Beacon Church

24hr Prayer May

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.

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.
1 Hour Deep Prayer Music
2 Hours Worship Piano Music

This Month’s Theme: Heal Our Land

The theme this month is ‘Heal Our Land’ this is based on the verse from 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
This is a fantastic cry for us to depend on God, to place this nation into his hands, to repent, to follow him and to see many turn to him as their King! All that in one verse!!
Let this verse rest with you during your time of prayer, let God’s Spirit work in you by his Word and guide your prayers.
This month we will follow a format of PRAY-ing. We will work through the time in four stages of P – Pausing, R – Rejoicing, A – Asking and Y – Yielding. I hope you find this time helpful and as with previous months please do share your prayers on the prayer walls provided. There is a lot of content here so you may want to scroll through to see which bits of content you want to focus on.

Pray 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.

Take five minutes to be quiet and still, seek the presence of God, welcome the Holy Spirit

Read and pray through Psalm 91 (print it out here)

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save you
    from the fowler’s snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
    and see the punishment of the wicked.
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

Worship to Blessed Be Your Name by Matt Redman

Read and pray through 2 Chronicles 7:14 below

Read through the definition below and if helpful reflect on the verses highlighted.

The prayer points below focus on the current pandemic. Use them as guidance spending several minutes on each as you feel led

Pray for the containment of the virus Pray for God’s intervention in the nations most affected
Pray for the ill and isolated
Pray that God will make his presence felt in the solitude, and strengthen, heal and protect them
Pray for our local and national leaders
Pray for our health professionals
Pray for those affected in other ways by the pandemic

Add the names of anyone you would like the prayer team to continue to pray for this week on the wall below. These names will be on public view so please use discretion.

This could be people who have come to mind whilst using the prayer points above, people who rest on your heart as loved ones or those you desperately want to see come to faith. Delight in the fact that they will be prayed over again by others this coming week!

Pray through Numbers 6: 24-26. Use it as a blessing over the people you just prayed for and listed on the wall. The first version is in English, the second in Hebrew, use which ever version is most helpful to you.

Pray for revival!

Lift to God the names of those you know and want to see saved!
Pray for our town and our nation that we would see a great turning towards Jesus. Pray for repentance and revival.
Use the UK Blessing in worship and as you watch or sing lift those people, your community, this town, this nation to God.

Dwell on Gods promises to us, in His Word we put our hope….
Read and be reassured by Psalm 130:5

Consider how events like this pandemic can help us to grow….

Read and pray through Romans 5:3-5 below.

If you would like to, try and learn these verses using this song here

As we draw to the end of this prayer time use this prayer of yielding, written by Pete Greig by reading through it and pray yourself as you are led. 

(There are some words in here you may not be familiar with such as Jehovah Shalom, Jehovah Rapha and El Shaddai these are different names of God in Hebrew, their meaning is written immediately after them as Lord of peace, God who heals and Lord God almighty. Why use words from another language? Because whilst we often just use the word ‘God’ each of these names of God expresses a different part of his character.)

Lord Jesus Christ, we ask you to protect us from the spread of the coronavirus. You are powerful and merciful; let this be our prayer – 
“Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.” (Psalm 57:1) 

Jehovah Shalom, Lord of Peace, we remember those living in coronavirus hotspots and those currently in isolation. May they know your presence in their isolation, your peace in their turmoil and your patience in their waiting. Prince of Peace, you are powerful and merciful; let this be their prayer – “May your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need. Help us, God our Saviour, for the glory of your name.” (Psalm 79:8) 

God of all Comfort and Counsel, we pray for those who are grieving, reeling from the sudden loss of loved-ones. May they find your fellowship in their suffering, your comfort in their loss, and your hope in their despair. We name before you those known to us who are vulnerable and scared – the frail, the sick and the elderly. [pause] God of all Comfort, you are powerful and merciful; may this be our prayer – 
“He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us.” (2 Corinthians 1:10) 

Jehovah Rapha, God who heals, we pray for all medical professionals dealing daily with the intense pressures of this crisis. Grant them resilience in weariness, discernment in diagnosis, and compassion upon compassion as they care. We thank you for the army of researchers working steadily and quietly towards a cure – give them clarity, serendipity and unexpected breakthroughs today. Would you rise above this present darkness as the Sun of Righteousness with healing in your rays. May this be our prayer – “Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” (Jeremiah 32:17) 

God of all Wisdom, we pray for our leaders: the World Health Organisation, national governments, and local leaders too – heads of schools, hospitals and other institutions. Since you have positioned these people in public service for this hour, we ask you to grant them wisdom beyond their own wisdom to contain this virus, faith beyond their own faith to fight this fear, and strength beyond their own strength to sustain vital institutions through this time of turmoil. God of all Wisdom and Counsel, you are powerful and merciful; may this be our prayer – “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear” (Psalms 46:1-2) 

I bless you with the words of Psalm 91:“Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.” (Psalm 91:3-7) 

“Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.” (Psalm 4:1) 
May El Shaddai, the Lord God Almighty who loves you protect you. May Jesus Christ, His Son who died for you save you. And may the Holy Spirit who broods over the chaos and fills you with his presence, intercede for you and in you for others at this time. 

“The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (2 Timothy 4:18) 

Be still. Breathe deeply, thank God for His presence, and release into His hands all you have prayed this last hour.

If there is anything you feel God has placed in your head or heart during this time that you would like to share with others please add it to the wall below.

These comments will be anonymous and will be visible to everyone who views this page.

Many thanks to the Cranston’s Small Group for providing this month’s prayer page content.
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