Do you know that God’s will for you is to rejoice, give thanks in everything and pray without ceasing?
What a great model for how we should prepare for our 1000 year celebration of God’s love for us over many generations.
Excitement is rising for The Bible Live. There is a lot of giving thanks and planning – now we turn our attention to how we can pray without ceasing.
To make it easy we have written a prayer specifically for The Bible Live. It is based on the Celtic model of an encircling prayer, a prayer for protection.
Eternal living God, Father, Son and Holy SpiritEncircle The Bible Live with your love, care and protection.Encircle each one who reads your wordand each one who hears.Encircle the land and the building as we read.May St Michael’s be a holy place of your power and presence.May your kingdom come in Warfield ChurchMay your name be glorified.Eternal living God, Father, Son and Holy SpiritEncircle The Bible Live with your love, care and protection.
How can we pray this prayer without ceasing?
Perhaps you can memorise it; stick it on your bathroom mirror, the fridge door, your desktop screen – anywhere where you will see it regularly as a prompt to pray. The more often we are reminded the quicker The Bible Live will come to the forefront of our attention and we will find ourselves encircling it with God’s love, care and protection – even when we stir in the middle of the night!
Let’s place a blanket of prayer over The Bible Live – all of us and all the time. We can all do it wherever we are. Remember, the apostle Peter told us to cast all our anxiety on Jesus and to . . . be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith . . 1Peter 5:7-9
Praying protection over The Bible Live is about being sober minded and alert to spiritual realities.
If you are on the church database you will receive the prayer by email. And we will have printed copies to hand out to everyone
Please join with us to pray for The Bible Live without ceasing.
Lord, make my heart a house of prayer. Charles Wesley