This National Day of Prayer has been inspired by Isaiah 66 verse 8:
"Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen things like this? Can a country be born in a day or a nation brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labour than she gives birth to her children."
As believers we have authority to call for divine order in the UK today. Divine order in the government, divine order in sectors of society, divine order in Brexit, divine order in the economy.
Victory is in the Air:
Recently we celebrated 100 years of the Royal Air Force, the brave men and women of whom Winston Churchill famously said:
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many, to so few"
Right now the Battle for Britain is in the air. In the airwaves and in the prayers of the believers.
We have an amazing history of nation changing prayer in this country thanks to national days of prayer during the second world war and people like Rees Howells, whose prayers changed the direction of The Battle of Britain.
Today, as it feels like the world's gone mad, call for divine order. Don't fuel the fear, criticism and negativity, but let's set aside a day to pray for those in government.
Let's not miss our 'Daniel' moment - Sunday December 9th 2018 is our time to unite in prayer across the nation for God's will to be done in Great Britain. If you can set aside time as a church, ministry or individual to pray on this day, we believe this will truly shift the destiny of our nation.
How do you get involved?
Simply by dedicating some time on Sunday 9 December to pray specifically for our government. You could use the prayer shared below.
You could get your local church to spend some time praying on that day. You might even want to organise a prayer meeting.
At Catch The Fire Bournemouth we have an 8 hour prayer session from 9am to 5pm (with our normal church meeting from 10.30 to 12.30pm).
Contact us about the NDOP
Let us know how you're planning to get involved by sending us a message or leaving a message on the National Day of Prayer Facebook page
Biblical Prayer for the Government
Here's a prayer that we can all unite around and pray together:
1 Tim 2:1 Heavenly Father I give thanks for our government.
1 Tim 2:2 I pray for all men and women having authority over us in any way.
Prov 1:23 Pour out your Spirit upon them and make Your Word known to them.
Ps 25:21 Cause them to be men and women of integrity, obedient concerning us,
1 Tim 2:2 that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty.
Prov 2:10 Let wisdom enter their hearts, and let knowledge be pleasant to them.
Prov 2.11 Let discretion preserve them and understanding keep them,
Prov 2:12 to deliver them from the way of evil and from evil men.
Ps 1:1 Make their hearts and ears attentive to godly counsel,
2 Chr 20:32 doing what is right in your sight.
Prov. 2:21 Let the upright dwell in our government.
Heb 12:27 Cause there to be a shaking in all areas.
Prov 2:21 Let those complete and blameless before you stay
Prov 2:22 and cut off the wicked. Let the unfaithful be rooted out.
1 Cor 4:5 Bring to light what is hidden in darkness,
1 Cor 4:5 and expose the secret aims of their hearts.
Rev 2:5 Let this nation remember from where we have fallen,
Rev 2:5 repenting, and returning to doing our first works,
1 Chr 22:19 setting our hearts and souls to seek the Lord,
2 Chr 7:14 humbling ourselves, praying, and turning from our wicked ways.
2 Chr 7:14 Then hear us, O Lord, and forgive our sins and heal our land.
Acts 26:18 Open our eyes and turn us from darkness to light.
Heb 3:13 Soften the hearts that are hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Ps 107:20 Deliver them from their destructions.
2Pet 3:9 Father, you have been long-suffering towards us,
2 Pet 3:9 not willing that any should perish,
2 Pet 3:9 but that all should come to repentance.
Isa 49:22 Raise up a standard in this nation.
Zech 10:1 Cause the rains of Your Spirit to flood this land
Hab 3:2 and revive Your work in the midst of us.
Isa 59:16 Raise up intercessors for this nation
2 Cor 10:4 to pull down strongholds over this land.
Isa 40:5 And let the glory of the Lord be revealed!
(Prayer by Carol Ann Kononova of prayingscriptures.com)