Monthly Prayer Sheet
PRAYER POINTS – OCTOBER 2020
Thurs 1 Thank God that our church services on Sunday mornings can again take place.
Fri 2 Pray for members of the congregation who cannot come to church services. Ask God to bless them as they take part remotely.
Sat 3 Pray for Gary, Gareth, the session and committee as they continue to work through all the regulations and planning required because of restrictions.
Sun 4 Pray that God’s word will continue to spread, and change lives worldwide, as people tune in to it in various forms online.
Mon 5 Pray for children and young people coping with their return to school, college or work in uncertain times.
Tues 6 Pray for people you know whose jobs are precarious, and for those who have already lost their jobs.
Wed 7 Pray that we won’t lose touch with each other even though it is difficult to meet together.
Thurs 8 “Praise and prayer are great weapons that God’s people should use in overcoming the power of the evil one” (Joyce Meyer).
Fri 9 “Kind or judgemental thoughts don’t just come to us – they come out of our mouths because we have nurtured them in our minds” (Joyce Meyer).
Sat 10 “There will never be a day on this earth that I won’t need to be rescued from myself by Jesus, and never a day when he’ll refuse” (Alasdair Groves).
Sun 11 “Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name” (Psalm 103 v 1).
Mon 12 Coronavirus counterattack: Pray that God will stop the spread and effects of this pandemic (see Numbers 16 v 48).
Tues 13 Coronavirus courage: Stand in the gap and intercede for our country and for the world (see Ezekiel 22 v 30).
Wed 14 Coronavirus claim: Receive and affirm God’s promise of help and deliverance for ourselves and others in crisis times (see 1 Kings 8 v 37 – 39).
Thurs 15 Coronavirus constancy: Praise God always, even and especially in the face of trouble (see Psalm 34 v 1).
Fri 16 Coronavirus comfort: Today, again draw strength and peace from God (see Psalm 105 v 4).
Sat 17 “And this I’ve come to know : sometimes when it feels like things are falling apart – we’re all just really falling into the arms of God” (Ann Voskamp).
Sun 18 “God is love” (1 John 4 v 16).
Mon 19 “I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and not rejected you” (Isaiah 41 v 9) : Thank God for accepting you. Pray for someone who needs to know this.
Tues 20 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God” (Isaiah 41 v 10) : Cling with certainty to God’s promise.
Wed 21 “I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41 v 10) : Thank God you never have to be alone or helpless. He is there.
Thurs 22 Remember in prayer all the children and staff in Kambui.
Fri 23 Pray for people living through other traumas as well as the pandemic, such as those you have lost everything in the US wildfires, and the millions of refugees worldwide.
Sat 24 Pray that God will pour our mercy and grace upon people who realise that what they’ve built their lives on is collapsing.
Sun 25 Jesus “appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory” (1 Timothy 3 v 16).
Mon 26 Ask God to help you to use your “new normal” lifestyle to spend more time with him.
Tues 27 “Can we wholeheartedly surrender to God, leaving quietly with Him all the ‘what ifs’ and ‘but what abouts’? Will we truthfully say to Him, “I am at Your orders. I have no agenda of my own”?” (Elisabeth Elliott).
Wed 28 Lord, may we overflow with thanks as we see your mercy and forgiveness (see Psalm 104 v 1 – 4).
Thurs 29 Lord, may we walk humbly as we receive your costly gift of royal acceptance (see 1 Samuel 2 v 8).
Fri 30 Lord, may we rejoice in our relationship with you (see John 17 v 1 – 5).
Sat 31 Lord, may we be filled with wonder at your greatness and your mighty works (see Psalm 111 v 2 – 5).