Our Prayer Goals
Our mandate is to be an effective facility to intensify and deepen the prayer life of the Church in Coventry
- Unity: 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
Ladies Prayer Group
Every Thursday 11am – 12.30
A prayer time for ladies only. This has evolved from a relaxed and informal prayer gathering (which usually involves something baked to share!), to more of an intercessory group. The focus is families, women and children in the city, including our own. We usually have a simple soup lunch together afterwards. Contact Cath Henzell for more information on firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessings for Coventry
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.
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.
Prayer for our Nation using scripture
Join us in saying this beautiful, biblical prayer over our government and our nation. It doesn’t matter what your political views are, this prayer is straight from the scriptures and so powerful!
This prayer is from http://www.prayingscriptures.com
1Tim 2:1…………Heavenly Father, I give thanks for our government.
1Tim 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,
1Tim 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.
Psalm 1:1……….Make their hearts and ears attentive to godly counsel,
2Chr 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.
1Cor 4:5…………Bring to light what is hidden in darkness,
1Cor 4:5…………and expose the secret aims of the hearts.
Rev 2:5………….Let this nation remember from where they have fallen,
Rev 2:5………….repenting, and returning to doing their first works,
1Chr 22:19……..setting their hearts and their souls to seek the Lord,
2Chr 7:14……….humbling themselves, praying, and turning from their wicked ways.
2Chr 7:14……….Then hear them, O Lord, and forgive their sins and heal our land.
Acts 26:18……..Open their eyes and turn them 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 longsuffering toward us,
2Pet 3:9…………not willing that any should perish,
2Pet 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
2Cor 10:4……….to pull down strongholds over this land.
Isa 40:5…………And let the glory of the Lord be revealed!
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.
A prayer to settle our hearts in the right place
I come to You, O Lord
To give up my rights;
To lay down my life;
To offer my future;
To give You my devotion, my skills, my energies.
I shall not waste time
Deploring my weaknesses
Nor my unfittedness for the work.
I acknowledge Your choice with my life
To make Your Christ
Attractive and intelligible
To those around me.
I come to You for spiritual preparation.
Put Your hand upon me;
Anoint me with the oil of the One with Good News;
Save me from compromise, imitation, and professionalism.
Heal my soul of carnal ambitions;
Deliver me from the itch to always be right;
Save me from wasting time around the house or friends.
I accept hard work;
I ask for no easy place.
Help me not to judge others who walk a smoother path.
Show me those things that diminish spiritual power in a soul.
I now consecrate my days to You.
Make Your will more precious than anything or anybody.
Fill me with Your power.
And when, at the end of life’s journey,
I see You face to face
May I hear those undeserving words: “Well done, you good and faithful
I ask this not for myself, but for the glory of the Name of Your Son.