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Tearfund works tirelessly to help communities escape the very worst effects of poverty and disaster. They believe that the same people facing these troubles also have the best ideas about the ways they can overcome them. So Tearfund listens and then helps people to utilise their resourcefulness and determination to overcome their circumstances. When disaster strikes, Tearfund and its local partners are usually already present, hard at work in those very places. They have been responding to emergencies since 1968, working alongside local churches and Christian organisations wherever possible. They know the people, they know the problems and so often they can see simple, inexpensive solutions.
For the jubilee celebrations, the Church of England has produced a range of liturgical resources for churches to use. The resources produced by HOPE Together include ‘Our Faithful Queen’, a gift book using rarely-seen prayers the Queen prayed as she prepared for the Coronation; a Happylands book ‘The Girl Who Grew Up To Be Queen’ for under-5s;' a YouTube video, from the team that brought together ‘The UK Blessing’ during lockdown, featuring choirs from around the Commonwealth singing the new anthem; and ‘70 Acts of Service’, an invitation to communities to celebrate by serving others.
What a tumultuous time in which we are living with the most significant election for America in our lifetimes happening a few days from today on November 3. The outcome will affect not only the USA but the whole world.
We have collated a few resources and prayer points to guide you as you intercede for our country at this crucial moment in our history.
Election Prayer Guides and Resources
Find lots of Resources and Election Prayer Guides at: https://ifapray.org/
Song with Prayer Points
In case you would find this video helpful that colleagues associated with the National Prayer Assembly (Terry and Barbi Franklin, worship leaders, and Eric Teitelman, videographer) and I have developed, it is yours to use to mobilize your church, prayer group, or prayer network to pray for America. Several general prayer concerns are attached to the video at the end as well.
As one ministry leader put it, we are "staring into the abyss" if unprincipled Leftist-Marxists who have been already trashing our cities with rioting were to win the presidency and other public offices also. Let's continue to pray and do so with all our hearts for the Lord's intervention and mercy to be upon the USA once again!
Watch this beautifully captured video of a sung prayer for America - for the Healing of our Land - followed by some prayer pointers as we pray for America in the run-up to the 2020 Presidential elections:
Hand in Hand we Declare - Jesus is Lord!
As one we stand... Amen!
7 Prayer Pointers for the Elections
- That we Americans will humbly repent of our many sins before God. (2 Chron. 7:14)
- That forces of evil seeking to divide us and overthrow our nation will be bound. (Matt. 18:18-19)
- That corruption in political leaders will be further revealed and covered truthfully by the mainstream media and tech companies.
- For the many Christians running for office and serving in government to be strengthened in grace and truth.
- That all will be moved to vote for life and Judeo-Christian values in our November 3 election.
- for the election of leaders who will govern in fear of God, truth, and hating covetousness.
- That America will be delivered and enabled to fulfill its God-given destiny and calling for the future.
Thank you for "standing in the gap" for America.
John Robb – Chairman
International Prayer Connect
There have been numerous significant regional and international gatherings over the last few months. We would encourage our partner networks to continue to use these wonderful replays and resources that are available on the YouTube channels listed below. They are a hugely valuable resource!
World Prayer Together on 19th September involved 10,000 people from 123 nations.
The theme of the 4-hour gathering was ‘Repentance, Reconciliation, Revival and Reaching all with His Gospel.’
Watch the Facebook Live Replays of 10 Days.
100,000 attended The Return in Washington and 10's of Millions watched the simulcast on TV and Online.
See Jonathan Cahn’s prophetic word for America.
The National Prayer Assembly drew together huge numbers worldwide to an online gathering to pray for America.
Let's continue to pray for His deliverance and destiny for the USA during this crucial election season. May the best days for America be in the coming months and years, serving as a blessing from the Lord, not only to its own citizens but to the rest of the world as well!
‘Beyond the Pandemic: Is there any word from the Lord?’ by Rev Dr Clifford Hill
When a pandemic is unleashed, how should Christians respond?
Beyond the Pandemic provides a Biblical view of the contemporary world situation.
It focuses upon what the Biblical prophets called “the deeds of the Lord” – the historical evidence of the activity of God in the life and times of the leaders of Israel and Judah, from Moses to Malachi. This revelation of the nature of God is set alongside contemporary events, providing a prophetic view of God’s purposes in these troubled times.
After years of warnings to our society, which has turned its back on Him, who is both Creator and Sovereign over the world in which we live, we must either repent or face yet worse afflictions; Hill points us to the only effective remedy – God’s word spoken through Isaiah 45:22, “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth, for I am God and there is no other.”
