Beacon Church

24hr Prayer April

Thank you for signing up to pray during our 24 Hours of Prayer.  Though we cannot be physically together we want to join our prayers as one as we lift up our friends, families and neighbours to God.  We want to lift up our nation and its leaders and pray for God’s kingdom to come and his will to be done in our lives and in our world.


This page is a resource you can use to help guide your time of prayer.  You will find music you can play during your prayer time, guided prayer points, and some interactive spaces to offer prayers that we can all join together in praying.  We hope you’ll be able to make use of this to encourage your time of prayer.

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Worship Music

Here are a couple suggestions for worship music that you could play during your prayer time. They are 1 or 2 hours so will last throughout your time of prayer.

Knowing God

In last months 24hrs of prayer we looked at the armour of God. Now that we have readied ourselves with God’s armour this month we will be looking at ‘Knowing God’. We will think and pray about our relationship with God, those who don’t yet have a relationship with God, inviting God into our relationships and inviting God into our time of isolation.

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Our Relationship With God

In these unsettling times it can be difficult to see where God is amongst the fear and uncertainty.
This is a time that we need to deepen our personal relationship with God. Such a deeper relationship will give each individual child of God more security, less fear and a better understanding of what to pray and how to pray, a knowledge that you are not alone in your isolation and that God is with you. As you read through the following verses and texts pray for yourself and your personal relationship with God right now.

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Read Through Psalm 46 (print it out here)

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Come and see what the Lord has done,
    the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields[d] with fire.
10 He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.’
11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

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Reflections on Psalm 46

(Nicky Gumbel, Bible in One Year App)
The Lord encourages us to ‘Be still and know that I am God’ (Ps46v10). If you take this time to be still and to listen to him, you see in this psalm some of the blessings that come from knowing his presence with you.
Peace: ‘God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble, Therefore we will not fear
Joy: ‘There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God’. Jesus spoke of the Holy Spirit bringing ‘streams of living water’ (John 7v38). This river is now not in a physical city but in your heart
Security: ‘God is within her, she will not fall; God will hep her at break of day’ (v5)
Protection: ‘The Lord Almighty is with us, the God of Jacob is our fortress’ (vv 7, 11)- God fights for us and protects us.(v11, MSG)

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When you read Psalm 46, what stood out to you the most?
Which do you feel you need most right now: peace, joy, security or protection?
Reflect on this then pray to God for you to feel a deeper sense of God in this area.
Think of someone who doesn’t yet know Jesus. What do they need to know right now – peace, joy, security or protection?
Pray that they may know the God of this Psalm.

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Reflections on Isaiah 41:10

Read through Isaiah 41:10 in the picture below or here.
Use this verse as a prayer for your relationship with God. Then try to memorise it if you can.

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Father’s Love Letter

As our final reflection on our own relationship with God watch the video below and reflect on God’s promises for you.
Which of these stands out the most? Pray about this now, thanking God for the promises he has given you through his word.

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Bringing Others Into Relationship With God

In this section we will be thinking about and praying for those that don’t yet know God or have a relationship with Him.




Pray for the people whose names you have added, knowing their personal circumstances pray for them by name, asking God to break through into their lives.
Use the verse below to guide your prayers.

If for any reason you can’t see the image the verses are Ezekiel 11:19-20.


Now choose three names from the list above that others have written, Then, pray for those people as you feel led.


Inviting God Into Our Relationships

Now let us pray for others, family relationships coping with the present crisis, the manic-ness of work, finances, children, home schooling, health and missing loved ones; that in the midst of all this God is right here with us.
Think of those you are in relationship with (husbands, wives, children, parents, siblings, friends, neighbours) and use the picture below to guide your prayers.
Think about the areas where those loved ones might be in pain, distress, discomfort or have fractured relationships. Pray for God’s guidance and impact


Having lifted all these concerns to God read Psalm 25:1-5 in the image below.
Pray that you will trust God with all the relationships and issues that you have placed in his hands.



Inviting God Into Our Isolation

As we draw to a close let us both invite God into our isolation and lives at home or at work
Let’s consider what God is saying to us and let’s pray his blessing over our week to come.
Pray that your trust in God will only increase over this following week. Use the verse in the image below from Proverbs 3:5-6 to help guide your prayers.

Prayer Wall

Please make use of the prayer wall below to share your prayers, pictures, encouragements or whatever you feel God is placing on your heart throughout this time of prayer. These will then be published below.

Your response and those of others who have already prayed should be listed below (this make take a couple of minutes to update and you may need to refresh your page).

Read through these and use them to guide your prayers.


Worship 6-7pm Sat 25th April

Please do rejoin us again to close the 24hrs of Prayer this April with an hours worship event hosted by Pastor Alex with worship from the Beacon Team.
You can join this via zoom on https://zoom.us/j/93092144729
You can find the song words for the worship event here.

Final Blessing

Use the verse in the image below as a final blessing over your time in prayer.
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