The online Service can be found at the link below.
Despite all the disadvantages of not meeting together there have been at least two major plus points.
- So many churches have been broadcasting online that we have been able to fill our Sunday (and potentially the week ahead) with numerous acts of worship rather than just one. At a time when most people are focused on a big virus, we are able to focus on our Big God who is able to help us face the virus and help us take all the necessary precautions.
- We are able to share our church message with friends who might not be able to come to church with us, but who are looking for hope in these desperate times. So do share with others the words of hope that you have discovered online.
The Presbyterian Churches in the Presbytery of Coleraine and Limavady have been praying for Revival during the last four weeks of Lent, through Trypraying. More details can be found at www.Trypraying.co.uk
Yesterday morning Youtube struggled to cope with the bandwidth required, as so many churches were broadcasting their services. (Services which normally only a few people can attend, but this week went out to a potentially world wide audience.) We are beginning to see the Spirit move in new ways. On page 3 of the Trypraying - Catching The Wave book we read ...
Imagine what would happen if thousands of people were praying every day and hundreds of churches united in asking God for his will to be done.
Imagine whole communities becoming saturated with the presence of God and people forsaking what is wrong, experiencing his love and finding Christ every day.
Imagine people becoming interested in the message of Christ and widespread social change as people live in hope instead of despair.
Imagine discovering God to be near; answers to prayer becoming common place and church becoming truly glorious.
Is this what we are beginning to see in the midst of the spread of this most terrible virus? Let us keep praying for Revival.
The Theme this week in Trypraying is Restoring.
We restore ...
“‘Not by might nor by power but by my Spirit’ says the Lord Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6
We are all called at this time to follow the Holy Spirit and love our neighbour. We are asked to care for our neighbours practically by running errands for those who are stuck in their homes, but also by being considerate and not exercising our own rights but thinking of how our actions will impact the lives of others.
The special prayer focus this week is Education (page 47), which in a week where schools are closed, teachers are communicating online, pupils are learning at home and everyone is adapting to the new circumstances, prayers for Education are valued more than ever.
Day 23 of Trypraying is about Confidence.
“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
As well as our Presbytery being involved in Trypraying there are two other initiatives from the Presbyterian Church this week.
Tides - (The daily devotional delivered via email each weekday) is focused on helping us through these uncertain terms.
If you don’t receive Tides every morning then you can find today’s reading at the link below and you can subscribe for free.
Also Let’s Pray, has specific topics to guide our prayers each day. You can sign up to receive these by email or find today’s topic at the link below.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.