UK Coastal Prayer Chain – Sat 21st September 2019

Jen Gaskin, who lives in Chelmsford and is known to CTNTP, has just released details of a vision she has for a Prayer Chain around the UK coastline, to happen on Saturday 21st September 2019.

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Jen says:

“The Lord spoke to me sometime ago re: this mission. With all that is going on in our country I believe God is saying, ‘Now is the time‘.

I prayed and asked for a date and awoke one morning with 21st September on my mind. My first thought was ‘Is it a Saturday?’ A friend suggested looking up the relevance of this date. It is International Peace Day!

So far, all The Lord has shown me is for Christians to form a Prayer Chain at midday and declare The Lord’s Prayer in unison.

I am extending an invitation to you, your family, friends church or ministry to take part in this.

Please feel free to arrange worship and further prayer before of after midday. Let’s not forget that we are all part of God’s Spiritual Land Army.

email: ukcoastalprayerchain@gmail.com

Facebook: Coastline Prayer Chain

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Prayer for our Prisons – introducing Daylight

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Daylight is a Christian charity that exists to share the Gospel with prisoners, to support prisoners during their sentences and to provide practical post-release support to reduce the likelihood of reoffending.

Website: www.daylightcpt.org

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Jonny has been coming along to one of our weekly Bible study groups for the past five years. Knowing he was due to be released the following week, at his last session we asked him to share his testimony with the other men.

He spoke about committing his crime six years ago and then going on the run for several months. Feeling he couldn’t face prison or continue to run, he was moments from taking his life when someone pulled him back and persuaded him to give himself up. Jonny became a Christian in prison and has hardly missed a Bible study session over the years he has been there. We have seen him grow in grace and spiritual understanding and he has now become a really mature believer.

Please pray that Jonny will continue to know the Lord’s presence and leading in his life after release and that the church he is attending will support and encourage him in his Christian walk…

To read the complete newsletter – click here to open as a pdf document.

Love London – July 12th 2019

CTNTP is pleased to promote this initiative organised by our Team Member and Leader of Passion for the Nation, Suzanne Ferrett:

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A day to pray, worship and very specifically make declarations on the hour, every hour from 6am – 6pm;  in homes, streets or workplaces on behalf of London.

We are aware of the challenges that face so many of our cities at this time but underneath the shaking and the issues, God is at work. He shakes things, so that something else can be established and there is tremendous potential at the moment for an outpouring of His Spirit into our land  to touch people with His mercy and kindness, drawing them to salvation. However, alongside He is also working to re-establish righteousness, justice, mercy and truth within our culture, from Government & institutions to every aspect of society. While these things are national, I  believe this is a particular time for London which I have spelt out in a seven minute video.

Please take a few minutes to read below or view/download as a printable A4 PDF document – click here.

Thank you – Suzanne Ferrett

www.pftn.co.uk

email info@pftn.uk


Passion for the nation union jackLOVE LONDON  – July 12th 2019 

A Call to Stand  with our Capital City, to Bless, to Honour and to Declare God’s purposes for the days ahead.

Your sons will marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you‘ Isaiah 62:6

So that:

  • The fullness of revival and awakening is released.
  • The life, love and goodness of God burst out.
  • Lives and communities are permanently transformed.
  • Righteousness, justice and integrity become the hallmarks of all our Government, institutions and society.
  • Government, central and in local boroughs, move in alignment with the purposes of God.
  • Everything that has been released in London, multiplies across the land.

So we  are asking individuals  to take JULY 12TH as a day to pray, worship and very specifically make declarations on the hour, every hour from 6am – 6pm;  in their homes, streets or workplaces on behalf of London.  Declarations have the power to change atmospheres and to lay new foundations. These declarations will be short, based on the word of God, Kingdom focused and made available for download from our website and other partnering websites.

It is a day to release the sound of Heaven over our Capital city, to fill the atmosphere with His word and to lay new foundations for the future.

