NL Daily Prayer Focus
Starting Monday, March 30 and continuing every day during the suspension of services due to the cancellation of large gatherings because of COVID-19, we bring you The NL Daily Prayer Focus.  Each afternoon at 2pm we’ll post a prayer focus for the day.  We’ll alternate between themes to pray for and people groups to pray for, and Sundays we’ll pick up on our tradition from our Sunday morning bulletins and pray for the nations. So each Sunday we’ll have a different country in the world to pray for.
 
We challenge you to participate each day with us as we pray for ourselves, our families and friends, our community and the world.  Commit as much time to this as works for you – if that’s 30 seconds, great, if that’s 3 hours, awesome!  Do what works for you.  These images will be published here for those who do not have access to Facebook or Instagram, but please do follow the posts on Social Media too.  We hope to interact with you, share how we’re praying for each other, and we encourage you to share the post on your social accounts too, it doesn’t just have to be our church family that’s praying!
 
 

Prayer Focus April 16 2020

 
Today we pray for Delivery Workers. Pray for them be be an encouragement to those they see each day, and for them to be encouraged by those they bring deliveries too. Pray they can stay healthy to both keep working and keep their customers healthy.
 
A good verse to meditate on for Delivery Workers: “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2


Prayer Focus April 15 2020

 
Today we pray together for health. Pray for those affected by the coronavirus to be strengthened to make it past the virus. Pray for those who are already healthy to be able to maintain that health. Pray also for spiritual and mental health during an exceptionally trying time.
 
A good verse to meditate on for health: “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10


Prayer Focus April 14 2020

 
Today let’s lift up Bus Drivers in prayer. Pray for them to be able to be a sense of calm to their passengers. Pray for ongoing health and stamina as they deal with changing work situations regularly.
 
A good verse to meditate on for our Bus Drivers: “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men” Colossians 3:23


Prayer Focus April 13 2020

 
Today we pray together for encouragement. Pray for those who are needing a positive influence in their lives for God’s provision of that influence. Pray for those who are holding fast to the Lord right now to be that encouragement to others.
 
A good verse to meditate on for encouragement: “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11


Prayer Focus April 12 2020

 
Our Sunday Pray for the Nations today has us focusing on Japan. Another country where early occurrences of COVID-19 appeared.
 
Pray for those both in the country and those governing the country. Pray for their economy to recover well. Pray for the Christian church within the nation to flourish and be strong and a positive place to turn in this hard time.


Prayer Focus April 11 2020

 
Today, let’s lift up the staff of the churches in our community, country and around the world in prayer. During crisis the church is a common place to turn for comfort and while the staff are happy to be there, it can be a trying time. Pray for stamina, health, courage and above all, a focus on God and that it’s all being done for Him.
 
A good verse to meditate on for our Church Staff: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28


Prayer Focus April 10 2020

 
Today pray for trust. Trust in God to know the big picture and work all things out according to His purpose and plan. Trust that He has the whole world in His hands. Trust that we can let go and give Him control.
 
A good verse to meditate on for trust: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5


Prayer Focus April 9 2020

 
Today, we pray for the millions around the world that are living with unemployment. Pray for trust in the Lord to meet their needs; physically, emotionally and spiritually. Pray for employment opportunities.
 
A good verse to meditate on for the Unemployed: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11


Prayer Focus April 8 2020

 
Today we pray together for faith. Pray for those who have faith in Jesus for it to be unwavering and unbreakable. Pray for those who don’t have faith in Jesus to have this hard time lead them to faith in Him to sustain them.
 
A good verse to meditate on for faith: “But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”” Matthew 19:26


Prayer Focus April 7 2020

 
Today let’s lift up our, and the world’s, Police Force in Prayer. Pray of course for health and stamina, but also for wisdom and for them to trust in God’s guidance.
 
A good verse to meditate on for our Police Force: “We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.” Romans 15:1