Nuneaton Christian Fellowship
Nuneaton Christian Fellowship

Prayer Topics

As a church we know that God doesn't ask us to purely focus on our own lives and those of our friends and family. We are encouraged to look and pray outward - to other churches in the area, national leaders, social issues and etc. On this page you will begin to find information that will help you to look and pray outwardly. As a stone creates ripples when it is thrown into water, so our prayers can create ripples of change.

 

Let's learn how to pray together!

On 23rd February we prayed for:

Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday;  

Prayer for NCF using the above + Colossians 2:2;

Praying for local issues including Food Bank, Night shelter, Saints project and WCC;

Praying for issues further beyond: Floods in UK and Coronavirus.

 

 

On 16th February we prayed for:

In our prayers today we thanked the Lord for freedom to meet to worship;

We thanked God for speaking to us through psalms, the word of God and hymns;

We prayed a hymn that is based on Psalm 138 v 23-24;

We prayed all four verses of ‘Search Me, O God’ asking God to takes our lives as we surrendered to Him;

We prayed for God’s mercy upon our nation according to Psalm 85.

 

On 9th February 2020 we prayed for:

Today we prayed for those who are trying to find an antidote to the coronavirus, that God would make their work swift and effective so that it could be combatted as soon as possible. We prayed for the relatives of those who have been killed by the virus and those currently infected with it.

We also prayed for those within our congregation who are not well at this time. We prayed for Malc that he would continue to improve and for Heather as she looks after him. We prayed for Hazel that she would also continue to grow stronger. We prayed for Mrs Thomas as she recovers from hip replacement surgery and her son Paul as he looks after her 

We prayed for the ongoing work of Elim missionaries around the world as they serve God where he has placed them and for their families at home that God would protect them.

We prayed for Seungjin as he is in Korea that all would go well and we would have him back home with his family very soon.

We prayed for the ongoing work of NCF as we seek to reach out to those around us that God would bless the work and those who are leading it and that we would see fruit in due season.

 

On 2nd February 2020 we prayed for:

Today we prayed that those affected by the coronavirus would have God's love and care surrounding them and that an antidote is found soon to combat it.

 

We also prayed for the residents in Australia who have lost loved ones in the bush fires. We also prayed for those whose houses had been destroyed as they start to rebuild their lives. The headlines may have disappeared from the television, but the devastation remains and it will be many months perhaps years before life gets back to normal for thousands of people.

 

We prayed that now the Brexit deal has been signed the more difficult task of sorting out the implications of the deal going forward can be done in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect.

 

Locally we prayed and gave thanks for those who have and are still manning the winter night shelter and the food bank which have been busier than ever over the winter period.

 

We also gave thanks for the opening of the Saints project and prayed that those running it would be inspired by God, that the required finance would be forthcoming for phase two and that the Christians in the town would support it in practical ways and with prayer.

 

We finally prayed for Seungjin as he returns to Korea that God would have gone before him to prepare the ground and that he would see amazing things happen and return to us and his family very quickly.

 

 

Our Prayer Archives

Click the Archive you are interested in. You could print off any part of the pdf files to use at home - use the ideas to inspire you to pray further and deeper.

Prayer Points 2020
Archive of Sunday Prayer Points from 5th January 2020
NCF Sunday Prayer Points 2020.pdf
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Prayer Points 2019
Archive of Sunday Prayer Points from 6th January until 29th December 2019.
NCF Sunday Prayer Points 2019.pdf
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Prayer Points 2018
Archive of Sunday Prayer Points from 7th January until 30th December 2018.
NCF Sunday Prayer Points 2018.pdf
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Prayer Points 2017
Archive of Sunday Prayer Points from 1st January to 31st December 2017
NCF Sunday Prayer Points 2017.pdf
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Prayer Points 2016
Archive of Sunday Prayer Points from 3rd January until 11th December 2016.
NCF Sunday Prayer Points 2016.pdf
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Prayer Points 2015
Archive of Sunday Prayer Points from 19th October 2014 until 27th December 2015.
NCF Sunday Prayer Points 2015.pdf
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Recent objects with a message

God sometimes gives us objects and pictures to think about as we pray collectively as a church. Here are some:

Empty Chair

God has greatly blessed us as a church with people getting to know Him. The empty chairs we see in our building remind to keep on praying for many more to to begin their relationship with God and to join a church in Nuneaton.