The Rev. Dr Clifford Hill MA, BD, PhD, Sociologist and Theologian, is a lecturer, preacher and broadcaster who has written over forty books. He is an ordained minister in the Congregational church, has led multi-ethnic congregation in London and continues to exercise pastoral oversight of an inner-city church.
He is editor-in-chief of Prophecy Today UK, which seeks to apply God’s word in the Bible to current affairs and, with his wife, Monica, is joint director of Issachar Ministries which supports Christians in prayer and action.
Beyond the Pandemic is published by Wilberforce Publications and is available to purchase:
Find out more at Wilberforce Publications: https://www.wilberforcepublications.co.uk/
The Film - 'Peacemakers: Crossing the Divide' brings a message of hope in the midst of the seemingly intractable conflict between Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs. The power of the gospel to transform lives through forgiveness and reconciliation is communicated by powerful personal stories of Jewish and Arab followers of Jesus.
This unique one-hour documentary film, along with an in-depth study guide, speak to deep issues of division in the church worldwide. Ultimately the film is about Jesus’ prayer for his followers:
“May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me…” John 17:23
Peacemakers: Crossing the Divide is officially released and available to download from the website: www.peacemakersfilm.org
Please feel free to promote this as widely as possible. Our goal is to not only see the film reach the English speaking audience, but also to have it translated into multiple languages. We believe the message of reconciliation and unity in the body of Christ is a message for the global church.
We are looking for advocates who share this vision and can help distribute the film through their networks.
Pastor Kevin Turpin, Associate Pastor, New Life Church, VA Beach, VA said, “Peacemakers is more than a film about conflict between Jews and Palestinians. It is a story that profiles the power of Christ. To nullify generational, religious, and political ideologies of hatred and division. To create a pathway for hearts to be reconciled and restored. It is, indeed, a magnificent story of redemption.
The film shows the extraordinary steps taken by individuals to experience reconciliation. Get ready for your own epiphany. Areas of your heart become open to reconciling with those who are different and you once opposed. The walls that divide are torn down through a full embrace of a small group of the Cross of Christ. Bob and Kathryn have chronicled well the hostility between Jews and Arabs. Therefore, the unique ways that God transforms hearts. Hearts which leads to a willingness to “cross the divide”.
If you have a weekly/regular prayer meeting and it has dwindled down to the “faithful few,” it’s time to take stock. If you are the organizer(s) of the prayer meetings, it can get discouraging if people are not participating in arguably the most important spiritual act designed by God and so prolifically practiced in the Book of Acts and the rest of Scripture.
Harvest Prayer Ministries have published a useful resource that will help you to review and bring your prayer meetings back on track.
ARE YOU A CHURCH PRAYER LEADER?
If so, consider checking out the Church Prayer Leaders Network! The CPLN exists to help individuals (pastors and lay people) who are working to raise up more prayer in their churches. They want to encourage, challenge, inspire, and resource you as you seek to motivate and mobilize your church toward deeper levels of prayer. The website offers more than 700 ideas, articles, and training videos to help you or your church be more effective in prayer.
Click Here: https://www.prayerleader.com/
Dr Jason Hubbard, IPC’s Executive Co-ordinator has written this short devotional booklet which takes us through the greatest love story of all time, when God’s own Son shed his garments of glory to become Bethlehem’s lamb.
It’s a 39 page booklet that will bring a fresh perspective on the Christmas Story and enrich, challenge and teach us more about the significance of the feasts, the history and the message of Hope for all mankind that Jesus brought.
It’s a compelling read.
Download ‘Re-kindling the Glory of Christmas Devotional’ HERE
Join Christians around the world on Sunday 3 November, the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church - a global prayer meeting for our Christian brothers and sisters who witness for Christ boldly at any cost. Voice of the Martyrs has produced a short film providing a dramatic example of the challenges of following Christ inside North Korea, the world’s most restricted nation. The film will inspire all who watch it to pray for persecuted Christians around the world. It depicts the true story of Pastor Han, who was assassinated by North Korean agents in China because of his effective gospel work among North Koreans. The story is told through the eyes of one of his disciples who has followed in his mentor’s footsteps by continuing to share the gospel with North Koreans, despite the danger.
The Methodist Church has launched a series of practical resources in a bid to equip churches more effectively for evangelistic ministry. They will focus on four key areas - a new website of online resources and information, starter grants for new outreach projects, a mission-planning guide to encourage church planting and a Church-wide strategy for growth. Trey Hall, the Methodist Church's Director of Evangelism and Growth, said, ‘We heard the call to reclaim evangelism as a core dimension of our mission and identity as a Church. These resources are a direct response to the needs and hopes of the many who have engaged with us over the past year.’