Wednesday, 8 July 2020

NBA Prayers 12th July 2020

One thing perplexes me in Acts 16: 25-30. We are informed that all the prison doors were opened and every prisoner was released from their chains Yet, when the guard arrived Paul and Silas informed him that all the prisoners were still there. In the midst of an earthquake, when the walls of a building are shaking the safest place is out in the open. The natural urge is to escape. What kept the other prisoners there? Could it be that the apostle's worship was so infectious that they remained against all other natural drives. Worship born out of a deep seated understanding and appreciation of God is surely the most powerful force on earth. As our churches prepare to reopen, let us move forward in such an attitude of worship that the communities we serve cannot help but be challenged.

 

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We give thanks for;

 

  • God's provision of our new pastor.
  • the success of our Zoom Care Drop-In sessions.
  • the growth of our Pastoral Care Team.

 

Please pray

 

  • that Pastor Paul will settle well into his new role and enjoy God's richest blessing.
  • for the continued success of our Zoom Care Drop-In sessions.
  • that our understanding and appreciation of God will enrich our worship and deepen our relationship with Him.

 

 

Prayers and devotional supplied by Roger M Daniel: NBA Prayer Coordinator




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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

NBA Prayers 5th July 2020

When Phillip shared the good news with an  Ethiopian eunuch,  he was reaching outside his comfort zone. The Holy Spirit was guiding him to someone of a different nationality and culture.

Today as we share 'church' through the marvels of modern technology, we are reaching people well beyond our usual frontiers. Let us pray as we prepare to return to our physical buildings that we are ready to welcome all who choose to join us, irrespective of age, colour, nationality or culture. Let us not be like one church deacon who when faced with several reborn Hell's Angels  many years ago remarked, "We were wanting converts Roger, but not that kind."

Rather, let us follow the example of Peter, who when the Holy Spirit first fell upon a group of Gentile believers asked, "What should prevent them being baptised?


We thank God  for:

  •  the faithful witness of Thornaby Baptist Church.
  • the servant heart that you have blessed Thornaby Baptist Church with.
  • His faithfulness to us during these difficult times.


We pray;

  • for the:finances to carry out essential repairs to the church building.
  • for those members of our church who struggle with the restrictions on their movement.
  • that you will prepare our hearts and minds for the changes we face in the way we 'do church'.
Prayers and devotional thought supplied by Roger M Daniel: NBA Prayer Coordinator.


Thursday, 25 June 2020

NBA Church Prayers 28th June 2020

Westoe Road Baptist Church
Westoe Road
South Shields
Tyne & Wear

Our world is deeply troubled. Countless people are seeking peace and fulfillment. In a world that appears to be spinning out of control, where they seem to be little more than a statistic people need to know that their lives matter.
Many who would not usually attend, are turning to the online services put on by a number of churches during this lockdown. We as Christians are faced with an immense opportunity to present the gospel. We have a passionate God who longs to be intimately involved in each and every life. It is our task to convey this message, not in order to build our membership but to let people know that their lives count to God.


We thank God;
  • for the faithful witness of  Westoe Road Baptist Church over the last 202 years..
  • for the strong and supportive leadership team of Westoe Road Baptist Church
  • for our several youth organisations and the witness, they provide in the wider community.
Please pray:

  • that the leaders of Westoe Road Baptist Church will continue to.show by their words and actions, that all lives are precious to you.  
  • that you will meet the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of Westoe Road Baptist Church in this present climate.
  • that you will instill in the heart of each member a conviction that they are loved by you, irrespective of colour or creed.

Prayers and text supplied by Roger M Daniel: NBA Coordinator

Monday, 15 June 2020

NBA Prayers 21st June 2020 Marsden Baptist Tabernacle

We serve an awesome God who is passionate about creation. He loves to build out of nothing. In this fact, we as His people can find great hope. The Bible story begins with His spirit hovering over an empty void. During this pandemic, many people are finding their hopes and dreams laid low. If as many fear, we face a second wave we are looking at a crisis of untold magnitude as many businesses face bankruptcy. The plans of many crumble, leaving an empty void. Yet over this emptiness, the spirit of God hovers, as in the space He begins to create something of untold magnitude and great beauty.

