Week of Prayer – Sept 2020

During this week, join with us as we pray and fast; seeking the Lord for the coming season.

Monday – pray for Schools (pupils/teachers/parents)
Spiritual Exercise: Breath Prayer www.vineyardchurches.org.uk/prayfast/spiritual-exercise-centering-prayer/

  • For peace over children and young people in this time of uncertainty
  • Wisdom for school leadership
  • For peace for staff and parents, as they navigate uncertainty

Tuesday – pray for Government
Spiritual Exercise: Lectio Divina (Psalm 139) www.vineyardchurches.org.uk/prayfast/spiritual-exercise-lectio-divina-psalm-139/

  • For wisdom for those having to make weighty decisions in government
  • For the Government advisors
  • For God’s wisdom and peace to be on them

Wednesday – pray for Coronavirus
Spiritual Exercise: Ezekiel Reflection www.vineyardchurches.org.uk/prayfast/spiritual-exercise-ezekiel-reflection/

  • For breakthroughs in treatment and a vaccine to be developed
  • For all to take seriously the measures put in place to protect us all
  • For the Kingdom of God to break through and defeat this virus
  • Those who have contracted COVID-19 and are trying to recover

Thursday – pray for Community/Neighbours
Spiritual Exercise: Daily Examen www.vineyardchurches.org.uk/prayfast/spiritual-exercise-the-daily-examen/

  • Those who are isolated, lonely and fearful
  • Those in the most at-risk categories
  • Those suffering heartache from having lost loved ones
  • Those who are suffering financially

Friday – pray for the Leadership of the church
Spiritual Exercise: Lectio Divina (Psalm 143) www.vineyardchurches.org.uk/prayfast/spiritual-exercise-lectio-divina/

  • Nik and Maggie as they pastor the church.
  • Smallgroup leaders
  • Pray for protection for them and their families, wisdom to lead, and for new leaders

Saturday – pray for Reach Out and Compassion
Spiritual Exercise: Be Still www.vineyardchurches.org.uk/prayfast/spiritual-exercise-centring-exercise/

  • Pray for innovative and creative ways to share the gospel message of Good News.
  • For God to inspire us as a church to reflect his creativity in all we do
  • Pray for more opportunities to serve the wider community (supporting the Women’s refuge, to help those in need and to do practical things in our neighbourhoods).

Sunday – pray for the people of the church
Spiritual Exercise: Imaginative Prayer www.vineyardchurches.org.uk/prayfast/spiritual-exercise-gods-gaze/

  • Ask God to bless one another and grow community.
  • Pray for Vineyard kids
  • Pray for healing and wholeness
  • Pray for More!