24/7 Prayer Sign Up
As the church, we know that prayer is important. Now, more than ever, let's come together and spend time praying for the coronavirus epidemic - for our community and the wider world.
Register below for a slot in our 24/7 Virtual Prayer Room. The first prayer room runs for this week only. If you wish to book a slot further in advance, scroll down to the next prayer room which currently runs until 3rd May.
By registering, you are committing to pray during that time slot and will receive a reminder email one hour before.
Just to explain, the 24/7 prayer is something that we can all do in the safety of our own homes. You can sign up to do an hourly slot at whichever time of day suits you best. You don’t need to be a lengthy prayer to do this. We will provide a list of up to 4 different areas to pray for and this will be updated a few times a week.
For those who are new to this or may not have done it before, your prayer-time can be made up of short prayers, long prayers, time spent reflecting in God’s Word, perhaps those of you who are creative/artistic might find it easier to draw or paint whilst reflecting on the different areas to be prayed for or use worship music to help you focus. You could write out your prayers or why not split the suggested prayer items into 15 minutes on each? It really is up to you to use the time in the best way you can. God doesn’t require complex or intricate prayers - He knows you and will hear the prayers of your heart.
Let's fill as many slots as we can and raise our prayers to our Father who gladly hears us.
We are praying at the moment for:
Pray for our government, scientists, medics and leaders at a time when they are making decisions about how to ease the lockdown in the UK; pray for wisdom; for insight; for unity and that people will be at the heart each decision made; pray for government ministers and their families at a time where there is a great pressure on them and little time to be together.
Proverbs 11:14 “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.”
Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
James 3:17 “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”
Pray for our economy; we know it is going to be tough but pray for resilience; for new opportunities; for people to work together; for employers who need to make difficult decisions; pray for the casualties and those who will struggle; pray for support in financial difficulties and that any needs will be met.
James 1:12 “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
Philippians 4:19 “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
Pray for school trusts, headteachers and education specialists, as they consider the measures needed to re-open schools and educational establishments; pray for teachers and pupils – for their physical, educational and mental well-being; that they would be equipped with the right information to make informed decisions, for wisdom in the many decisions they face about who, when, how and safety measures needed. Pray for the parents too, especially for reassurance in unknown times.
Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you”
Pray for those suffering with coronavirus; for those who are still coping with the after-effects and are not fully recovered; for those who are fighting for their lives in hospital – grant them courage to fight on; for the NHS as they continue to care and treat patients; for those who have lost loved ones – may they be surrounded by people who will support them compassionately and just walk with them on their journey of loss. Pray that people will adhere to any guidance and apply sense regarding social distancing in order to keep the ‘R’ rate down and protect others.
Psalm 107:19-20 “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.”
Psalm 103:2-4 “Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits - who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.”
Pray for the church here at HT; pray for our ministers and leaders; pray that we will take the time to hear what God is saying to us; to be open to changing our ways in order to meet the needs of others; pray for all those who are currently searching and finding comfort in attending church online; pray for Alpha online; pray for our Youth and Children’s outreach; pray for new opportunities to reach the community and for relationships to be built; pray for a pathway to God; pray for new gifts that can be used to enhance and enlarge God’s kingdom; pray for revival to start in us and overflow; pray for God’s blessing on WSM and surrounding villages.
Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Matthew 28:18-20 “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”