The Chinese term for 'crisis' is made up of two words, 'wei' and 'chi'. The first meaning 'danger' but the latter means 'opportunity'. There is the danger of lapsing into despair but there is the opportunity for our nation to turn to God and watch as he takes our emptiness and creates something of untold beauty in our midst. Let us carry this hope to the communities we serve.

We thank God:

  •  for the leaders of Marsden Baptist Tabernacle to whom God has entrusted the task of steering the church through these difficult times.
  • for the faithful witness of  Marsden Baptist Tabernacle over many years.
  • for His faithfulness to this church since it was first founded.
Please pray:

  • that the leaders of Marsden Baptist Tabernacle will respond positively to fresh opportunities that the Holy Spirit creates.  
  • that  Marsden Baptist Tabernacle will be able to reach out to the local community at this time.
  • that God will enlarge the vision of Marsden Baptist Tabernacle and provide its members with much-needed encouragement.

Prayers and text supplied by Roger M Daniel: NBA Coordinator

Monday, 8 June 2020

NBA Prayers for 14th June 2020

For years I was troubled by the statement in Isiah 53: 5 stating that 'by his stripes we are healed'. Having watched Rose Wayland, my mother-in-christ die of a painful brain tumour, it was not until I studied the original Hebrew text that I understood this passage clearly.
The word 'rapa' which we translate as 'healing' means so much more.
It conveys a sense of freshness, restoration, fertility, physical and spiritual healing plus wholesomeness.


With our finite minds, we have a limited understanding of all that God provides for us. Whilst we are concerned for our physical healing, God sees a far greater picture. He will not be satisfied until our broken mental, physical, spiritual and emotional beings are completely healed and we are transformed into the image of Christ.

At times He may choose to provide physical healing. On other occasions He plans something far greater and deeper than we can imagine.
 It is not then, that our expectations of God are too great, but that our grasp of all He offers is too limited.
 
Whilst God is not the author of our sufferings, He does uses them for our ultimate benefit. What the enemy intends for our destruction, He uses for our good. Whilst Rose Wayland was on her sickbed I asked if she was really pleased with God. I will never forget the look of joy on her face as gazing heavenward she stated, 'Oh yes!'
Clearly God used her suffering to draw her into a far deeper relationship and understanding of God's love than I have yet to experience.  

We thank God:

  •  for the leaders of Gt. Asby Baptist Church to whom God has entrusted the task of steering the church through these difficult times.
  • for the faithful witness of Gt. Asby Baptist Church over many years.
  • for His faithfulness to this church since it was first founded.

Please pray:

  • that God will inspire the leaders of Gt. Asby Baptist Church as they seek to serve His people in these challenging circumstances.
  • that Gt. Asby Baptist Church will be able to reach out into the local community at this time.
  • that God will enlarge the vision of Gt. Asby Baptist Church and provide its members with much-needed encouragement.
Prayers and text supplied by Roger M Daniel: NBA Prayer Coordinator

Monday, 1 June 2020

NBA Prayers for 7th June 2020

We serve a multifaceted and infinite God, who we will never fully comprehend with our finite minds. Yet due to our unique, individual personalities we will each grasp one facet of His personality better than another. We can see this clearly in the gospels.
Rather than providing us with an account of Jesus from one perspective, God gives us four. We see Matthew's understanding of Jesus from a Jewish perspective, Mark's sense of immediacy, Luke's concentration on healing, and John's grasp of His majesty. Had we only been left with one gospel we would have a far poorer understanding of Christ.
Thus, when we come together as a corporate body, we reflect a far truer picture of God, than we can ever do individua!!y.
This truth is reflected in today's NBA prayer requests.

