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Welcome to Prayer and Fasting 2021

Week four

26 April  2021- 2 May

Prayer and Fasting April 2021

Week 4 - 26th April to 2nd May


26th April

 

Our thoughts and prayers this week are on mission, both here and in other countries. We will pray for those who labour for God to bring others to Jesus, particularly those who have given up other, maybe more lucrative jobs, to serve the King. We will finish the month with prayer for those in authority and the difficulties faced in modern society and the work of our church in our community.

 

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:1-4)”

 

A Prayer for our Pastor

“Lord, we pray for Ian, that he will have and will hold onto his joy in You in spite of everything he has to deal with in ministry. That he will have the wisdom in every situation. That he will be refreshed, restored, recharged, rested, renewed, and rejuvenated. We ask that You will go before him in his daily walk. Guard him, keep him and surround him and his family with Your love and protection. In Jesus' Name.”

27th April

 

Our thoughts and prayers this week are on mission, both here and in other countries. We will pray for those who labour for God to bring others to Jesus, particularly those who have given up other, maybe more lucrative jobs, to serve the King. We will finish the month with prayer for those in authority and the difficulties faced in modern society and the work of our church in our community.

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people. For kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” (I Timothy 2:1)

 

"Heavenly Father, we do indeed pray for those in authority. That You would guide and lead them into making good and righteous decisions. We pray against those who would misuse authority to oppose Your will for our land and our town.

As You taught us to pray, Lord - “Your will be done on Earth as in Heaven.”


28th April

 

Let us today consider those serving the Lord in mission, like our sister Brenda Paulson and our dear brother Ezekiel with the Yanomami people in Brazil. They, and others serving God, can often feel as though they’ve sown much with a little harvest. Pray for all those who seek to serve the Lord in places distant from their homelands.

 

“Lord we pray for their strength and endurance to run the race — that You would remind them You are working deep in hearts even when it seems like nothing is happening. Remind them Lord of Your Word which states: “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31).

In Jesus name we pray. Amen”

29th April

 

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.” (I Timothy 2:1-6)

 

It is vital that we understand that for us to pray for our community, we need God to truly give us a burden for it. In a mixed community that is fairly fragmented, we find a great number of people with both physical and financial needs, let alone the spiritual desolation that is all too evident. This has to be more than a superficial concern!

 

We need to ask God to break our hearts for the lost who live in the area God has called us, His Church, to serve. Pray for God to cause to us see the darkness of the lost state of the people of our community. That we would have wisdom in how to serve them, and for us to have the tenacity to keep on serving, loving and witnessing. Let’s keep on praying for them all…

 

  • Poor and disadvantaged

  • Serving those who are homeless across the areas that we serve as a church.

  • Addicted and recovering people

  • Pray for all who are involved in the leadership and work of the church - that each person feels respected for what they do. That they will know that there is no hierarchy before the Lord - we are all part of the one body and we do not function as we should without each other. Give praise that God has raised up those willing to serve.

  • Pray for each of our teams - Set up, Welcome, Music, Catering etc

 

30th April

 

Let us continue to pray for God to break our hearts for the lost who live in the area God has called us, His Church, to serve. Pray for God to cause to us see the darkness of the lost state of the people of our community. That we would have wisdom in how to serve them, and for us to have the tenacity to keep on serving, loving and witnessing. Let’s keep on praying for them all…

  • Pray for the Men’s and Women’s Ministry

  • Pray for our meetings together - pray that we will each be faithful in gathering together on Sundays and during the week. That we will come looking to contribute, even if that is just by being there. Pray that God would strengthen us, and add to our number. Pray also for those who have been attending irregularly, that God will bring them back into the glorious fellowship of God's people.

  • Pray for wisdom in growing as individuals and as a body. - so that we see people released into serving Jesus; that more people meet Jesus and become active members in His Church. Pray that God gives the resources and the clarity for the future planting of new churches in His timing!

  • Pray for finance - that God will provide all that we need for His work

  • Pray for our programme of teaching, learning and discipleship - all leading to spiritual growth

1st and 2nd May

 

For our final two days of Prayer and Fasting let us return to the verses with which we began our month, those verses in Ephesians chapter 6.

Read together from Ephesians 6:

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 

In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.

To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints ” (Ephesians 6:10-18)

 

Pray again through these verses, pausing at each item of spiritual armour for reflection.

 

“In Jesus name. Amen”

 

 

Turning Point Church

27a Morley Road

Pokesdown

BOURNEMOUTH BH5 2JJ

 

TEL: 07468 514739

 
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Upcoming

Events

This is another of our Prayer and Fasting months and you are invited to join with us and we engage in earnest prayer for the people of our community.  

As well as continuing prayer and fasting throughout the month the events shown below will continue to be part of our programme in addition to our Sunday morning services.

every

Sunday

Weekly service
11.00 am

Every Monday

Alternate weeks prayer and theology
7.30 -  9.00 PM

Every Thursday

Coffee and Christ (Bible study)
7.30 - 9.00 PM

 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

English Standard Version (ESV)

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