Magnet

How attractive do people see us as Christians? Do we draw people to God in our words and actions? Does sin in our lives create a barrier to getting to know God better?

Question Mark

We fully expect God to speak to us as we set aside time individually and together. What challenge or encouragement may we meet in the next few weeks?

Digging deeper

Not sure where to start when praying? Perhaps you've prayed for quite a while and wish to learn more. You could use some of the ideas on this page or you could look at websites and Apps .

 

Operation World has lots of information on every country in the world. Their App is particularly useful.

Prayercast is well worth looking at.

Jericho Walls is helpful.

 

There are various Houses of Prayer around the world.

The nearest is The World Prayer Centre which is based in Birmingham.

Perhaps the best known in the USA is The International House of Prayer in Kansas City. They have a great deal of information on their website, helpfully streaming their services, as well as archiving their teaching.

The World Prayer Centre have launched a monthly 3 Things Prayer Videos. You can see the latest one below:

Scriptures to consider

As you pray for others, you could ponder on these Scriptures:

 

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1)

Open up, ancient gates! Open up ancient doors, and let the King of Glory enter. Who is this King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty; the LORD, invincible in battle.
(Psalm 24: 7,8)

Wake up, wake up O Zion! Clothe yourself with strength. Put on your beautiful clothes, O holy city of Jerusalem, for unclean and godless people will enter your gates no longer.
(Isaiah 52:1)

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere - in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8)

People to pray for

HM Queen Elizabeth II

 

Born in April 1926, she has been our Monarch since February 1952. With her husband Prince Philip, she has four children, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Both the Queen and the Prince have Queen Victoria as their great-great-grandmother. They celebrated their Platinum (70th) Wedding Anniversary on 20th November 2017.

She has reigned longer than any other British Monarch.

                                             Her official website is here.

Justin Welby (Head of the Anglican Church)

 

Born in Janaury 1956, he became a priest in 1993 and spent a lot of time in Nuneaton and Coventry. He became the Bishop of Durham in 2011, before being installed as the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2013. 

With his wife Caroline, he has had six children. He enjoys spending time in France.

On 21st December 2014 he was castaway on a Desert Island! You can read about his choices and listen to this Radio 4 programme here.

You can read much more about him here.

Chris Cartwright (General Superintendent of Elim Churches)

 

Chris became Elim's new General Superintendent in May 2016. This is initially for a four year term of office.

Ordained in 1993, he has worked mostly in London and South Wales.

 

Listen to some of Chris's Messages here.

Melanie Aley (Headteacher at Milby Primary School)

 

Located on Milby Drive, there are about 430 4-11 year olds at Milby. With their last Ofsted Inspection (October 2015) they gained a "Good." You can look at the website for the school here.

Melanie is currently Vice President (membership) of the Toastmasters International East Midland  Speakers Club. She has been Head at MPS since 2008.

Mrs S Thorpe (Headteacher at St Nicolas CofE Academy)

 

Located on Windermere Avenue, there are about 430 4-11 year olds at St Nic's. With their last Ofsted Inspection (April 2017) they gained a "Good." You can look at the website for the school here.

 

Mrs Thorpe has been Head since April 2018.
 

Phil Kelly (Headteacher at Higham Lane School)

 

Located on Shanklin Drive, there are about 1,200 11-16 year olds at Higham Lane School. With their last Ofsted Inspection (October 2013) they gained a "Good."

You can look at the website for the school here.

Phil has gained several qualifications whilst studying in Liverpool. He has been Head at HLS since 2006.

Martin Jelley (The Chief Constable of Warwickshire)  

 

Martin became our Chief Constable on 1st April 2015.

 

You can read more about him here.

Philip Seccombe (The Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire)

 

Philip became the second person to be the PCC for Warwickshire in May 2016 (first was Ron Ball in November 2012). Standing as the Conservative Candidate, he came first out of six candidates. The turnout was only 26.73%. He is also a Councillor on Stratford-on-Avon District Council and was a Colonel in the Territorial Army.


                                                 You can find out more about him here.

