Wednesday, 27 August 2014

NBA Prayers for 31st August - Season of Prayer, provided by Rev Paul Revill (Regional Minister, Mission) + Marjorie Wheatley

Give thanks for the positive response of our churches to the call to pray through September, and the support for the prayer pilgrimage.

Give thanks that we have such a privilege to be given the gift of prayer, to grow in relationship with God.
Give thanks for all that God does in this world through prayer and for the power of prayer to bring transformation.


Please pray that God will use this season of prayer to bring hope, fresh faith and new life in our churches, and that we will see significant answers to prayer and receive fresh revelation from God.

Pray for all those involved in the prayer pilgrimage walk, that God will speak to them and through them as they visit each of our churches, especially John Claydon and Paul Revill, who are leading the walk.

Pray for the 'Spiritus' event in Durham on September 6th, that God will use this to deepen many people's experience of prayer and draw people towards him.

Pray for this whole initiative to spark fresh enthusiasm for prayer and mission in our churches.


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Marjorie WheatleyMarjorie, the church secretary of West View Baptist Church in Hartlepool, is critically ill in James Cook Hospital. Please pray that she would respond to treatment and possibly further surgery. Please pray also for her family at this time and Marjorie's church family at West View.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

NBA Prayers for 24th August - Spennymoor Jubilee Independent Methodist Church

For the Friday Drop-in which still attracts good numbers and has a good fellowship - but we long for those as yet unsaved to make a commitment to Christ. The work of the young people in the form of the Kingdom Kids needs our prayers as the numbers have slightly declined, especially among the teenager group – although 4 new children came last Sunday and we pray that they may continue.


We would like the NBA to remember our work among the Alzheimer's patients at Appleton Lodge and especially our special service during Advent, when we bring them to the Church for a service followed by a tea. Pray that the various difficulties with Health and Safety and staff cover may yet again be overcome. This would be our third year of hosting this meeting which takes place this year on the afternoon of Sunday 7th December.


Pray for the Wednesday evening Youth Club, which has greatly reduced in numbers, that the Lord will bring in more young people.


The Monday evening Christian Endeavour service still continues with varied types of fellowship and we pray that again God will bring in those who will be attracted to its different forms of worship. We pray that God will bless our Sunday evening service – there has been a gentle upward trend and we still have our sights set on reaching the 25 mark by the end of the year.

Ministers: Mr George Eales and Mrs Beryl Harbisher

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

NBA Prayers for 17th August - Stocksfield BC (Tyne Valley)

Thanks and praise for the support and unity we have experienced during this period without a Minister. Prayers that the Ministerial profile we have just completed will attract God's candidate for our appointment through the September settlement process.


Give thanks for a very successful Children's Holiday Club.


Give thanks for the Lunch Club, regularly organised by a band of dedicated ladies from SBC. Please pray that more elderly people in the area would come along and enjoy the food and company and experience God's love at work.


Pray for God's blessing on our property improvement programme through this autumn.


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

NBA Prayers for 10th August - Morpeth Baptist Church

1.    Pray for the 25th Anniversary Celebrations on September 14th.

2.    Pray for the next stage of moving forward as a result of the Away-Day.

3.    Pray for the good response of leaders who are now in the Sunday School. 

4.    Pray for guidance as how we might witness to the town of Morpeth.