific virus.  Pray that they will find the Lord’s comfort and recognise it is from the Lord.  Continue to pray for many to be supernatural healed by the power and love of God.

 

  • A lockdown can produce huge anxiety and mental health issues. Pray for people to receive the gift of peace that Jesus so freely offers.  Let’s pray and look out for each other.  Pray that many will discover the Prince of Peace at this time.  Pray for hope in the midst of hopelessness.   Pray particularly for those who live by themselves.  It can be easy to lose hope.  Pray for those in Care Homes who are suffering because of lack of contact with their families.

 

  • The Bible tells us that we should always pray for our leaders – so let’s continue to pray for Boris Johnson and all the MP’s who make up the government. They have a tough job, so let’s continue to pray for wisdom, strength and compassion.  Pray for unity too.  Let’s not criticise what we do not fully understand.  We may all have a different opinion, but let’s remember that our world has never faced these issues before.  Let’s pray for world leaders too.  There is so much conflict in different parts of the world – so let’s pray for peace and unity.  Pray that leaders all across the world will not lose hope, but that they will turn to God and receive wisdom to see a clear way ahead into the future.  Pray for God’s will to happen on earth as in Heaven.  Pray too for businesses – so many are losing their jobs here in the UK.  Pray for a solution to this and pray for generosity to be shown.

 

  • Praise God that our University students are to be given the opportunity to come home in early December after having a test. The virus is still rising in young people – so let’s continue to pray for schools and every place where young people are taught.  Pray for their mental and emotional health.  Pray that they will have hope, but also that they will comply with the rules from the government.  The virus is also rising in older people – aged 70 and above in particular so let’s pray a protection on them but also that peace will reign in their hearts during this time.

 

  • Do continue to pray for the testing system in Liverpool and also for the Track and Trace system – pray that the government and scientists will be able to find a successful system which will help to bring down the figures. Do pray that we will be able to be together with our families for Christmas this year in a safe and good way.

 

  • Let’s keep pressing forward in faith for a solution to this virus for our world. Pray in this time of uncertainty and fear that the world will turn to the Lord for the answers.  Remember this is a time when more people than ever are open to receiving prayer.  Take every opportunity to share the good news with those around you.  Pray for revival – pray for a move of God – pray for His Kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as well as in Heaven.  Pray that we will do what Ezekiel did and tune in to the living God and I know that as we do – we will encounter the God of all hope.  Let’s keep our faith and our hope secure in Jesus and have an answer to everyone who asks you why you can be so peaceful and so happy during this time.

 

Do you need prayer?  What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent months.  We are seeing many answers to our prayers.  Remember if you or others need prayer do drop us an email and we will pray.  Don’t forget our prayer line if you or others need prayer – prayer@ngm.org.uk 

 

I heard this week of a prayer initiative by the Evangelical Alliance led by Gavin Calver.  Gavin has called a UK day of prayer on Friday 13th November.  I welcome every prayer initiative for our nation and so I contacted him to let him know what we have been doing for the last 8 months and asked him if we could advertise what each other was doing.  He totally agreed and so I would encourage you to listen to the following message from Gavin: https://www.facebook.com/GavCalver/videos/3691816244191523 and get involved.  Funnily enough I sent out a video last week about what we are doing every week too – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oJ2loR64OA .  Let’s spread these videos far and wide so that many will join us not just on Friday 13th but every week as we pray for our nation and pray for our world.

Also, a good friend of mine, Sarah Belcher, shared an initiative that her church has organised since 1st November 2020.  Every evening at 19.30pm, they are encouraging people to put a candle or a light in their window and to spend some time praying for our nation. For details watch this: https://www.facebook.com/100010663634616/posts/1242906802741429/?d=n   All these prayer initiatives are wonderful – let’s encourage as many people to pray as possible!

Be encouraged everyone!  As I said last week, God is using our prayers – simple as they may be to usher in a deep awareness of our mighty God.   Let’s spread his light and let’s encourage as many people as possible to pray!  Sending much love to you all……. NANCY GOUDIE

 

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time, do read below:

Setting the scene

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

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

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

Prayer points for Friday 6th November

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

Finding life difficult?  Getting emotional and not fully understanding why?  Feeling down and dismayed at our world?  Is life getting to you?  Lockdown has just started again in England and many are suffering in the UK because of restrictions to our everyday life, and this is happening in many nations of the world.  We understand (or at least most of us do) why these restrictions have to be put in place, but it doesn’t stop it from being tough.  Let’s not lose heart; let’s not allow world events to disturb the peace, joy and life that the Lord gives each of us.  Let me give you some scripture to encourage you as you lift your gaze heavenward and see a different prospective. 

