19 March 2020
In these uncertain days – whether weeks or months – we can all pray. Perhaps now more than ever, it is time for Christians to speak hope and healing over our families and friends, over our colleagues and workplaces, over children and the elderly, over our country and our world, over all people and in all places during this challenging time. Read more about how YOU can join the national day of prayer for coronavirus…
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Jeremiah 29:11 is a verse that many Christians are familiar with. A promise in scripture that encourages us in times of testing, transition and uncertainty. Perhaps now more than ever, this verse is a promise we need to hold onto – not just from an individual perspective, but from a communal one too. Now is the time to speak this verse aloud over our families and friends, over our colleagues and workplaces, over children and the elderly, over our country and our world, over all people and in all places during this challenging time.
“Consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly; gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of the Lord your God and cry out to the Lord.” Joel 1:14
In these uncertain days – whether weeks or months – we can all pray. We can all ‘cry out to the Lord’, as it says in Joel, for there is power in the ‘prayers of the many’ (2 Corinthians 1:11). The story of Esther is also a remarkable example of the power of unified prayer. Let us stand, stirred and committed, trusting in the power of prayer and awaiting God’s miraculous breakthrough, hope and healing in our world at this time.
Click here to find out how to join the national day of prayer on 22nd March, and for more resources.
Calling for unity and the prayers of believers standing together is not only something we see in Scripture but also something that is part of our British history. In 1940, Winston Churchill called for a national day of prayer as British troops faced an attack from German troops which was seen as impossible to overcome. During this time, people cried out to God throughout Britain and five days later the news was heard of the successful evacuation of the British army from Dunkirk. If God delivered then, he can do the same now. Now is the time to stand on the inheritance of our past and seek the breaking in of the Kingdom of God in our current situation.
Let us declare that there is a HOPE and a FUTURE in Jesus Christ for our county and our world.
We hope that the video and the resources on this site will inspire and equip us all to stand shoulder to shoulder in love, action & prayer and see God’s Kingdom come and his will be done here on earth.