We thank God:

  •  for the leaders of Headland Baptist Church to whom God has entrusted the task of steering the church through these difficult times.

  • for the members of Headland Baptist Church whom God has individually fashioned to become part of the corporate body.

  • for His faithfulness to this church since it was first founded.

Please pray:

  • that God will watch over, protect and inspire the ministry of Headland Baptist Church in these challenging circumstances.

  • that we will recognise each member's unique gifts and the part they play in the corporate body of Headland Baptist Church .

  • that just as the Holy Spirit spoke through His people to representatives of different nations, in their own language at Pentecost, He will now empower members of  Headland Baptist Church in reaching out to the sectors of community to which they are called.

Monday, 11 May 2020

NBA Prayers for Berwick Hills Baptist Church 17th May 2020

Dear Friends,

I have recently discovered the importance several NBA churches attach to the weekly prayer emails.  It appears that especially those on the geographical periphery of the region, find them an important reminder that they are part of a large network. I understand that many of our churches are under severe time constraints and have subsequently, been too busy to respond when asked for prayer requests. I shall, therefore, resume my task of sending out prayer emails but only solicit requests from those churches that specifically ask for me to do so. This coming Sunday, please pray for;

Berwick Hills Baptist Church
Graygarth Road Berwick Hills,
Middlesbrough
Cleveland

Give thanks for:
  • the faithful leadership of this church that has guided it through many challenging situations.
  • the members of this church that have faithfully witnessed to the wider community of Berwick Hills.

Please pray for:
  •  the ministry of this church as it seeks the way forward over the coming weeks and months
  • the members of this church as they cope with the many challenges faced in these difficult days.
  • .the community leaders of Berwick Hills, as they respond to the many different calls upon their time and resources during the crisis.
May God bless you all richly through this coming week.

Roger M Daniel
NBA Prayer Coordinator

Monday, 9 March 2020

NBA Prayers for 15th March 2020

We give thanks for

  • Our monthly Agape meals in a local home – an occasion when people can speak freely about their faith and lives and find real support
  • We have started a regular fortnightly prayer gathering to bless the people of Glendale
  • Our regular significant input into Wooler Messy Church – hard work, great fun and friendship-building

 

We would like you to pray for

  • Our next Messy Church (5th April) – that we will continue building towards a second-level event for parents
  • For the Agape meal to grow in influence among friends, neighbours and local Christians
  • For our growing friendship with local Baptists, even though they're a distance away!

Prayers supplied by Bill Eugster: Glendale Crossing Places
  

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

NBA Prayers Stockton Baptist Church 8th March 2020

Give thanks
  • for the prayer warriors and visionaries that God has blessed our church with.
  • for our successful work amongst the various communities in Stockton.
  • for the friendship and support found amongst church members as reach out to the wider community.

Please pray 
  • for the continued success of our work amongst refugees and asylum seekers.
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  • that God will continue to inspire and motivate His people here in Stockton

  • for 'Transforming Teeside Together's 'Movement Day Teesside' in June.
    • that God will direct the conversations as we prayerfully discuss the future development of Teesside.
Prayers supplied by Roger M Daniel: NBA Prayer Coordinator

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

NBA Prayers for the start of Lent

Give thanks:
  • for Lynn Green our General Secretary's prophecy, that God will bring new life into the whole Baptist movement through what He is going to do in the North East of England. 