1 Peter 1: 6 – Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.  In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.

Do notice that it says we are shielded by God’s power – and we are!  He surrounds us – he is in us, beside us, he goes before us and behind us – he never leaves us and never forsakes us.  You are shielded by his great power – put your faith in him and in the word of God. 

I love what it says in The Passion Translation – v 5 – 6Through our faith, the mighty power of God constantly guards us until our full salvation is ready to be revealed in the last time.  May the thought of this cause you to jump for joy, even though lately you’ve had to put up with the grief of many trials. 

We are having to put up with the grief of many trials right now in our world – yet we can choose to rejoice!  Let’s lift our eyes toward Heaven and allow the thought that God is guarding and shielding us through each trial to reach our spirits so that we will jump for joy!  Whatever you are going through right now – whatever is happening in your nation, decide right now to remember that he constantly guards each of us – let’s lift our eyes in the midst of trials and remember all he has done and is doing for you.  These trials can be so painful – we may not understand what is going on but the thought of what God is doing for you will enable you to jump for joy right in the middle of these painful trials.  Woohoo!

Let’s choose to rejoice!  And from that place of joy – let’s pray!

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 6th November 

 

  • Let’s pray for our world – a lot of nations are going through lockdown at this time. Pray in particular for France, Germany, Spain etc., as well as the UK.  Many are expressing their horror at going into another lockdown.  None of us want a lockdown, but do pray that as we comply with the rules of our nation that we will see the rates of infection begin to fall.  I was hearing from news channels of hundreds of young people dancing at parties celebrating Halloween.  Do pray that each one of us will be responsible and will obey the guidelines of the government.  Pray for businesses all over the world who are struggling at this time.  Pray that jobs will be protected.  Pray particularly for the hospitality and entertainment sectors.  We need God’s help and wisdom at this time.  Pray for many to be generous to others around them.

 

  • Praise God for our NHS and pray that they will not be overwhelmed with the amount of people they have to treat. We continue to pray for all staff who are working in the hospitals and also those who work in the care homes.  We can see that the death rate is going up in a huge way every day.  Do pray for the death rate because of COVID to come down.  Pray for those who have lost loved ones at this time because of this horrific virus.  Pray that they will find comfort in their mourning.  Pray that the broken hearted will recognise the presence of God with them and that they will experience his kindness and goodness.   

 

  • Pray for the mental and emotional health of our nation. Pray that each person will receive peace in their heart.  We know that Jesus gives each of us his peace.  That’s the kind of peace that passes all understanding.  Let’s pray for each other.  Let’s pray that we will look heavenward and receive that kind of peace in our lives.  Pray that many will discover the Prince of Peace at this time.  Pray for hope in the midst of hopelessness.  Pray against stress and anxiety – so many are suffering with this.  Pray for yourself, your family, friends, neighbours, street, town or city.  Pray particularly for those who live by themselves.  Praise God that we can still have our social bubble in England.  Pray particularly for those in care homes who are finding it difficult with the restrictions on seeing family. 

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for our government and the governments in the world. Pray for Boris Johnson and all MP’s.  Pray for wisdom, strength and compassion.  Pray for unity above all.  I have been disappointed to see how many are being so critical in these days.  We may all have a different opinion, but let’s remember that our world has never faced these things before.  Leaders will at times get it wrong, so let’s pray for grace in our nation and in our world.  Pray for peace and unity in fighting this virus.  Continue to pray that MP’s will not use this time for their own agendas, but what is best for this nation.  Pray that leaders all across the world will not lose hope, but that they will turn to God and receive peace and hope to see a clear way ahead into the future.  Pray for supernatural dreams, pray for God’s voice to resound in Parliament.  Pray that our leaders will hear the wisdom from Heaven.  Pray too for the situation over in USA with the election that God will have his way and that peace will reign. 

 

 

  • The virus is still rising in young people – so let’s pray for our schools, colleges, universitates – pray for the lecturers/teachers as well as the students. Pray for their mental and emotional health.  Pray that they will have hope, but also that they will comply with the rules from the government.  Pray that each of us will be able to celebrate Christmas this year and that the young people at Universities will be able to go home.  The virus is also rising in older people – aged 70 and above in particular.  Do pray for older people that they will be protected against this virus but also that peace will reign in their hearts.

