John & Jackie Bedford

Hi everyone,
Our hour flew by, it was very emotional, the Lord was here. We ended by singing ..
In Christ Alone (See video) because He alone can get us out of the crisis we are in, He alone can guide the doctors and scientists.
We are really missing our Church family, God Bless you all and keep you safe, with love

Susan Clark

As I began my hour of prayer this morning, sitting looking out on our garden, a large bubble floated by containing a beautiful rainbow.  There was no sound of children playing but there it was.  It reminded me of God’s promise to Noah in Genesis 9.17.  The rainbow “is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth”.  Thank you Lord.

Lynne White

This always gives me a sense of peace.
“I can deny the power of evil things.
Underneath the shelter of Thy wings.. … I rest in quiet confidence … for… Thou art my refuge and defence.
I deny that Satan can destroy my citadel of spiritual joy ….
On Thy gracious promises I stand.
Though art my God.
My life is in Thy hand. ”

Psalm 46..
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”

Thank you to everyone for the prayer vigil and this opportunity to share it with you all.
God bless
Lynne White

Mary Chesterfield

As we prayed in our home the following 2 verses struck me as especially helpful at the moment:-

Romans 8: 38-39
‘For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord’

Great words to think about as we need to be so aware of God’s presence and love with us at this difficult time.

Cassie King

During my prayer time with the Lord, I received pictures and verses.
After a while of prayer, images formed rapidly before my closed eyes:

An image of the sun as an orb, an Eagle with outstretched wings, flew from it.
There were five square, hand carved wooden blocks with letters or images of some sort.
Followed an image of a full term foetus within a womb.
The wooden blocks now form an arch shaped bridge.
A man sits, shackled to one end of the bridge by a long chain.
At the other end of the bridge, stands Jesus.

Lastly I saw the words
‘Those who trust in the Lord.’

Immediately after giving praise and asking if there was more to come, I opened my Bible at Haggai 2: 7-9

I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the Lord Almighty.  ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”

All praise and glory to our faithful God, and for His precious promises.

Leroy Green

These words came to me and a picture of a light flooding from a cross shaped door that people could walk through
“The door is open walk with me!!”
Then was listening to Isaiah the shone through.
“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” Isaiah 40:8

Norah Morton

‌Hello from France!
When praying with you all on Saturday I was led to Isaiah 43 vv 10 – 12 :

“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,
“and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
nor will there be one after me.
I, even I, am the Lord,
and apart from me there is no saviour.
I have revealed and saved and proclaimed –
I, and not some foreign god among you.
You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,
“that I am God.”

I pray that, since God himself has chosen us, we will know and believe Him and understand that He is He.

That we understand that He calls us His witnesses.  We open our eyes, ears and hearts in order to grasp the fact that He is the Lord, that apart from Him there is no saviour and that He, and He alone, has revealed and saved and proclaimed.

May we really know in our “knower” that He is God.
Bless you all,
Norah

Tom Harflett

During the prayer day I was reminded of a time I had with Helen a few weeks before she died.
She was saying that although she had been a Christian most of her life she ķnew very little abut the hope of life after death and she asked me to read to her again and again the key passages in the Bible.  She said she felt that death was a taboo subject even in the church.  She asked me if I could talk to people about it after she was gone to remove some of the fear that we all have of death.
In the last 5 years I have been very near to death twice and  was with Helen when she died.  At each of the three occasions the Holy Spirt was very present and he took away all fear of dieing and death.  There is still the very real pain of berevement for those left behind but “we do not grieve like the rest of  mankind who have no hope.”
At that time I sensed the Holy Spirit saying that in the future we would become much more familiar with death and we need to prepare the church to deal with this.  I assumed it was a warning about the looming crisis of antibiotic resistance and I did not quite know what to do about it.  I did the Cross Talk on Death and Resurrection, but felt I was answering questions only I was asking because of my own loss of Helen.  I guess it’s time for us to seek God and search the Scriptures about the glorious future that awaits us in the age to come.  God’s perfect love really does cast out fear!
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear” 1 John 4:18

Clarissa Shaw-Notice

I started my prayers at midnight-1am and then with Lloyd from 9am-10am
I believe the Holy Spirit drew my attention to Psalm 8 
Pointing out the majesty and splendor of God David says God’s glorious majesty streams from the heavens filling the earth.
By the songs of babys and the chorus of singing children, strenght rises and He builds a stronghold.
This is the kind of praise God wants from us because our prayers and praise has the power to still all fear, calm all anxiety and break the power of the enemy. And the enemy at this time is this virus. Childlike worship will silence the madness of what is going on around our world. The amazing and beautiful world created by our loving Father.
Compared to all the cosmic glory, why should He be bothered with us?
Love, simply love, and He is remaining us in this psalm that He loves us, and everything is in submission to us, even this virus
Our God is an awesome God
Blessings
Clarissa

Louise Champness

1) I had a picture of a community building a city. They were working incredibly hard and hardly ever resting. They were then forced back to their homes, which were huts, and forced to stay there. Soon the roofs of the huts opened to reveal a starlit sky. I sensed God wants us to be still and wonder. And that by doing so, we’ll be reminded of who God is and what he’s done, and who we are.
Psalm 8 went with this ‘when I consider the heavens….’

2) Praying for keyworkers and those who are far busier than before. Reminded of the story of Elijah in 1 Kings 19: he was sustained for 40 days on just a few meals that God provided for him. Sense that there is supernatural energy available and we just need to ask. Also reminded of the story of Esther and that these people are ‘anointed for such a time as this.’

3) A picture of believers lying down and God pouring honey upon us. Deep, restful, heavy sleep. ‘In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone O Lord make me dwell in safety.’ Psalm 4:8

Hope that’s helpful and that you can all enjoy some sunshine today.
Much love,
Lou x