This week's prayer...

Moving on from Pentecost, empowered and fired up, we have a number of prayer resources for you to immerse yourself in...
 
There is a worldwide movement called Unite714, who have been praying regularly day and night at 7.14, am and pm and this week we have used their prayer as a guide for you to use, add to, or personalise. 
Also, The Church of England have a wonderful resource of Covid-19 related prayer resource which you can find here
And, of course don't forget there is the Blessing for Maidstone to offer you comfort and inspiration as the leaders of our local churches gathered together in prayer.  you can view that here.
We hope you find all this helpful. Do let us have any ideas you have to add to it.
The HCB pew sheet and Prayer Diary here can also tell you who in the parish needs our prayer at this time.
 
However in these uncertain times we know many will have specific prayer requests, so....
 
How can we pray for you?  
 
If you have a specific need please email confidentially by clicking here or phone 07784 923 945. 
Or perhaps you would like some guidance on developing your prayer life. 24-7 Prayer have, besides many more resources, developed a coronavirus prayer response - just click here. Alternatively here is an article from Christianity Today on praying during Corvid19 troubled times.

Lord,

 

Our world has been rocked by plague, pestilence, scarcity, divisions, and disasters. We are living in what Scripture calls “The Evil Day.” Fortunately, we have not been left unprotected and unarmed. We put on the armor of the Gospel today. Like divine cleats, the Gospel gives us the stability we need to stand firm in an hour when everything is shaking.

Heavenly Father, we come boldly before Your throne today, crying out before You with one voice representing 180 nations. In the name of Jesus, send a fresh outpouring of Your Holy Spirit to revive Your church and result in the conversion of millions of new believers. As we proclaim the Gospel’s message to a desperate world, help us to take our stand on its promises and its power.

We take up the shield of faith as we see depression, despair, and defeat piercing the hearts of many. The power of these fiery darts is extinguished through faith in Your promises. The shield of faith is a powerful weapon. So today, we bring the battle to COVID-19. We slam our faith into its grim threat. We declare this coronavirus has been mitigated and will be eradicated.

Lord, in the name of Your Son, Jesus, extinguish the pain of despair and depression burning in our hearts and terminate it also in the hearts of those we love. As we take our stand against COVID-19, we ask You to eradicate it. We remain shielded by faith in Your person and promises. In Jesus’ name.

Amen

Energised to put the love of Christ into action

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