Posts from February 2021

Posts from February 2021

Lent: Day 10

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GATHER. Pray that, when we meet on Sundays, in Life Groups, Prayer Triplets and in other contexts, we will be marked by love and honour towards one another. 5 FOR 5 Pray for 5 people you know, who aren’t yet followers of Jesus. Ask God to enable them to see his love and to bring them into a real relationship with Jesus as Friend, Saviour and Lord. MY BIG ASK Pray for the one thing you…

Lent: Day 9

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GROW. Ask God to show us the spiritual gifts among us. Ask for an outpouring of new gifts, and that these would be used effectively to serve him … ” to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness…

Lent: Day 8

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GATHER. Pray for tonight’s Church Members’ Meeting. May the love of Jesus be at the heart of all we do and say. Ask that, as we pray and fast during these 40 days, we would discern what God, by his Spirit, says to us at this time. Why not join us at 7pm tonight for half an hour of prayer in the Well Lounge. 5 FOR 5 Pray for 5 people you know, who aren’t yet…

Lent: Day 7

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GO. Pray for Renew Well, asking God that people will truly find it to be a quiet, shared space where it’s ok not to be ok. Pray that people who need what Renew Well offers, will find it. Through the quiet and gentle prayer times, may people find hope, strength, and new life in Jesus. Why not join us at Renew Well – prayer in the Well Lounge at 10.45am, 1.15pm, 2.45pm. 5 FOR 5 Pray…

Godly Sorrow

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” Matthew 5:4 In light of the current global pandemic, this verse feels quite apt. I think we have all been, or certainly know of people who are, in some stage of mourning due to Covid-19. Whether that be over the loss of a loved one, the loss of being able to be with family because they don’t live here, the loss of a job etc; there are a lot of…

Lent: Day 6

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GO. Ask for God’s blessing on First Steps. May there be lots of fun, good relationships, moments of godly input into people’s lives, and may the parents, grandparents and carers build bridges between First Steps and our Sunday worship. 5 FOR 5 Pray for 5 people you know, who aren’t yet followers of Jesus. Ask God to enable them to see his love and to bring them into a real relationship with Jesus as Friend, Saviour…

Lent: Day 5

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GO. Pray for the work of Graih. Thank God for his protection over the years. Ask that the guests of the drop-in and night shelter would experience and hear of God’s love. Why not join us for our Zoom prayer gathering this evening at 7pm. 5 FOR 5 Pray for 5 people you know, who aren’t yet followers of Jesus. Ask God to enable them to see his love and to bring them into a real…

Lent: Day 4

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GLORIFY. Pray for our Sunday Morning gathering and for Sunday Live. Ask God that we will encounter and be changed by him, that people will find new life in Jesus, and that our worship will bring a smile to His face. Our theme is: “Your Church Needs You – Going Together.” Pray that we will be emboldened to share the love of Jesus with people around us. Pray for opportunities to speak to someone about Jesus…

Lent: Day 3

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GATHER. Pray for the people who are considering becoming members at Broadway. Ask the Lord to increase our commitment to one another and deepen our love for one another. Pray that love would grow deeper between generations, between new and established people, between different races and backgrounds. May this be true of us: “We no longer see each other in our former state – Jew or non-Jew, rich or poor, male or female – because we’re…

Lent: DAY 2

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GLORIFY. Ask God to stir our hearts so to be people who seek him passionately and faithfully, with prayer and fasting. “Whenever God intends great blessing for his people, the first thing he does is to set them a-praying” (Matthew Henry). Why not join us at 7pm 5 FOR 5 Pray for 5 people you know, who aren’t yet followers of Jesus. Ask God to enable them to see his love and to bring them into…

Lent: Day 1

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GLORIFY. William Temple, a previous Archbishop of Canterbury, said: “To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God.” Pray that this will be true among us. Why not join us at Renew Well – prayer in the Well Lounge…

ToowayhOn

We are probably all familiar with the word “blessed” (#blessed!). We know what it means: consecrated; sacred; holy; bringing happiness and thankfulness. But have you heard of the word Toowayhon (pronounced like a sassy teenager saying “two way hun!”)? I came across this word and its meaning whilst doing some research on the Beatitudes (which is the topic for the next few blogs), and it has literally changed how I read them. Toowayhon is an Aramaic word (Aramaic being the…