Monthly Prayer Sheet
PRAYER POINTS – JANUARY 2021
Fri 1 Thank God that he promises to be with you as you step into a new year.
Sat 2 Pray for Gary, Gareth, Henry and their families.
Sun 3 Pray for Gardenmore’s elders, committee members, leaders and organisers as they continue to make decisions on our behalf and carry responsibilities.
Mon 4 Pray that as a local church we might support each other and reach out to others in this new year.
Tues 5 Pray for Northern Ireland and the UK as uncertainty and many difficulties continue, socially, financially and politically.
Wed 6 Pray for our students in the second half of their year at school, college or university, as disruptions continue to affect their lives.
Thurs 7 “Grace is for ‘right now’. It is not the process toward some future goal, but an end in and of itself. If we would only realise this, then each moment would become rich with meaning and purpose” (Oswald Chambers).
Fri 8 Pray for Christians worldwide being persecuted and put in danger because of their faith.
Sat 9 Pray for all who work for peace and the cessation of hostility and warfare.
Sun 10 Pray for strength to obey God today, and thank him that he will provide it.
Mon 11 Pray for the grace to honour God in everything, and to honour those made in his image.
Tues 12 Pray for encouragement not to give up. Thank God that you don’t have to struggle on by yourself.
Wed 13 “Our notion of sacrifice is the wringing out of us something we don’t want to give up, full of pain and agony and distress. The Bible idea of sacrifice is that I give as a love-gift the very best thing I have” (Oswald Chambers).
COVID RULE OF SIX (next 6 prayers)
Thurs 14 Matthew 6 v 6: Let’s pray faithfully to the faithful God who never fails to hear and answer.
Fri 15 Romans 6 v 6: Rejoice in what God has done through Jesus.
Sat 16 1 Timothy 6 v 6: Lord, help us to live in gratefulness and reverence.
Sun 17 Psalm 116 v 6: Thank God for his salvation and protection.
Mon 18 Exodus 6 v 6: Praise God for his mighty acts of power, in history and in your history.
Tues 19 Psalm 62 v 6: thank God that he is completely to be trusted in all situations, including crises.
Wed 20 “Thank you, Lord, for numbering my tears and recording in your book the pain I have experienced (Psalm 56 v 8). Nothing – not even my crying – will be wasted” (Joni Eareckson Tada).
Thus 21 Praise God because Jesus gave up everything to live in his own created world (see John 1 v 14).
Fri 22 Praise God because Jesus came to earth in the humblest of circumstances (see Matthew 20 v 28).
Sat 23 Praise God that Jesus bore opposition, persecution and hatred because of his love for us (see Isaiah 53 v 3).
Sun 24 Praise God that Jesus died the death we deserved to die (see Deuteronomy 21 v 22 & 23).
Mon 25 Praise God because we owe him everything and experience his unending love (see Psalm 66 v 1 & 20).
Tues 26 “Though you hear nothing, he is speaking. Though you see nothing, he is acting” (Max Lucado).
Wed 27 Thank God that he carries your name because you are precious to him (see Isaiah 49 v 16).
Thurs 28 Thank God for planning your life before it even began (Psalm 139 v 13 – 16).
Fri 29 Thank God that we have his word to guide and help us (Romans 15 v 4).
Sat 30 Thank God that Jesus calls you his brother or sister (Matthew 12 v 49 & 50).
Sun 31 1 John 5 v 21: “Steer clear of any god you can comprehend. Abba’s love cannot be comprehended” (Brennan Manning).