Please take a few minutes to listen to one of our videos:

  • Short overview
  • Seven min version with a full description

 

Your Nation Needs YOU – prayers, declarations and blessings – a new guide

We reproduce a recent circulation from Call to Prayer, Norwich:

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We are writing to let you know that a new booklet has been produced by Jill Gower and Robbie Bain entitled ‘Your Nation Needs You’.  With an explanatory section at the front, this gives 40 days of prayers, declarations and blessings to speak over our nation as the spiritual battle intensifies.

Your Nation Needs YouAs you know, there is such power in speaking out the Word of God and in the prayer of agreement, and we invite you to join with us in this.

Our earlier booklets have gone all over this country and beyond, mainly through people sharing them with friends.  It is a great encouragement to us to know how many are using these already – thank you for your faithfulness.  We believe that now is the time for another mighty push!

The booklets are available through our website Shop – http://www.call2prayer.co.uk for £3 each plus postage.

Network for Revival – June Newsletter

We are pleased to reproduce the latest Newsletter of Rev Tony Higton’s, Network for Revival.

Please go to networkforrevival.co.uk for further details or contact Tony at email: tony@higton.info

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We need to seek a personal revival of holiness

If we are praying for revival we need to remember that revival begins at home – with me. We need to allow the Lord to transform our lives. It may not be as spectacular as full corporate revival can be but it should be just as transforming. Revival centres on repentance.

However, longing for revival is not the prime motive for seeking deeper personal holiness. The first motive is for God’s sake.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the deep way God has been dealing with me since I started in-depth prayer for revival is his taking a passage of Scripture I’ve known for decades and causing it to affect me as if I’d never read it before. This happened recently over one thing Jesus said in the Garden of Gethsemane. He was utterly horrified at the prospect of bearing the judgment of God against all human sin. He said “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death” (Matt 26:38). The intensity of his grief, in itself, could have killed him as he contemplated bearing the enormous load of human guilt, the unutterable weight of our sins and transgressions, and being ‘made a curse for us.’ He was bearing a hideous burden which is beyond our imagination, especially to one who had from eternity lived in the most intimate and unbroken communion with his Father. Just think about it.

This verse had the most profound effect on me. Yes, I can apply it to the sins of the church or society for which we urgently need revival. But before doing that I must apply it to my own sins, which he bore. Knowing what he went through in the Garden of Gethsemane, how can we tolerate sin in our lives?

It was, of course, followed by the ultimate agony of “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” This is the most painful statement in the whole of human history. This is Jesus experiencing the full horror of bearing human sin. He is experiencing a real separation from God his Father (and yet, paradoxically, the unity of the Trinity was, of course, unaffected). His words were an expression of ultimate pain and horror. He asked “Why?” but he knew the answer. Following the tradition of the psalmist, he expressed his excruciating agony in the question “Why?”

This is why we must search our hearts and examine our lives, then repent in depth for whatever we find – however ‘small’ – which is dishonouring to the Lord. That is as much a part of preparation for revival as persistent, in-depth intercession. After all, one of the great promises of Jesus to answer prayer is If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” (Jn 15:7). Deep commitment (which, of course, includes in-depth repentance) is the condition for receiving the answer to our prayers which we strongly desire.

As we allow the Lord to deal with our own sins then we can focus on the fact that the intense suffering of our Lord Jesus is a powerful motive for praying for revival. He did this for the church, which so often fails and tolerates sin. He did this for the society, which, in the West, largely ignores him. The suffering (the blood) of Christ is ignored and trampled underfoot. I recommend meditating at length on this.

We must pray for revival for Christ’s sake.

The methods God uses to work out his purposes

I have majored on holiness above, as one vital aspect of preparing for revival. So now I am focusing again on the other vital aspect – prayer. God wants us to learn how to:

·         intercede in greater depth than we have experienced before

·         to persevere in prayer.

·         To pray in faith

If we are seeking to pray in depth for revival we need to remember that one of the main ways God will train us in such intercession is through difficulty, disappointment and delay which test our faith. Obviously, the devil will also step up attacks on us and recognising what is going on is an important part of fighting back. The devil doesn’t want revival!