Kath Kelly (Chief Executive of George Eliot Hospital)

 

Kath joined the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust in July 2010 as Director of Operations. She has been in her present role since September 2014, with much experience of and qualifications in both nursing and management.  She grew up near Cardiff in the 1970s/80s.


You can read more about her here.

The George Eliot has nine Executive Directors and six Non-Executive Directors.

Theresa May (Prime Minister)

 

Born in October 1956, she became the MP for Maidenhead in Berkshire in May 1997, was Home Secretary 2010-2016 and the Prime Minister from July 2016 after the Brexit Vote (23rd June 2016).


She is the 13th Prime Minister of our present Queen and is the third Prime Minister to have been born during Her Majesty's reign (David Cameron and Tony Blair share this distinction). She married her husband Philip in 1980, with her maiden name being Brasier.
 

                                    You can read more about her on the Houses of Parliament website here and her constituency page here.

Marcus Jones (Conservative MP for Nuneaton)

 

Born in April 1974, he grew up in Whitestone, becoming a NBBC Councillor for that area in 2005. He was soon appointed the Leader of NBBC, was elected MP for the town in 2010 with a 4.6% majority, re-elected in 2015 with a 10.7% majority, in 2017 with a 10.3% majority and in 2019 with a 29.1% majority. Not long after the Election in 2015 the then Prime Minister asked him to be Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Local Government) at the Department for Communities and Local Government.


You can read more about him here.

Bill Hancox (Mayor for Nuneaton and Bedworth 2017-18)

 

Bill was elected to the Council in 1990, repesenting Bede Ward in Bedworth. He retired in 2013 and enjoys gardening and crown green bowling. He has adopted the Lymphoedema clinic (a part of Mary Ann Evans Hospice) as his Appeal for the Mayoral year. Four thousand people were treated there in 2016. He was also Mayor in 2001-02.

 

You can read much more about him here.

 

Dennis Harvey (Leader of NBBC)

Dennis was elected as a Councillor for Camp Hill Ward in June 1973. He has been the Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Council since 2010 and is occasionally employed as a supply teacher in both Warwickshire and Leicestershire.


You can read more about him here.   

                                                   You can discover more about NBBC's 34 Councillors here.

Izzi Seccombe (Leader of Warwickshire County Council)

 

Izzi was elected on to WCC in June 2001 to represent the Division of Sour and the Vale. Izzi became WCC's first female Leader in May 2013.

You can read more about her here.
 

Warwickshire County Council has 62 councillors representing 56 electoral divisions. They are elected for a four-year term. The last elections were held in May 2013 and the next elections will be in May 2017.

The current political composition of the council is 26 Conservative members, 22 Labour members, 9 Liberal Democrat members, 2 Green Party members and 3 Independents.


The Council makes its decisions via a Cabinet of 9 members.

Alan Franks (Managing Director of NBBC)

Due to our location, there are three other Westminster Constituencies that are close to Pallett Drive. Here are the MPs that represent them:

Craig Tracey (Conservative MP for North Warwickshire & Bedworth)

 

Elected at the 2015 General Election with a majority of 6.28%, he was born in 1974 and moved from near Durham to North Warwickshire in 1997.

 

You can read a little more about him here.

Mark Pawsey (Conservative MP for Rugby & Bulkington)

 

Born in January 1957, he was elected as a Councillor onto Rugby Borough Council in 2002, before being elected as their MP in 2010, 2015 and 2017. He unsuccessfully fought the 2005 General Election in Nuneaton. His father, Jim, was a Conservative MP in Warwickshire from 1979 until 1997.


He is keen on playing and watching rugby and has five brothers.


You can read more about him here.

David Tredinnick (Conservative MP for Bosworth & Hinckley)

 

Born in January 1950, from 1968-71 he was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards (mainly in Northern Ireland and Germany). In 1983 he unsuccessfully fought the Cardiff South Seat (very safe Labour, with Jim Callaghan being the MP there 1945-87!), but won Bosworth in 1987. He had a 20.5% majority there in 2015.

 

He believes in astrology and the use of alternative medicines.

 

You can read more about him here.

The next UK General Election could happen quite soon, but will be on 5th May 2022 at the latest.

 

 

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