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.
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.
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)
1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
8 Come and see what the Lord has done,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 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)
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 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.)