REQUESTS FOR PRAYER COVER / POTENTIAL TO FORM PRAYER COVER TEAMS FOR IMPORTANT MISSION PROJECTS IN COVENTRY
- Healing on the Streets (HOTS): Calling pray-ers who would like to pray for HOTS in the Prayer House while HOTS is happening in Broadgate on alternate Mondays and Saturdays. Join Jo in the Coventry Prayer House on alternate Mondays from 12 noon- 1.15. Let us know if you would like to offer prayer cover on alternate Saturdays, praying in the Prayer House, or at home, at the time HOTS is on.
- Street Pastors are also requesting prayer cover while they are out in the streets of Coventry on Friday and Saturday nights. Pray from home or come to the Prayer House to pray.
- Christians Against Poverty (CAP) are requesting pray-ers who would be willing to be contacted to pray when CAP volunteers meet with their clients. Pray from home or wherever you are when the call comes in!
If you are interested in any of the above, for more information or if you would like to explore being part of a potential prayer cover team, please contact Jo on 07403 145350 or firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance. Thank you.
Our Prayer Goals.
- A call to be faithful and for the churches to work together side by side
- First will come the oil of God’s healing on Coventry, and then fire for refining
- A halving of crime, addictions, homelessness, followed by those things being stopped
- A great awakening for the church
- Revival starting in Coventry and spreading to the country
Praying for Coventry
1st MONDAY of the month 10.00am-12.00noon.
Led by Mike Holt & Jo Ognjanovic. Calling all those with a passion to see revival and transformation in Coventry and who know that only God can do this and that he calls us to partnership with him in prayer. Contact Mike for more information on email@example.com or tel: 07952 754159. .
Prayer Concerning Debt/Unemployment/Poverty
1st TUESDAY of the month 1-2pm.
Led by Ian Burton from Christians Against Poverty (CAP). An opportunity to pray together concerning relief, justice and transformation of lives in Coventry. Contact Ian for more information on IanBurton@capuk.org or tel: 07941 361771
Ladies Prayer Group
Every Thursday 11am – 1pm
A prayer group for ladies only (sorry gents…but you could start your own group!!) A relaxed and informal prayer gathering which usually involves something home-baked to share! The focus is families, women and children in the city, including our own. Contact Cath Henzell for more information on firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 07960 723079..
Praying for Muslims and the Muslim World
Every FRIDAY 7-8.15am
Led by John Coleby. Come along and pray with others who have a heart for those who are Muslim.
Contact John on tel:07778 610955 or Gareth Evans on email@example.com or tel. 07504 228643.
Here are a few ways to help you pray
(These can be used whilst praying at home, or in the Prayer House, to get you started)
We believe that God moves powerfully when we bless Coventry. To pray blessing over the city is to recognise God’s heart of love and compassion for the people of Coventry and to welcome in the Kingdom of God.
In the name of Jesus we bless Coventry.
We bless each person in the city: your life, your home, your relationships, with all the blessings of the mighty God who planned and created you. We bless you to know the Father’s love and the fullness of blessings that God longs to pour into your lives. We bless you to be healthy and to prosper in every part of your life.
We bless every family in Coventry and every relationship to be strong, loving, full of grace and forgiveness. We bless each home to be places of love and security. We bless every child that all may grow up being loved and nurtured and knowing God’s love, and we bless older people to be loved, valued and included.
We bless every business and enterprise in the city that is wholesome and good. We speak creativity and success over you. We speak full employment over the city and we bless the wealth of the city that it may have plenty to replace poverty. We bless everyone to have enough to live, and enough to give.
We bless the schools, colleges and universities of the city that God’s blessings be on them. We bless them to be places of learning and discovery and wisdom. We bless them to be places of good and wholesome relationships. We bless the children and young people to grow up knowing and trusting Jesus.
We bless every church of every denomination in the city that each would be full of love and strong in Jesus, that each may be filled to the fullness of God and be fruitful.
And we speak to every heart in the city to be softened to hear and respond to God, and that the blessings of the Kingdom of God may be ours.
A prayer for Coventry
Holy God, you reign,
We are your people,
We come to you to cry out for our city,
Breathe on us again
Set our hearts on fire,
Save the people
Heal our land,
Live in Coventry.
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father in heaven, your name is Holy
Pray for the church in Coventry that we would know God’s Father heart of love, and that we would communicate to the people of Coventry how wide and long and high and deep the love of Jesus is.
Your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven
Praying for God’s rule to break in to Coventry: pray for the spread of the gospel and for justice and right living to be established at every level of society. Pray for boldness for the church.
Give us today our daily bread
Praying for the needs of the city and asking God to provide. Praying for employment, for provision for the poor and vulnerable.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us
Pray for God’s forgiveness of the church. Pray that as a city we would turn to God. Coventry has been named the city of peace and reconciliation. Pray that forgiveness and good relationships would be characteristic in the church and in the city.
Lead us not into temptation
Pray that as a church we would be focussed on God and on his Kingdom, that we would love the light and not the dark.
Deliver us from evil
Pray for protection for the church and the city.
Praying for different aspects of city life
- The churches, their leaders and the people. That we would be full of the love of God and the city churches united in Jesus.
- The city council. For God’s wisdom in leading the city. That the council would make decisions that benefit the people and protect the poor and vulnerable.
- For justice in the courts. For freedom from crime.
- Family life. That we would be a city of strong families relationships. That children would be brought up with love and security. That God would put the lonely in families. Pray for Coffee Tots
- The economy. For enterprise and new businesses. For full employment and prosperity. For a sharing of wealth. For freedom from debt and for justice for the poor.
- Education. That our schools, colleges and universities would be open to God’s truth. That they would be healthy places of learning and development. Please pray particularly for Bluecoat School as they struggle with financial difficulties at this time.
- The arts. That Coventry would be a city of creativity and art that reflects the character of God.
- The media. For communication and celebration of the good things that God is doing. For Radio Plus, Coventry’s Christian radio station.
John Wesley's Covenant Prayer
(Original Version 1780)
I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt,
rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee,
exalted for thee or brought low for thee.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
thou art mine, and I am thine.
So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven.
(Contemporary Adaptation 2013)
I am no longer my own, but I belong to you.
Do with me whatever you will, alongside whoever you choose.
Use me to fulfil your purpose, whatever it costs me.
Use me mightily in your kingdom’s service
or lay me to one side.
Let me be elevated and appreciated for you
or persecuted and humiliated for you.
Let me be full to overflowing or completely empty.
Let me have everything or absolutely nothing.
I wholeheartedly and unconditionally surrender all things to your pleasure and use.
You are Lord, Saviour, Redeemer and King,
blessed God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
You are mine and I am yours,
I make this covenant with you on earth today,
may it be ratified in heaven.