 

  • Do pray for the Testing system – pray for the quick testing that is being trialled in Liverpool right now. Pray that this will be hugely successful and that the Track and Trace system throughout the country will be effective and that we can find a way of tracing people that might be infected.  Continue to pray for a safe vaccine to be found – it was said again recently that the vaccine in the UK they are working on may not be good for everyone and may not have long term effect either.  Pray that any vaccine will only be used if it is completely safe.  Do pray for those who are working on this that they will have God’s wisdom.  Our hope and our faith is not in our government or in finding a vaccine, but our faith is in our God, so let’s pray for a supernatural release of God’s healing power across our world.  Pray for protection for us all.   

 

 

  • I believe with all my heart that this virus has not taken the Lord by surprise. I don’t believe that he has caused this virus, but he will use it to bring many more to know and love him.  Pray for supernatural dreams, visions etc.  Pray for a Tidal Wave of his Spirit to move across our land.  Pray that God’s people will turn to him in these days and sense what he is saying and doing in this time.  Pray that we will do what our God is doing and that we will say what he is saying.  Let’s not spread our own opinion, but instead we will hear the voice of God and show love, encouragement and care.  Let’s also spread peace, joy and life too.  We are living in a difficult, weird and yet amazing time, so let’s follow our Lord and spread his voice to many around us.  Be encouraged by drawing closer to him.

 

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 

A wonderful and godly man called Alex Buchanan once said that the 11th commandment was this:  Thou shalt bash on!  Let’s remember to bash on in prayer and not give up!  Let’s raise our voices and see the change we so long for.  Let’s remember the prophecy given by Smith Wigglesworth before he died when he said, “When the word and the Spirit come together, there will be the biggest move of the Holy Spirit that this nation and indeed the world has 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 from the UK to mainland Europe and from there will begin a missionary move to the ends of the earth.”  Let’s pray for this to happen.  Let’s do what Daniel did in Daniel 9 – when he understood that the prophecy said the exodus of the Israel nation would last 70 years – he prayed, he sought God, he confessed the nation’s sin as though it was his own, he put his faith in the word of God and he saw the prophetic word by Jeremiah come into being.  So, let’s keep our eyes on the Lord – let’s pray the prophecy into being, let’s believe that in this dark time as we remain in his presence, as we eagerly read the word of God and move with the Holy Spirit that we will see the biggest move of God that our world has ever seen.  Be encouraged everyone!  God is using our prayers – simple as they may be to usher in revival.  Let’s encourage as many people as possible to pray!  Use this video I have made to encourage friends, family and churches to pray!  Click here to see it and also to share it.  Sending much love to you all……. NANCY GOUDIE

 

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time:  do read below:

 Setting the scene

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

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

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

Prayer points for Friday 30th October

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

 It’s been tough to hear of dear friends of mine struggle with COVID-19 over the last few days/weeks.  Even in my own family I had to take my daughter in law to get a test as she had all the COVID symptoms, but praise God it came back negative.  We were praising God that she didn’t have Coronavirus, but instead had a bad flu, but some of my friends who live in Manchester area have had a positive test and are struggling with the virus.  I have also got friends who are struggling with other health issues at this time, including cancer.  There are so many needing prayer and it’s easy to get overwhelmed with it all.  But God isn’t overwhelmed.  He sees and he cares for them all.  He has time for each person and he walks through each situation and each health problem with them.  He doesn’t leave when things get tough but he stays and helps us in our weakness.  Oh, how wonderful to know this truth!  So dear friends – let’s not get weary in our praying.  Let’s not get overwhelmed by fear – oh how the enemy wishes us to concentrate on the illness – whether it’s cancer or this virus.  Instead let’s keep our eyes on Jesus.  Let’s practice his presence daily, minute by minute and moment by moment.  Let’s keep listening for his voice – let’s see what heaven is doing and let’s continue to release the presence of our Almighty God wherever we go.  Let’s pray like never before.  Let’s pray for healing, pray for his presence and pray for revival…  God is on the move and we need to be moving with him.   We have much to be thankful for, so let’s raise our voices in worship and in prayer.  (If you are feeling discouraged or in desperate need, then read my last paragraph before praying and remember to look up!)

  PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 30th October  

  • As we pray do remember that God hears every prayer – even the weakest of prayers. Let’s cry out to God for the infection rate to come down.  There is a lot of doom and gloom regarding the future and the media is saying that the whole of England will be on lockdown before long, however things can change as we pray.  Remember the God who created the Universe is for us and with us.  At the time of writing the infection rate is somewhere between 1.2 – 1.4 – let’s continue to pray for this rate to fall.  The death rate continues to be on the increase so let’s raise our voices and pray knowing that even the weakest prayer can change our circumstances.  In your prayers do pray that those who do get COVID-19 will recover quickly with no long-term health problems.  Pray particularly against the fear of this virus and pray for our nation and the nations of the world to experience our supernatural God.

 

  • There is a lot of confusion over the rules for lockdown and what each level means. In the four countries that make up our nation there are different rules in place and this can cause confusion.  Do pray that what comes from the government officials in each area will be clear and plain.  Pray for those in the toughest lockdowns.  Pray that each person will respond well to the guidelines given.  Pray for hope in the midst of hopelessness.  Pray for strength to comply with the rules.  Pray for peace for those who are suffering badly.  Pray for people’s mental and emotional health.  Pray against stress – so many are suffering with this.  Pray peace on yourself, on your family, friends, neighbours, street, town or city.  Pray particularly for those in care homes – or those who live on their own.  We were created to be social beings with friendship being important to us all.  Pray for those who are vulnerable at this time. 

 

  • We continue to pray for our government and in particular our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Let’s continue to pray for wisdom, strength, compassion and grace for Boris and all those who make decisions in our land.  Pray for each MP whatever party they represent.  Pray for peace and unity in fighting this virus.  Pray that the MP’s will not use this time for their own agendas, but what is best for this nation. Pray for our leaders that they will not lose hope, but that they will see a clear way ahead into the future.  Pray for supernatural dreams, pray for God’s voice to resound in Parliament.  Pray that our leaders will hear the wisdom from Heaven.  Continue to pray for leaders across our world.  As I have said before – never before has the whole world been fighting a common enemy.  Pray for our leaders and pray that they turn to God in prayer.  It was wonderful to see that God was highlighted again in the USA and that a time of prayer was initiated with Billy Graham’s daughter being one of the speakers who spoke and prayed.  Pray for the election in the USA and for peace to reign in their land.  Pray for healing in the USA even after the election is over.  Pray for all world leaders at this time.

 

  • Let’s continue to pray for our universities, colleges and schools. Pray that these young people will be protected against this virus.  Pray for lecturers and teachers that they will know God’s grace and protection at this time.  There has been much debate about the government not extending the money needed so that no young person goes hungry this half term.  Praise God for those who have risen to make sure food is being provided for the vulnerable.  Pray that no child will suffer during this time.  Pray that the help will be offered to each needy child.  Pray for parents who go without so that their child can eat.  Pray for each family in need.  Pray for their mental and emotional health.  Pray for education providers in our land.  Pray that no young person will suffer academically too because of this virus. 

 

  • Hospitals are continuing on high alert as they are seeing more patients coming in suffering from the effects of COVID-19, however hospitals are seeing much less deaths than before at this time. We praise God for our NHS and for the staff who work there.  Pray for each one.  Also pray for those who work in Care Homes.  The death rate in the care homes because of COVID seems to be on the increase, so do pray for this.  Pray for those who are in mourning at losing loved ones to this virus.  May they feel the Lord’s arms around them.  Remember that God is close to the broken-hearted.  Pray for those who work in care homes too – their love and care for each person is amazing.  Pray for health, strength and wisdom for each one.  Pray for each health care worker no matter where they work – pray that they feel encouraged and valued as they serve their patients.  Continue to pray for a safe vaccine to be found – it was announced recently that the vaccine in the UK they are working on may not be good for everyone and may not have long term effect either.  Do pray for those who are working on this that they will have God’s wisdom.  Above all, pray for a supernatural release of God’s healing power across our world.  We believe in a God of power and strength who loves us and sent Jesus to die for us.  Pray for many to be supernaturally healed but also pray for people to be healed through the doctors and nurses.  Pray for protection for us all.    

