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I’m so glad that you’ve decided to join us for our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting. Throughout our history as a church, such seasons of seeking God have been critical for us walking in the blessings of God and experiencing the breakthroughs of God together. This season is no exception. In fact, 18 months since the pandemic first impacted us, I believe it’s hugely important that we come together and ask the Lord to help us fully recover and refocus on His purposes for our lives. 

So, I want to encourage you to fully engage with this great opportunity – to spend extra time seeking the Lord in worship and prayer including making the most of coming together with others through our prayer meetings during this season: 

Online Prayer Meetings
 
Mondays to Fridays
 
Meet on Zoom
 
7am–7:30am / 6:30pm–7pm

You can find more details here:

PRAYER MEETINGS

We’ll be particularly focusing our time on the Great Commission in Matthew 28, culminating with a special Giving Day on Sunday 26 September. Can I encourage you to take time out to ask the Lord how and what you should give.

The key is that we do all this in unity together. There are some wonderful promises from Jesus in Matthew 18:18-20:

“Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”

So, let’s seek the Lord in agreement together, believing for fresh breakthroughs and blessings, in Jesus’ Name!



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Dave Smith
Senior Pastor

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COME TOGETHER TO MEET WITH JESUS

 

Monday 6 September – Day 1



Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshipped but some were hesitant.  
– MATTHEW 28:16-17


As we start these 21 days, we want to focus on our first priority in life, which is to spend time with Jesus – through His Word (the Bible) and by His Holy Spirit. Here we see Jesus calling his disciples to come up a mountain and meet with Him. The Lord is calling us to take time to be with Him at the start of this new season – to receive a fresh revelation of who He is, that, in turn will overflow in a greater response of wholehearted worship, expressed in lots of ways including more praying, singing, serving and giving together. 

So, as we start out on this journey, consider how you can give extra time to meet with Him. Where are the places of quiet or solitude that will help you spend time alone with Jesus? Set aside some extra time to read the Bible. Consider journaling throughout this prayer season and record what you sense God is saying to you. Consider how you can especially connect with and pray together with others during this time.

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continuously!
– 1 CHRONICLES 16:11 ESV

 




   Quotable Quotes

“In the process of being worshiped… God communicates His presence to men.”
– C.S. Lewis




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   Prayer points:

  • Why not start by praying for yourself and for others: “…that the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ will give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” (Ephesians 1:17)

  • Deep calls to deep, so offer a sacrifice of praise and as you worship, ask God to fill you again with His Holy Spirit and to give you a fresh revelation of the beauty and holiness of the One we worship – Jesus.

  • Pray for yourself, that as an individual ‘temple’ of the Holy Spirit, you would honour God with your whole life. Surrender yourself again and commit to worshipping Him in Spirit and in truth.

 




   Worship

 



Pray for
AFGHANISTAN

Pray for the Christian community in this nation; that in these dark and dangerous times they would know the closeness of Jesus’ presence with them. Pray for their supernatural protection, and for peace and provision.

How can you help? Our Peterborough Care Zone has been asked to support the resettlement of Afghan families. If you have spare, good quality items of furniture, kitchen equipment and bedding, please donate them. Find out more details here…

CARE ZONE

 


A CALL TO ACTION

  • What are you going to be fasting from today?

  • Join with hundreds of others to keep the prayer shield raised up during every hour of the day by signing into one of the 24/7 prayer slots.

  • Begin to think and pray about what you can invest into our special offering coming up on Sunday 26 September.



 



Prayer Shield UK

365 days of prayers, declarations and blessings over the UK led by 365 Christian leaders. The Prayer Shield brings together thousands to pray in unison for the future of our nation.

Please continue to pray for the UK using the link below:

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

Tuesday 7 September – Day 2



Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.
– MATTHEW 28:16


Today, we’re looking at our call to come together to meet with Jesus. The obvious point about this text is that, just as He’d done all through His earthy ministry and in the early post-resurrection appearances, so here again, Jesus is calling his disciples as a group. It highlights that there’s something fundamental about our togetherness as the people of God – whether in our small groups, our Sunday services or our prayer meetings. As we come together, we have Jesus’ special promise:

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.’
– MATTHEW 18:20

 




   Quotable Quotes

“When we worship together as a community of living Christians, we do not worship alone, we worship ‘with all the company of heaven.’”
– Marianne H. Micks




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   Prayer points:

  • Pray for a fresh revelation of the importance and the fun of meeting with other believers to encounter Jesus through worship, prayer and hearing the Word.

  • Pray that, as we come together in LifeGroups, prayer meetings and other church gatherings throughout this season of prayer and fasting, there will be a tangible sense of Jesus moving amongst us.

