Week of Prayer - Friday

Welcome to the Week of Prayer - Day 5 (Friday 27th April 2018)

If you missed yesterday's devotional, you can catch up here.

When Jesus was asked ‘teach us how to pray’ he answered with what has become known as the Lord’s prayer. He didn’t give it to us so we could recite it, but so we could have a template to help us in our prayers. We will be looking at this prayer template over our week of prayer.

 

TODAY, WE CONTINUE WITH "LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL"...

 

 

You have an enemy and one of his greatest tricks is to ‘appear’ invisible. If he can get us to think he’s not a real risk then we’ll lower the security measures in our lives and become vulnerable. If there is a spate of burglaries taking place in your neighbourhood, it is likely to get you revisiting the security of your home and consider your vulnerabilities – when you’re aware, you prepare.

Jesus was clear - there is an enemy of our souls who seeks to get a foothold in our lives. The devil comes to steal, to kill and destroy - but Jesus brings life in all its fullness.

This prayer reminds us that we need the wisdom and help of God to keep evil out and righteousness in.

But if you’ve previously let the enemy in and find your life compromised – there is freedom available. Jesus has served an eviction order on the rights of evil in our lives and reminds us to pray that this eviction order will be enacted because of the victory of Jesus.

Jesus help us to live secure and free.

 

Don's Daily Devotional

Join us for an inspiring and exciting adventure exploring God’s Word with Don Edmonds. Don has been a prayer warrior in our church for many years, and we asked him to lead us in 5 scriptures that we can pray into our lives this prayer week.

Our key scripture this week is Psalm 103:1-5.

 

 

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Week of Prayer - Thursday

Welcome to the Week of Prayer - Day 4 (Thursday 26th April 2018)

If you missed yesterday's devotional, you can catch up here.

When Jesus was asked ‘teach us how to pray’ he answered with what has become known as the Lord’s prayer. He didn’t give it to us so we could recite it, but so we could have a template to help us in our prayers. We will be looking at this prayer template over our week of prayer.

 

TODAY, WE CONTINUE WITH "FORGIVE US OUR SINS, AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO SIN AGAINST US"...

 

 

Sins are offences against others. If a friend asked you to take your shoes off before walking over their nice new carpet and you willfully refused, walked in and your shoes created a muddy pathway in their living room – you would have sinned against them.

We’re all sinners – we’ve regularly gone against Gods desires and tried to do what we want but He’s pre-disposed to forgive, to redeem you, to forget your offence and to help you live a better way. His mercies are new every morning and you can bring your offences before Him and find cleansing and hope.

We also offend others and others offend us – but let’s remember this… ‘no one has offended us as much as we offended God’. The forgiveness we find from Him we can extend to others. If we don’t extend such forgiveness to others, it doesn’t really make sense – it probably shows that we haven’t fully understand God’s forgiveness towards us.

God is a forgiving God and His people are a forgiving people. Let’s be set free from our offences daily and let’s daily release others of their offences towards us.

 

Don's Daily Devotional

Join us for an inspiring and exciting adventure exploring God’s Word with Don Edmonds. Don has been a prayer warrior in our church for many years, and we asked him to lead us in 5 scriptures that we can pray into our lives this prayer week.

Our key scripture this week is Psalm 103:1-5.

 

 

How is God speaking to you this week?

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Week of Prayer - Wednesday

Welcome to the Week of Prayer - Day 3 (Wednesday 25th April 2018)

If you missed yesterday's devotional, you can catch up here.

When Jesus was asked ‘teach us how to pray’ he answered with what has become known as the Lord’s prayer. He didn’t give it to us so we could recite it, but so we could have a template to help us in our prayers. We will be looking at this prayer template over our week of prayer.

 

TODAY, WE CONTINUE WITH "GIVE US THIS DAY, OUR DAILY BREAD"...

 

 

There is nothing quite like the smell of fresh bread. As its’ aroma permeates throughout the home, it can completely captivate our senses. It’s amazing how quickly fresh bread become stale bread – that soft bouncy loaf you buy from the bakers, in the space of days becomes undesirable. If you leave it long enough it will also change colour!

Jesus said there is fresh bread, fresh provision, fresh sustenance, fresh mercy, fresh joy. He told us we should pray, not just for bread, but for ‘daily bread’, fresh bread.

Are you living off stale crusts, past experiences, past revelation, past joy. Praise God for those provisions of your past but He wants to give you fresh bread.

Let’s pray that God will expand our faith and cause our hearts to be receptive to fresh provision in your life today. Let’s pray for ‘fresh provision’ in our lives, in our families, in our church and in our county.

 

Don's Daily Devotional

Join us for an inspiring and exciting adventure exploring God’s Word with Don Edmonds. Don has been a prayer warrior in our church for many years, and we asked him to lead us in 5 scriptures that we can pray into our lives this prayer week.

Our key scripture this week is Psalm 103:1-5.

 

 

How is God speaking to you this week?

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We've made it easy for you to share how God is moving in your life, just click the button/link below to share..

Week of Prayer - Tuesday

Welcome to the Week of Prayer - Day 2 (Tuesday 24th April 2018)

If you missed Monday's devotional, you can catch up here.

When Jesus was asked ‘teach us how to pray’ he answered with what has become known as the Lord’s prayer. He didn’t give it to us so we could recite it, but so we could have a template to help us in our prayers. We will be looking at this prayer template over our week of prayer.

