Like all of you, I am grieving for Manchester. That the young and vulnerable were targeted by a suicide bomber. I believe God grieves for the innocent lives that were lost.
Who is to blame for this?
2 Chronicles 7:14 is a mirror.
Through this mirror, we see the Church with all her God-given potential, surrounded by the riches of His grace, the object of His passionate love.
We also see the Church, the visible image of God’s authority on earth, stationed across nations – to pray, to serve and to share the gospel.
For the last 7-8 years I have been working tirelessly to unite the Church in the UK to ONE place of prayer at a strategic time – because Jesus asked us to. We call this day Hallowed (holy unto our God).
In the last few years, we have added another initiative called #pray4uk – to encourage every mature Christian to make a commitment to our nation, in prayer.
I realise this is hard.
But disunity will cost us more.
#LetUsPray #LetUsBeONE For the nation needs us.
A few practical things we can do:-
1. Pastors, please remember to pray for the UK in your Sunday service.
2. Brothers and sister, please pray every day for this nation. If you can commit to a certain time of day (if only for a few minutes) – please join #pray4uk
3. In the lead up to the Elections, consider fasting if only once, or one day a week.
4. Don’t forget to pray for the nation in your house groups, prayer groups.
The salvation of a nation is dependant on our prayer.
Let us pray.
Father you are our loving God. Comfort us in our grief. What the enemy meant for evil, turn round for good. Pour out a spirit of grace and of intercession upon us. Bring down the walls of disunity amongst us. Save our nation. In Jesus name. Amen.
Who is powerful enough to enter the house of a strong man like Satan and plunder his goods? Only someone even stronger–someone who could tie him up and then plunder his house. Mark 3:27 NLT.