  • Pray that as we gather as ‘living stones’ in His temple, we will experience an increasing manifestation of His power and presence.

  • Pray for a deepening of relationships amongst our youth and young adults’ communities; for a fresh sense of belonging and for new, young people to get integrated into the life of the church, experiencing the beauty of being part of a worshipping community.

 




   Worship

 



Pray for
AFGHANISTAN

A new wave of refugees is expected to come to many parts of the Middle East and the rest of the world. Pray for wisdom, strength and direction over them as they make their journeys. Pray that they will be welcomed into their new communities and able to put down deep roots as they safely build a new life.

How can you help?Our Peterborough Care Zone has been asked to support the resettlement of Afghan families. If you have spare, good quality items of furniture, kitchen equipment and bedding, please donate them. We also need van drivers, people with good DIY skills and people willing to make the houses feel homely. Find out more details here…

CARE ZONE

 


A CALL TO ACTION

  • If you’ve not already returned to in-person weekend services, why not come along over the next few weeks. We’d love to see you!

  • If you’ve already returned to in-person services, why not bring a friend along too.

  • Are you part of a LifeGroup? If not, you can follow the link to find out how to join one to help you get connected into the life of the church.

    JOIN A LIFEGROUP





 



Prayer Shield UK

365 days of prayers, declarations and blessings over the UK led by 365 Christian leaders. The Prayer Shield brings together thousands to pray in unison for the future of our nation.

Please continue to pray for the UK using the link below:

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

Wednesday 8 September – Day 3



When we lose sight of the person of Jesus, for any reason, our faith begins to sink. The most important thing that you and I need in life, not least in this season, is a fresh vision and ongoing revelation of Jesus. This is what happened to the disciples. Here they were, obeying Jesus’ command to go up to the mountain and then we read:

When they saw him, they worshipped him.
– MATTHEW 28:17


Notice that there was something about seeing the once crucified now risen Jesus that caused His Jewish disciples to fall down and worship Him. So, too, when we ‘see’ Jesus afresh – through His Word and by His Spirit – it will change everything!

Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
– LAMENTATIONS 3:22-23

 




   Quotable Quotes

“So often when my worship has dried up, it’s because I haven’t been fuelling the fire. I haven’t set aside any time to soak myself under the showers of God’s revelation. Often, time is the key factor. But if we find time to soak in God’s Word, His Presence, His creation and spend time with other believers, then we’ll find that the revelation floods back into our lives; and our hearts will respond with a blaze of worship once more.”
– Matt Redman




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   Prayer points:

  • Pray for a fresh sense of awe and wonder to come as you worship Jesus today. If you’re able, why not adopt the physical posture of kneeling or lying prostrate as you express your love and devotion to Him.

  • By coming to know Jesus more deeply, we see more of God’s glory. As you feed daily on God’s Word, ask Him to reveal more and more of Himself to you. Pray that the eyes of your heart would be opened to behold the risen Jesus in all His glory.

 




   Worship

 



Pray for
AFGHANISTAN

Pray that the believers in Afghanistan would ‘see’ and behold Jesus in all His glory. Pray that as they worship Him, a shield of divine protection would be lifted up over them.

How can you help?Our Peterborough Care Zone has been asked to support the resettlement of Afghan families. If you have spare, good quality items of furniture, kitchen equipment and bedding, please donate them. We also need van drivers, people with good DIY skills and people willing to make the houses feel homely. Find out more details here…

CARE ZONE

 


A CALL TO ACTION

  • Join with hundreds of others to keep the prayer shield raised up during every hour of the day by signing into one of the 24/7 prayer slots.

  • What are you fasting from today?

  • We’d love to see you at our Touching Heaven prayer gathering today. We’re meeting in-person in Peterborough and Cambridge and online via YouTube at 7:30pm



 



Prayer Shield UK

365 days of prayers, declarations and blessings over the UK led by 365 Christian leaders. The Prayer Shield brings together thousands to pray in unison for the future of our nation.

Please continue to pray for the UK using the link below:

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

Thursday 9 September – Day 4



Having seen the risen Jesus and worshipped Him, Jesus then gave the disciples a greater revelation of Himself in these stunning words:

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me…”
– MATTHEW 28:18


Notice first, that Jesus’ authority was given to Him by God the Father and that this authority is now universal, encompassing the whole of heaven and earth. It means that now we don’t go out into the world in our own strength or authority but in the power and authority of the One who holds the future of the whole universe in His hands.

Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
– MATTHEW 18:18

 




   Quotable Quotes

Now, we can’t stop the devil from coming against us. But we can overcome him each time – if we exercise the authority of Jesus and decide not to put up with him.
– Joyce Meyer




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   Prayer points:

  • Thank God that He has given you authority over powers and principalities. Repent and close the door to any sin or compromise in your life that could provide the enemy a foothold or influence over you.

  • Bind every principality and every ruler of darkness from interfering in your life, family, health, business, finances, ministry, relationships with others and, more importantly, with the Lord. Declare that they will not be able to operate in any aspect of your life or have any influence over you, in the mighty Name of Jesus.

  • When Jesus rose from the dead, He stripped Satan of his authority over mankind. Spend some time in praise and worship, declaring the power of the blood of Jesus over you. Loose angelic protection, the blessings, the promises and the favour of God over your life.

 




   Worship

 



Pray for
AFGHANISTAN

Bind the demonic forces at work causing hatred, division, war and death. Pray that the country would not be host to a new generation of terror groups. Pray for a release of the love of God over that nation – pray for miraculous angelic visitations, for the Holy Spirit to be ‘loosed’ upon that nation and for Jesus Himself to make himself known to the Afghan people through dreams and visions.

How can you help? Our Peterborough Care Zone has been asked to support the resettlement of Afghan families. If you have spare, good quality items of furniture, kitchen equipment and bedding, please donate them. We also need van drivers, people with good DIY skills and people willing to make the houses feel homely. Find out more details here…

CARE ZONE

 


A CALL TO ACTION

  • Are there areas in your life that you feel negatively bound by? Why not think about coming to our Freedom Day on Saturday 20 November to receive some prayer and ministry. More details will be available in the coming weeks.

  • Some strongholds can only be broken through prayer and fasting. Why not commit to regularly fasting until you see a breakthrough.


 



Prayer Shield UK

365 days of prayers, declarations and blessings over the UK led by 365 Christian leaders. The Prayer Shield brings together thousands to pray in unison for the future of our nation.

Please continue to pray for the UK using the link below:

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

Friday 10 September – Day 5

“…when they saw him, they worshipped, but some doubted [hesitated].”
– MATTHEW 28:17

See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on, and lead me back to your glorious, everlasting way — the path that brings me back to you.
– PSALM 139:24 TPT

Having seen the risen Jesus, the first response of the disciples was to worship. The word ‘worship’ here literally means to prostrate or fall down in an attitude of humility before a greater person. But it also says that some ‘doubted’ – not so much in the sense of full-blown unbelief but that they ‘hesitated’. If there’s a spectrum of 1-10 in terms of your response to Jesus right now with extreme hesitancy on the one end, and complete worship on the other, where would you be?




   Quotable Quotes

 

Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.
– Frederick Buechner




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   Prayer points:

  • Ask the Holy Spirit to come and fill you with fresh faith and confidence in the power of the resurrected Jesus, to help overcome any doubt or hesitancy that may have taken root, particularly during the last eighteen months.

  • Pray, that as a church we would sense a fresh call to worship; that we would go deeper in our love and intimacy with Jesus, which will overflow in an outpouring of His power and presence as we gather together.

  • Pray for the worship and tech teams as they plan and prepare to facilitate our worship experience, in-person across all our campuses and online, throughout this autumn season

 




   Worship

 



Pray for
AFGHANISTAN

Pray for the women of Afghanistan – that they will not be robbed of opportunities because of their gender. Pray for protection over them, especially those women who have been involved in establishing an education system for young girls.

How can you help?Our Peterborough Care Zone has been asked to support the resettlement of Afghan families. If you have spare, good quality items of furniture, kitchen equipment and bedding, please donate them. We also need van drivers, people with good DIY skills and people willing to make the houses feel homely. Find out more details here…

CARE ZONE

 


A CALL TO ACTION

  • Begin to think and pray about what you can invest into our special offering coming up on Sunday 26 September.


 



Prayer Shield UK

365 days of prayers, declarations and blessings over the UK led by 365 Christian leaders. The Prayer Shield brings together thousands to pray in unison for the future of our nation.

Please continue to pray for the UK using the link below:

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

Saturday 11 September – Day 6

“…when they saw him, they worshipped, but some doubted [hesitated].”
– MATTHEW 28:17

Yesterday we looked at where we are at on a spectrum of extreme hesitancy and wholehearted worship. Today we’re going to be looking at two spiritual practices that can help move us forward in our worship. The first of these is praying. The second of these is singing.

Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God… Suddenly… everyone’s chains came loose.
– ACTS 16:25-26

Are there storm clouds in your life that need to be blown away? Are you facing an ‘impossible’ situation that needs a miraculous breakthrough? Lift up the name of Jesus in thanksgiving and worship. You will touch the very heart of God if you can learn to worship through the worst and most trying times of your life.




   Quotable Quotes

“…when we were in prison, we sang almost every day because Christ was alive in us…they put chains on our hands and feet. They chained us to add to our grief. Yet we discovered that chains are splendid musical instruments! When we clanged them together in rhythm, we could sing ‘This is the day (clink, clank), this is the day (clink clank), which the Lord has made (clink, clank) which the Lord has made (clink, clank).”
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   Prayer points:

  • Pray for the lost, the hurting, the lonely, the sick, the bereaved, and for those who are in prison – behind both visible and invisible walls. Pray for comfort and for peace. Pray protection for the defenceless and ask the Lord to hold them close to His heart.

  • Pray that the Lord would help you partner with Him as you pray for the salvation of your family, friends and colleagues. Thank Jesus, that as you pray for them the darkness vanishes.

  • Pray that the Lord would use you today to be salt and light, showing the love of God through acts of kindness. Ask Him to help you to be active in sharing your faith – through words and actions, bringing glory to His Name.

 




   Worship

 



Pray for
AFGHANISTAN

Pray for wisdom for the citizens, in how to deal with interrogations and brutality in the days to come. Pray that the risen Jesus would make Himself known, bringing comfort, courage and protection.

How can you help?Our Peterborough Care Zone has been asked to support the resettlement of Afghan families. If you have spare, good quality items of furniture, kitchen equipment and bedding, please donate them. We also need van drivers, people with good DIY skills and people willing to make the houses feel homely. Find out more details here…

CARE ZONE

 


A CALL TO ACTION

  • If you’re within travelling distance, come to a weekend in-person service and celebrate being with other believers. Thank God that we live in a country that enjoys religious freedom, without fear of persecution.

  • Why not take some time out this week to prayer-walk your neighbourhood, declaring God’s love and light over the streets.

 



Prayer Shield UK

365 days of prayers, declarations and blessings over the UK led by 365 Christian leaders. The Prayer Shield brings together thousands to pray in unison for the future of our nation.

Please continue to pray for the UK using the link below:

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

Sunday 12 September - Day 7

“…when they saw him, they worshipped, but some doubted [hesitated].”
– MATTHEW 28:17

As we conclude this first week, focusing on our call to come together and meet with Jesus, we’re going to be looking briefly at two more spiritual practices that can help us move forward in our journey away from hesitancy to wholehearted worship. They are serving and giving.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provided, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.
– 1 PETER 4:10-11




   Quotable Quotes

“Happiness is not made by what we own. It is what we share.”
– Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks




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   Prayer points:

  • Pray that your heart would be stirred afresh to use your gifts and talents to serve the Lord.

  • As you honour God with your tithes and offerings, stand on the promises of His Word that He will supply all your needs. Ask the Lord to raise up more entrepreneurial men and women within the church, who have a particular gift to make money to resource His Kingdom.

  • Pray that our special Giving Day on Sunday 26 September will be a very special time as we honour the Lord and acknowledge that He is the source of everything we have.

 




   Worship

 



Pray for
AFGHANISTAN

Pray for food to be accessible and affordable. People are struggling right now because supply chains have broken down. Pray, too, that there will be work for day labourers and others who are currently without income.

How can you help?Our Peterborough Care Zone has been asked to support the resettlement of Afghan families. If you have spare, good quality items of furniture, kitchen equipment and bedding, please donate them. We also need van drivers, people with good DIY skills and people willing to make the houses feel homely. Find out more details here…

CARE ZONE

 


A CALL TO ACTION

  • Why not activate and express the gifts and talents that you have by joining a KingsGate serving team. Find out more here.

  • Begin to think and pray about what you can invest into our special offering coming up on Sunday 26 September.

 



Prayer Shield UK

365 days of prayers, declarations and blessings over the UK led by 365 Christian leaders. The Prayer Shield brings together thousands to pray in unison for the future of our nation.

Please continue to pray for the UK using the link below:

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

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Go together on mission with Jesus

Monday 13 September – Day 8

This week we’re going look at the second part of our Together on Purpose series, focusing on our call to Go Together on Mission with Jesus. This is based on the first part of what’s known as the Great Commission from Matthew 28.

Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations… and surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
– MATTHEW 28:19-20

Notice two things. First, we are joining Jesus on His mission - to make disciples of all peoples everywhere. Secondly, He has promised to join us – to accompany us with His guidance, presence and power. This should give us great confidence as we seek to “go”.