 

  • Pray for businesses everywhere. So many are going under at this time.  Pray a protection and a wisdom for each owner.  Pray too for hope.  Pray for the hospitality section.  Pray for the sporting world.  Pray for the entertainment industry.  Each of these have been hugely affected through this time.  Pray for all businesses in the UK and abroad.  Pray for individuals who have lost their jobs.  It’s so hard for them all.  Do pray for a way forward for them.  Praise God for the help that the government have put in place, but pray in their need they will turn to the living God who has no restrictions on his provision.  Pray for charities too – and for ministries who depend on donations.  Many are losing donations at this time, do pray for each of us who are seeing donations stop.  Pray that each charity and ministry will turn to God in their need.

 

  • More than ever let’s pray for a move of God like never before. Let me remind you – this virus has not taken God by surprise.  He is with us and for us ALWAYS!  He never leaves us – he never forsakes us!  His strength is huge and his provision never restricted.  Let’s remember who our God is.  Let’s keep our eyes on him.  Let’s pray for a huge move of his Spirit on our land and in our world.  Pray for that Tidal Wave of His Spirit to crash onto the UK and spread out to other nations as well.  Pray for revival in our own hearts; ask God to change us to be more like Him.  Let’s pray for people to come to know him during this time.  I do not believe the Lord caused this virus but as we pray he will bring many to know him.  Let’s remember that fear never comes from the Lord – fear is from the enemy.  So, let’s keep our eyes and ears open to what the Lord is saying and doing.  Let’s fill our world with love, joy and peace.  Let’s look for opportunities to share our love and faith with those around us who need to hear and receive it right now.  We have an opportunity in this time to work with God to see a move of God like never before.  Let’s do it!

 

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   

For those who are in desperate need – let me remind you what David says in Psalm 142. He says, I cry to you O Lord.  I say “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living” Listen to my cry for I am in desperate need. Rescue me from those who pursue me for they are too strong for me (this could be the virus, the cancer, ill health, poverty etc).  Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name.  He goes on to say in Psalm 143 – The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground, he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead, so my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed… in verse 8 and 9 he also says –  Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.  Show me the way I should go for to you I lift up my soul.  Rescue me from my enemies O Lord for I hide myself in you.  The Lord will rescue you from all who seek to harm you.  He will bring the morning light into the deep darkness we are facing – be encouraged look up and see the glory of the Lord is coming.  As it says in Isaiah 60: See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples BUT the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.  You can and will make a difference in this world – so look up – see the glory of the Lord appearing over you.  Do not be dismayed, instead see with your spiritual eyes what God is doing in these days. Isaiah 60:3 says Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn – so rise up and shine – be ready and prepared for what God is already doing.  This pandemic did not take him by surprise so let’s keep close to him like David did in these psalms.  Arise and shine for your light has come! Look up! 

Sending much love to you all…

NANCY GOUDIE

 

For those who are reading these prayer points for the first time:  do read below:

 Setting the scene

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

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

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

Prayer points for Friday 23rd October

Setting the scene

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

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

Psalm 139: 1 – 18 – The Passion Translation

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

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

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 23rd October   

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Do you need prayer?  What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent months.  We are seeing many answers to our prayers.  Remember if you or others need prayer do drop us an email and we will pray.  Don’t forget our prayer line if you or others need prayer – prayer@ngm.org.uk 

 

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

Prayer points for Friday 16th October

Setting the scene

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

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

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 16th October  

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

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

 

Do you need prayer?  What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent months.  We are seeing many answers to our prayers.  Remember if you or others need prayer do drop us an email and we will pray.  Don’t forget our prayer line if you or others need prayer – prayer@ngm.org.uk 

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

Prayer points for Friday 9th October

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

 

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

 

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 9th October    

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Do you need prayer?  What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent months.  We are seeing many answers to our prayers.  Remember if you or others need prayer do drop us an email and we will pray.  Don’t forget our prayer line if you or others need prayer – prayer@ngm.org.uk 

 

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

 

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

Prayer points for Friday 2nd October

Setting the scene

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

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

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 2nd October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Helpful instructions/suggestions:

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

Do you need prayer? What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent months. We are seeing many answers to our prayers. Remember if you or others need prayer do drop us an email and we will pray. Don’t forget our prayer line if you or others need prayer – prayer@ngm.org.uk

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

Prayer points for Friday 25th September

Friday 25th September 2020

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

 Psalm 121

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 25th September:        

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Do you need prayer?  What a joy it has been to pray for those who have asked for prayer in recent months.  We are seeing many answers to our prayers.  Remember if you or others need prayer do drop us an email and we will pray.  Don’t forget our prayer line if you or others need prayer – prayer@ngm.org.uk 

 

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