We need to react positively to such experiences. Paul says “We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope” (Rom 5:3-4). Similarly James writes Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything” (Jas 1:2-40).

I have written recently about this – CLICK HERE TO VIEW –  The purpose of this paper is to show the biblical backing for believing that God often works out his purposes through disappointments, (sometimes very threatening) hindrances and human failings. These experiences are not unusual or apparently unfair exceptions inflicted on a few people. They are a fairly normal way in which God works out his purposes. Most important, however difficult to understand, in no way do they imply a lack of love, compassion and faithfulness on God’s part. Nor should they deflect us from praying in faith on the basis of the Lord’s remarkable promises to answer prayer.

The paper covers the following points

·         God allows temporary, even long-term, hindrances to his purposes

·         God fulfils his purposes through the (sometimes sinful) human behaviour

·         God fulfils his purposes through negative events

·         God works out his beneficial purposes through delayed answer to prayer of others

·         God allows good people to face difficult experiences

·         God wants us to pray in faith (and what that means in practice).

·         Appendix: Jesus’ prayer in Gethsemane about the cup of suffering (which some people mistakenly think means we should always pray an “if it be thy will” prayer rather than claiming God’s promises to answer our prayers and believing he will do so – including for revival).

Quotations about revival

An experience of Revival in Arnol, Lewis “A wonderful thing happened. It was near the end of the meeting. My brother and I heard heavenly music as if it came out from the closet under the stairs. It seemed that a heavenly choir was passing through! It was somehow not like voices but like an orchestra, yet more wonderful. It was simply a marvellous sound. It was heavenly! It wafted through from under the stairs and moved slowly across the foyer and out through the front door. We looked at each other. I leaned across and whispered, ‘Calum, did you hear that?’ He nodded. Mrs MacFarlane, the minister’s wife, was sitting in the doorway. She heard it too. She looked at us and saw that we were amazed for we had heard the heavenly music. She rose, tip-toed across to us and said, Did you hear that too?’”

A similar experience in Lemreway, Lewis “Just after this period of refreshing in Lemreway, there were about twelve people in the manse one night after a meeting. …. Having filled their cups with tea I walked from the dining-room to the kitchen and between the doors I heard wonderful singing. I stood in the doorway and said. ‘Where is that singing coming from?’ It seemed to be like heavenly singing. I had never heard anything like it. Another of the ladies heard it as well and said. ‘I heard it when you were in the dining-room filling the cups.’!” (Colin & Mary Peckham, Sounds from Heaven, p. 215, 230).

God bless you

Tony

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UPRising Europe – are you able to go/support/pray?

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United Prayer Rising for Europe, or UPRising Europe, is a prayer and worship gathering inviting people from every nation in Europe to contend for an awakening in the next generation.

8th – 11th July 2019, UPRising Europe comes to Britain, to Ashburnham Place, Battle, East Sussex – a gathering from 51 nations, to see the youth of our continent and nation awakened for The Kingdom!

The event is for all ages – you might be able to go, if not, you can pray – you may be able to give – CTNTP understands that money is still required towards covering event costs.

Read more below and on the UPRising Europe website – www.uprisingeurope.org

Give here: www.uprisingeurope.org/donate.html

Be part of a Kingdom Movement that is gathering momentum across the face of the earth – Great Britain is surely next?

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Have you thought of praying for our Countryside?

‘Hope for the Countryside’ is a partnership between Agricultural Christian Fellowship, Village Hope, the World Prayer Centre and Top Barn Trust.

Their aim is to mobilise and resource prayer for rural Britain, to see beacons of prayer lighting up the countryside and for a fresh move of the Holy Spirit across the countryside of our nation.

Here is their latest newsletter. If you would like to contact them, maybe to receive it regularly, email: info@villagehope.org.uk

Village Hope: villagehope.uk

Agricultural Christian Fellowship www.acfhub.com


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Hope for the Countryside - June 2019