 

TODAY, WE CONTINUE WITH "YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE"...

 

 

One of the buzz concepts around in society is ‘empowerment’. We’re encouraged to chase our dreams, go for our desires and don’t let anything stand in our way. It’s a nice concept but it’s not Gods best.

Your will and desires are inferior to Gods will and desires and that’s why you should pray daily ‘God let your kingdom come and let your will be done’.

When God speaks in heaven, what He asks for gets done. Jesus said we should pray that the same authority should be true in our lives also, but not just in us, but in the earth. We can pray that God’s power and will is demonstrated in our heart, mind, home, family, church, community, county, nation and nations.

Let us pray that not our will, but His will be done in us and around us.

 

Don's Daily Devotional

Join us for an inspiring and exciting adventure exploring God’s Word with Don Edmonds. Don has been a prayer warrior in our church for many years, and we asked him to lead us in 5 scriptures that we can pray into our lives this prayer week.

Our key scripture this week is Psalm 103:1-5.

 

 

How is God speaking to you this week?

We'd love to hear your story!

We've made it easy for you to share how God is moving in your life, just click the button/link below to share..

Week of Prayer - Monday

Welcome to the Week of Prayer - Day 1 (Monday 23rd April 2018)

If you missed Pastor Mark's introduction to the week, you can catch up here.

 

When Jesus was asked ‘teach us how to pray’ he answered with what has become known as the Lord’s prayer. He didn’t give it to us so we could recite it, but so we could have a template to help us in our prayers. We will be looking at this prayer template over our week of prayer.

 

TODAY, WE BEGIN WITH "OUR FATHER"...

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Your name…

Who you are determines how you ask! For example, would you confidently approach a complete stranger and ask them to look after your house while you’re on holiday? You wouldn’t for a number of reasons - you don’t know them, you have no reason to trust them and you would probably find it just plain weird asking a stranger to help in such a way.

We don’t approach God as strangers – we approach Him as his children! You are His son / daughter and you approach Him from that perspective. When we know Him we find we can trust Him and be confident about who He is.

But He’s not just a father, He is your heavenly Father. He is the first and last, the beginning and the end, the one who hold all things together and you get to call him daddy. That may sound disrespectful but that is the meaning of the word ‘Abba’. We call Him ‘daddy father’ and He loves it when we approach Him.

Let us approach our heavenly Father with confidence, intimacy and reverence today.

 

Don's Daily Devotional

Join us for an inspiring and exciting adventure exploring God’s Word with Don Edmonds. Don has been a prayer warrior in our church for many years, and we asked him to lead us in 5 scriptures that we can pray into our lives this prayer week. Today's video is in two short parts.

Our key scripture this week is Psalm 103:1-5.

 

 

 

How is God speaking to you this week?

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Week of Prayer 23rd April 2018 - Introduction from Pastor Mark

THE Week of Prayer is here!

It's the perfect opportunity for us to seek God for another level. But what's it all about? How can we seek God and discover the next level He has for us. Don't miss this intro to the week from Pastor Mark...

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Why a week of prayer & fasting?

Prayer is central to Rediscover Church. Prayer is Gods RSVP to get closer to Him. He is a relational God who is looking for us to walk closely with Him and become more like Him as a result.

let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice
— Psalm 105:3

Prayer is a way of ‘seeking’ the Lord and is reason for rejoicing, but how do we pray? That’s a question the early followers of Jesus also asked - and in reply He gave what has become known as ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. His answer has been memorised parrot fashion throughout the centuries but what Jesus was giving was more of a template than a script. We will be looking at and using this template throughout our week of prayer.

We also encourage the Rediscover family to ‘give up’ or ‘fast’ something during the week. We all know that obtaining something we desire can often require sacrifice. Maybe you’ve given up buying takeaways in order to save for that holiday you desire, or given up that habit for someone you love. Fasting is similar - we say ‘God we so want to seek you and move to a deeper level in our relationship that we are going to give up .........’ . It achieves a few things:

  1. The change of pattern in our lives will continually remind us that we are seeking God (eg. rumbling stomachs for those giving up food or battling the instinct to pick up your phone for those giving up social media)
  2. It frees up time which can be reallocated for prayer
  3. It frees up resources (maybe money you save on food could be invested in someone else’s need)

 

We have put together some specific resources for you to access throughout this week. All are available via our app or webpage. These include:

 

  • Short daily teaching videos on the Lord’s Prayer
  • Audio prayers to pray along with
  • Scripture based prayers by a prayer warrior

 

A First!

Additional to our regular weekly prayer gatherings we are also hosting 2 online live Devon Prayer Net livestream events. We encourage the Rediscover family to tune in from their homes and be a part of this 45-minute interactive prayer experience on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7.30-8.15pm. www.rediscoverchurch.com/weekofprayer 

We are also expectant for a powerful evening of encountering Gods presence at ‘Breathe’ on Friday evening (7.30pm) where we will be bringing all the instruments onto the main floor and gathering together to fix our eyes in worship on Jesus.

Then to conclude we will be hosting PrayerStorm on Saturday from 12-6pm. This will be a powerful day of encounter and seeking God with James & Rebecca Aladiran and team. Entrance is free but you’ll need to book via http://www.prayerstorm.org/awakening-uk-tour 

Church - let’s pray and move into a new level of our walk with God.

 

Mark Pugh

Lead Pastor