999 PRAYER CALL

It was a timely and strategic nine days of prayer as members of Golden Valley Church gathered to pray and call on God for ’emergency’ situations around the world.
The 9 days in the 9th month commenced with 9 hours of prayer.
Special prayer focuses were on the UK and for our Government in the face of significant challenges abroad and at home; for the Scottish referendum and the unity of the UK; for Israel’s protection and blessing; for persecuted Christians across the globe; for Middle East crises; for those victims caught up in trafficking and abuse; for our own city, community, church, and lives.
On Thursday 11th September our prayer focused on ‘911’ as we interceded for the USA and its Government.
The Presence of God was strong throughout the time as many individuals were able to pour out their hearts to Him.
We greatly appreciated this awesome opportunity to partner with God through prayer at such an important time in history.

CONTINUING SEASON OF PRAYER FOR GLOUCESTER

This week we begin praying for ‘Zone F’ in our season of prayer for Gloucester. Over the past couple of months we have prayed for the Barnwood and Brockworth communities – for the people and their homes; for the children and the needy; for the schools, businesses and churches.

Some of Golden Valley Church members have walked the community streets praying as they walk, for blessing on the people who live and work in those streets.

We believe that God wants to bless our city and that He is well able to make himself known and to help and assist those who call on Him.

We pray for signs and miracles to flow and for an outpouring of His Holy Spirit on all our lives. We pray that individuals, families, and businesses will prosper because of His love and involvement. We pray for those in authority and local government and honour them for the work they do.

Please join us as we now pray for the ‘Coney Hill’  area of Gloucester (our ‘Zone F’).

PRAYER EVENING FOR THE UK

We watched the news of the changeover of Government last night and spent an evening in Churchdown, praying for all the parties, and for this country which is in a crucial stage. We pray for unity and lasting togetherness in the new coalition – and bless them to do well.

Here are a few of the things some people felt God was showing them as we prayed.

“There were interlocking round shields going up all around the perimeter of Britain. A defensive wall was formed from the North East to the South West. Protection…” W

“I saw God on the throne speaking things out.  Angels were there waiting.  As soon as God spoke Angels were very busy taking decrees and dispatches to earth, to Great Britain. A  place of busyness and activity.” S

“I saw the map of the UK and I saw four angels coming from the North, South, East and West.  They were each blowing a trumpet.  I asked God what that meant and felt Him say that it is an awakening call… Then I saw the cross being upheld.  I asked who or what did that and I felt He said it was the church holding the cross up because it is all about the cross!” M

“Heavens armies were amassing (like in the film ‘Gladiator’).  Soldiers forming into lines…Words: The time is now – The time is yet here. A crown was being thrown down onto the British Isles. Revelation:  That the UK will once again become a leader in the world’s stage. The UK will be a country of authority speaking truth over the nations.” M

“I saw Big Ben and felt God saying, ‘It’s a New Day in the Nation and over the Government and Houses of Parliament’…” R

“It was quite dark.  I saw a rat in a sewer, and felt that the sewer represents what British politics have become.  I saw the rats leaving.  Then I saw the sun rising over the nation.  A new day, new growth, spring time.  Have faith because God wants to do good things.” N

” I had a sense of a multitude of angels with clocks, watches, stop watches – synchronizing time – bringing alignment.  This is a long-awaited season that God has ordained before the beginning of time to bring a paradigm shift to the nation of Britain.  A shift and dawning light coming to the minds of people.  They will spread out to the nations … “J (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

” ‘And the earth shall be filled with the Glory (knowledge) of God, as the waters cover the sea’. God is accelerating His purposes and filling His people with the Glory ‘extending the places of out tents’.  I looked down from the heavenlies and saw a map of the British Isles.  It looked like pizza dough.  God picked it up with shaking and swirling and making it extend, as the coastline is rather jagged parts of the nation touched other nations, becoming bridges…” R

 

HONOUR DUE

As we move into a change of Government in the UK, we give honour where it is due. We honour the outgoing Prime Minister Gordon Brown. I believe that within a context of enormous pressure and hostile criticism he has sought to govern with integrity and faithfulness. Honour is due to him, his wife Sarah, and his family. We bless them in their future.
We also honour the incoming Prime Minister, his colleagues and family. We pray for them and bless them to do well.
We spent some time this evening praying for all the parties and blessing them, as we are instructed to in scripture. “Give thanks for those in authority”.
Honour is so very important. It enables a person to be all that they are. Dishonour is distasteful, breaking the spirit and shutting a person down.

Even Jesus was unable to function where He was dishonoured. Honour is a divine key for enabling the best to flow. How sad that so much of social life, church life, business and government is filled with dishonour. Sad, sad, sad.

We have had a great ‘Glory School’ here this last week. We honour Rob and Lyn Packer who came and ministered here. We honour the staff at the venue. We honour our team and members who served so faithfully. We honour the worship team. We honour God for His amazing love, and just because He is who He is.

Rob Packer brought an amazing teaching on Honour, on Sunday morning; the implications of which are revolutionary!! If you missed it, get hold of a copy.

Give honour where honour is due. Moaning releases destruction. Choose honour.

Wes 11/5/10