Last night was the “A Call to Prayer” event organised by New Wine Cymru last night. Sadly, some people missed out as the bookings filled up the zoom meeting capacity really quickly as over 380 people from all over the nation gathered to pray.

After an introduction from Julian, Wales’ first minister – Mark Drakeford, shared this concerns about this current situation, this appreciation for all the church is doing, and shared a little of his heart for leadership too. I thought it was great of him to give up time on the weekend to join us, he came over great – and what he had to share was very thoughtful and helpful.

After that we were guided by others to target our prayers very specifically and strategically. It was a really great format, exploring themes from Jeremiah 29 and interspersed with times of worship, many different voices leading us and using prayer points helping to stay us to focused. They decided not to use breakout rooms, and personally I found that change was refreshing – plus, it was easier to stay in the flow of the feeling of the main meeting without the interruption of wondering who was going to start off the breakout room.

For anyone who missed it, it’s now available here:

 

It was really great to be there, a see a couple of Bethel faces there too, and I felt there was a real sense of hunger, passion, faith and expectation. Which is so exciting, because:

When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

2 CHRON 7.13-14

 

We have got to stay humble, keep seeking, stand pure and cry out to the God of heaven and earth to heal our land… our greatest need is not been saved from covid and it’s variants – but our need for forgiveness, for His grace and love, and a renewed passion in us to be “His”.

Why not join us tonight on zoom, for Monday night prayer? The invite link has already been shared on the Bethel Updates WhatsApp group, or if you’re not part of that – please just contact us and we’d be thrilled to pass that on. God bless!