Let us pray that
  • that this prophetic word will be fulfilled as God works in our churches over the coming weeks and months.
  •  that this season will see renewed spiritual life in all our churches.
  • that we will seek God wholeheartedly and encounter him in fresh ways.
  • that we will discern what God is saying to us as individuals and congregations.
  • that God will give us the confidence to be bold to take risks and exercise greater faith in him. 
  • that God will grow in our churches a culture of creativity, experimentation and a willingness to do new things as we follow His lead. 
Lent Prayer Topics supplied by: 
Rev Paul Revill
NBA Regional Minister: Mission Enabler

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

NBA Prayers for 16/02/2020

Give thanks for:
  • the continued success of Castlesiders, our monthly outreach to children.
  • our link with the fellowship at Grove Methodist Church and the encouragement we all receive from this.
  • the generosity of members who gave to our gift service, enabling us to distribute  20 gifts at the elderly care ward at Shotley Bridge Hospital.   

Please pray:
  • that our outreach into the local community will bear much fruit.
  •  we continue to serve our Saviour in the power of the Holy Spirit this year.
  • that God will halt the spread of the coronavirus and support medical staff who work tirelessly toward this end.
Prayer requests supplied by Roger M Daniel: NBA Prayer Coordinator

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

NBA Prayers for 09/02/2020

Give thanks for:
  •  our new Minister, Nick Megoran.
  •  members of the local community who use our building during the week   

Please pray:
  •  that God richly blesses Nick & our church in this time of new ministry & change.
  • for stronger links to be established between our local community & our church
 Prayers supplied by: wallsendbaptistchurch.org.uk  

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Give thanks:
  •  for the successful visit from 4 Capernwray students last weekend and their forthcoming outreach mission with us.
  • for the success of our recent joint service with Lakeside Baptist church.
  • for the great start to Globe Cafe 2020

Please pray:
  • for the success of our 10-day outreach mission in conjunction with 4 bible students.
  • for those involved with Globe Cafe 2020 and that it will be a great blessing to the local community.
  • that God halt the spread of the Coronavirus and provide much needed medical provision 
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https://www.facebook.com/enonbaptistchurch.sunderland/ 

Prayers supplied by Roger M Daniel: NBA Prayer Coordinator

Monday, 20 January 2020

NBA Prayers for 26th January 2020

Give thanks for:

  • the close fellowship we enjoy in the Lord as meet each week.
  • the Christmas Churches together Christingle service which was attended by over 300 people.


Please pray:

  • for the planned Sunday summer cream tea outreach in June, July, Aug 2020.    
  • that the people of Wolsingham and Wear Dale would come to know Jesus at there personal saviour.


Prayers supplied by

. Paul Harris.

Joint Pastor for Wolsingham and Rowley Baptist church.

https://weardale.uk/wolsingham-baptist-church/    

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

NBA Prayers 19th January 2020

We give thanks for people getting baptised and becoming members of Stocksfield Baptist church.

We ask for prayer that we would become more confident in mission, especially evangelism.
 
We are so thankful for good relationships between the local churches in the Tyne valley.

We pray that these good relationships will lead to us becoming more effective missionally.

Prayers supplied by
Rosie Gilbert  

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

NBA Prayers for 12th January 2020

Give thanks
  • for the faithful ministry of Heaton Baptist Church
  • for our outreach to those on the outer fringes of society
  • for those who have recommitted themselves to journey with Christ through the year ahead

Please pray
  • that we remain open to the guidance of God's Holy Spirit
  • that God will equip, strengthen and protect those in church leadership
  • for peace in the Middle East and that the military situation will be diffused 

Prayers supplied by:
Roger M Daniel
NBA Prayer Coordinator

Friday, 3 January 2020

NBA Prayers 5th January 2020

Give thanks;

  • that 2019, which has been a difficult year for many is now behind us and we can look forward to the challenges and opportunities of the new year.
  • for our church leaders who have supported, taught and encouraged us in our faith through the past year.
Please pray;
  • for an end to the devastation caused by wildfires sweeping Australia and that the country will experience much needed rainfall.
  • that the all consuming love of God will reignite the fire of His Holy Spirit, purify our lives and set us ablaze to carry the gospel into our communities during the coming year.
  • for an end to the political, economic and racial divides in our society.
 Roger M Daniel
NBA Prayer Coordinator