Welcome to Prayer and Fasting 2020

Week Three

15-21 October 2020

Prayer and Fasting October 2020

Week 3 - 15 Oct to 21 Oct

 

This information and text is provided by Open Doors UK 

 

15 Oct - Pray to make a difference for persecuted believers.

“…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 6:18) 

 

Pray for: Turkmenistan (22) and Vietnam (21)

16 Oct - Pray that whatever their circumstances, God will give persecuted Christians the right words.

“Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.” (Ephesians 6:19-20)

 

Pray for: Laos (20) and Myanmar (19)

 

17 Oct - Pray that persecuted Christians will understand and find peace in the sufficiency of God’s grace.

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

 

Pray for: Uzbekistan (18) and Algeria (17)

 

18 Oct - Christians facing persecution often have very little control over their lives, including their own safety and health. They often battle against government accusers that do not provide them the right to a fair trial or representation.

“For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.” (2 Corinthians 1:8-9)

 

Pray for: Egypt (16) and Iraq (15)

 

19 Oct - Pray God would be present with persecuted Christians in their hardship, protecting them according to His will.

Jesus Himself faced an unjust trial. He prayed, “My Father, if it is possible let this cup pass from me,” (Matthew 26:39) which is the first part of his prayer that inspires us to ask God to deliver persecuted Christians from harm.

 

Pray for: Maldives (14) and Saudi Arabia (13)

 

20 Oct - The second part of Jesus’ prayer in Matthew 26 continues. “Yet not my will, but yours be done.” Part of our prayer can be that God will deliver Christians from chains, as he did for Peter in Acts 12. But we also pray that if God does not see fit to supernaturally intervene in such a way, that we will intervene to strengthen these believers no matter the outcome.

 

Pray for: Nigeria (12) and Syria (11)

 

21 Oct -  Pray their witness would inspire those who seek to harm them.

“But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” (Luke  6:27-31)

When Christians are able to maintain perspective like this, their actions are often noticed by those who persecute them. In the case of Paul and Silas, praying and singing and praise in the face of hardship, were observed by both their jailers and other prisoners. In acting out of faith despite their circumstances, they were able to share the gospel with their captors in an opportune moment, and the jailer and his family came to believe as well (Acts 16:34).

 

Pray for: India (10) and Iran (9)

 

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 anf fasting throughout the month the events shown below will continue to be part of our programme in addition to our Sunday morning services.

Every Monday

Meet for prayer 7.30 -  9.00 PM

Every Thursday

School of Theology
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.

 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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Turning Point church

 +44 (0)7468 514739

michael@turningointchurch.co.uk

27A, Morley Road

Pokesdown

BOURNEMOUTH BH65 2JJ

United Kingdom

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