Wednesday, 24 April 2019

NBA Prayers for 28th April - Norton BC (Stockton-on-Tees)

Our Church

·        Thanks for the recent completion of the 'Discipleship Explored' course,  which was a great encouragement during this time of interregnum.

·        Please pray with us that, as we look for a Minister, the Lord will guide us to the person he has chosen to lead us.

Our Local Community

·        Give thanks for the opportunity to reach out into our community through our toddler and carers work, Young at Heart ministry, and school assemblies.

·        Pray for a new ministry just beginning with 'Safe Families,' which will enable us to reach out to support families in need in our local community.

Monday, 15 April 2019

NBA Prayers for Easter Day (21st April 2019)

We give thanks for the sure and certain hope of eternal life, victory over sin and evil which God gives us through the raising of Jesus from the dead.  May God fill all our churches with fresh confidence this Easter season as we celebrate the resurrection.


Please pray for the forthcoming Northern Light mission (September 19th - 22nd), especially as the process of matching mission teams to churches is taking place at the moment.


Pray that God will grow confidence in all of our churches for all our members to be active in sharing their faith in deeds and words, that we will see more people coming to faith from our communities and being discipled through our churches.


Pray for God to open up fresh opportunities for witness through the things we are involved with over Easter, that we will find good ways of getting the good news of Jesus' resurrection out into our communities.

Prayers provided by Rev Paul Revill (FB & Twitter)

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

NBA Prayers for 14th April - Morpeth Baptist Church

We give thanks to God for the recent acceptance by John Cooper of the call to become Minister of Morpeth Baptist Church at the end of his training period in September 2019, and for his ministry over the past three years as Pastor in Training.

Please pray for John Cooper, his wife Claire and their family, and for the whole church family at MBC, as we move forward together through this transition period, seeking God's guidance and His will for MBC in the future.

We give thanks to God for the opportunity to work together with other churches in Morpeth, especially over the Easter period, as we witness together to the local community through the march of witness and open-air service in the town square on Good Friday.

Please pray for MBC's involvement in outreach activities in the local area, including the Wansbeck Valley Foodbank, the Mustard Tree Trust, the Mighty Oaks coffee van, chaplaincy activities in local care homes and hospitals, and other practical support of charities and voluntary organisations, praying that God will guide us and lead us in His mission to our community.

Minister in Training: John Cooper (and FB)

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

NBA Prayers for 7th April - Whitley Bay BC

We give thanks to God as we rededicate our sanctuary to God (this weekend) after extensive refurbishment including the renewal of the heating system to the ground floor of the premises, the removal of pews and organ, 'moving' the baptistry, and refurnishing with comfortable chairs and a new AV and lighting system. We thank God for the generosity of the church community that has made this possible.


The sanctuary has undergone refurbishment to make it more flexible and versatile as a space to use for the church and the community. Therefore, we pray for the spiritual and missional renewal of the people who are the church – the expression of the Body of Christ. Pray also for the Holy Spirit's vision, wisdom and guidance as we enter into a period of transition that will see Paul Newman retiring as Pastor in the late Summer of 2020 and the fellowship considering its ministry needs.


We give thanks that Whitley Bay itself has undergone considerable refurbishment in the area of the Spanish City and the sea-front. This has seen a considerable increase in numbers of people visiting enjoying the facilities and has given a new lease if life to the area.


We pray for all those committed to the renewal of Whitley Bay as a Community.  This includes the town Carnival, the Big Local, the Green Shoots market, Street Pastors, serving the homeless, the Bay Foodbank and other groups. Churches Together in Whitley Bay and District and many people from the churches of the town are getting involved in these and other community focussed initiatives and are building significant bridges and partnerships.

Pastor: Rev Paul R Newman (FB + Twitter)