Prayer Light Houses penetrate the Covid gloom
The Call To Prayer ministry, based at the Light House in Fishergate, Norwich, has put together a prayer strategy to help maximise prayer cover during this current global Covid-19 crisis.
Call to Prayer already has in place over 20 Light Houses of Prayer with more than 100 people involved. It has allocated to various Light Houses different areas that are key at this time, such as the NHS, Key Workers (including postmen and dustbin men), Finance, Isolation Challenges (mental health and abusive situations), and the Government.
“We want to support the churches,” said Jill Gower, Director of Call to Prayer, “and feel that this could be our part in the Faith, Hope, Love initiative.”
Call to Prayer is suggesting that each church appoints a designated person to channel the church’s prayer requests to the Light House in Fishergate.
Call to Prayer will then disseminate these requests to the different Light Houses, according to the subject of need, and to members of the Call to Prayer team who are praying for specific areas.
Jill Gower is also inviting churches to take this opportunity to form their own new Light Houses around the county and beyond, to increase the covering of prayer at this crucial time.
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The Call to Prayer team will be providing regular updates with suggestions of where Christians around the county can together focus their prayers. As the initiative launches, Jill Gower has suggested two specific areas:
“Father God, we thank You that our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is making a good recovery. May You give him and his cabinet such wisdom and insight on the way ahead, and a workable and safe strategy as they plan the next stage of how we begin to resume normal life. May we all have learnt many lessons during this period, and move forward in Your leading. For You know the plans you have for us, plans not to harm us but to give us a hope and a future. We ask this in the powerful Name that is above all other names.”
“Lord, we bring before Your throne of grace, our elderly and vulnerable in care homes. We pray that the staff and carers working in these homes will have the right PPE, and all the equipment they need to help those who are ill, and to protect those who are living there. We ask Lord, that You comfort those who are afraid, and unable to see their families, and that Your peace which passes all understanding be poured out upon them. Most of all we ask that they turn to You in their time of need. In the Name of Jesus. Amen”
“We are in unprecedented times,” said Jill, and finished with the Aaronic blessing: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.”
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Project title: Light Houses
Who runs the project: Call to Prayer
Summary: Prayer cover during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond
Description: Working with churches to co-ordinate prayer covering through a network of Light Houses
Address: The Light House, Fishergate, Norwich NR3 1SE
Public contact details: email@example.com