An invitation from Ian Cole, Founder of World Prayer Centre, to pray in Birmingham for this coming Monday, 10th December – www.worldprayer.org.uk
According to our politicians, we as a nation are facing some of the most critical days in the last 40 to 50 years and possibly, even longer than that; the decisions being made will affect generations to come.
At this most vulnerable time for the nation, as followers of Jesus, we have a responsibility and a duty to pray for our Queen, our political leaders, our security services and our church leaders. Most of us are not in these categories but the Bible tells us that each one of us are priests, proclaimers and pray-ers.
As Priests, we stand in the gap as an intermediary between earth and heaven on behalf of our families, communities and nation. We declared at Trumpet Call last June that as we humble ourselves, pray, seek God and turn from our wicked ways, that He will hear, He will forgive, and He will heal. As priests, we have a great High Priest who always intercedes for us. We do not stand alone.
As Proclaimers, we are preaching by word and action that even in a time of great uncertainty and vulnerability, this is a day of good news. Today as on every day, Jesus the Light of the World dispels the darkness of evil, helps us to repent of our sins, and as we give our lives to Him He gives us His life, eternal life, and heaven’s life.
As Pray-ers, we take our place in Heaven’s throne room and pray in the name of Jesus that God by His Spirit, will move in the hearts and minds of people across every spectrum of society, convicting of sin, bringing revelation of Jesus as their Lord and Saviour and a wonderful knowledge of eternal life.
As Priests, Proclaimers and Pray-ers, let us not be deflected by Brexit. Of course it is very important, but it is more important for our families, communities and nation to know whether they will be in or out of heaven, than in or out of the EU.
We shall stand together in these days by the grace of God and declare with the Psalmist, “I will lift my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord the Maker of heaven and earth…” Psalm 121.
By the way, there is no panic or confusion in heaven over Brexit, so we pray, “Your will be done in London and Brussels, as it is in heaven”.
Our national prayer conference is at Swanwick on 11-13 March 2019 has the theme – REBUILD, RESTORE, RENEW. It comes at a massively significant time for the nation. don’t forget to book in here.
Our next WATCH + PRAY day is next Monday 10 December from 10.30am at WPC prayer room, Ethel Street, Birmingham, B2 4BG. We will be praying into Brexit as the parliamentary vote takes place the next day. We hope you can join us. Click here to find out more.
Founder of World Prayer Centre