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
– MATTHEW 4:19




   Quotable Quotes

“The opportunities presenting themselves to us at the dawn of the third millennium are no longer those of the great post-war stadium rallies. Our opportunities are those of the information age, global connectedness and the postmodern search for community, authentic spirituality and social justice.”
– Pete Grieg




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   Prayer points:

  • Pray that many people will come to faith through our online and in-person services. Pray specifically for our online campus – that through it, many who are far from Jesus and geographically far from KingsGate, will be reached, served, experience community and be transformed by the love of God.

  • Pray for the launch of our in-person Youth service in October that lots of young people would come along and re-establish friendships and bring their unchurched friends along, too.

  • Pray for great connections to be made with students through Freshers’ week in Cambridge and Leicester, and that many young people will come to faith during their university years.

  • Pray for great opportunities to share the good news of Jesus within our schools. Pray for our teachers as they head into a new term; that they would be amazing Kingdom Ambassadors, having a powerful Godly influence on their pupils and colleagues.

 




   Worship


A CALL TO ACTION

  • If you are able, why not prayer walk around your local schools and places of education, declaring the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God over them.

  • Think about writing a card of thanks and encouragement to a teacher that you know, as they face the challenges of a new term.

 



Pray for
AFGHANISTAN

Pray for the children of Afghanistan; that despite the chaos, the schools and educational programmes will still be able to function. Pray for the protection of their wellness and dignity, by raising up bold, prophetic warriors who will guard the children’s safety and fight for their protection from all kinds of abuse.

How can you help?Our Peterborough Care Zone has been asked to support the resettlement of Afghan families. If you have spare, good quality items of furniture, kitchen equipment and bedding, please donate them. We also need van drivers, people with good DIY skills and people willing to make the houses feel homely. Find out more details here…

CARE ZONE

 


 



Prayer Shield UK

365 days of prayers, declarations and blessings over the UK led by 365 Christian leaders. The Prayer Shield brings together thousands to pray in unison for the future of our nation.

Please continue to pray for the UK using the link below:

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

Tuesday 14 September – Day 9

Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations…and surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
– MATTHEW 28:19-20

As we’re focusing on the Great Commission, it’s good to be reminded about who has commissioned us: the One who has died for us all, who rose from the dead and who is now seated at the Father’s right hand with “…all authority in heaven and on earth” Matthew 28:18

The words, ‘therefore go’, is not a suggestion but a commissioning from the One who holds the destiny of everyone we’ll ever meet, in His hands. Here’s how the Message translation puts it:

“Jesus gave his charge: ‘God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life.’”
– MATTHEW 28:19 (TMT)

Let this inspire you with fresh confidence and boldness to go!




   Quotable Quotes

“Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you’re not saved yourself, be sure of that!”
– Charles Spurgeon




   Watch today’s Daily Devotional

 




   Prayer points:

  • Pray for opportunities to share your faith and ask for boldness in the face of hostility – ask the Lord to lead you to those whose are hearts are soft and open to hearing the good news of Jesus.

  • Ask the Holy Spirit for acute sensitivity – ask for Words of Knowledge and prophetic insight that could be an open door to sharing that God knows, loves and cares for those who you connect with.

  • Pray that as the seeds of the gospel are scattered and planted today, they would land on good soil and bear much fruit.

 




   Worship


A CALL TO ACTION

  • The launch of our in-person and online Youth LifeGroups start this week. If you’re the parent of a teenager, why not encourage them to come along, the Youth team would love to see them.

 



Pray for
AFGHANISTAN

Pray for miraculous opportunities and divine appointments for Christian aid workers, medical personnel, military personnel and diplomats, who are still left in the country, to share the hope that they have in Jesus Christ, in the midst of the chaos and turmoil that they are facing. Pray for the small community of Afghan believers – for strength and protection in the face of persecution.

How can you help?
Our Peterborough Care Zone has been asked to support the resettlement of Afghan families. If you have spare, good quality items of furniture, kitchen equipment and bedding, please donate them. We also need van drivers, people with good DIY skills and people willing to make the houses feel homely. Find out more details here…

CARE ZONE

 


 



Prayer Shield UK

365 days of prayers, declarations and blessings over the UK led by 365 Christian leaders. The Prayer Shield brings together thousands to pray in unison for the future of our nation.

Please continue to pray for the UK using the link below:

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

Wednesday 15 September – Day 10

Yesterday we looked at the fact that we’ve been commissioned by Jesus to go. Today, we’re looking at how being filled with Jesus’ compassion is a primary motivation for mission. If we look earlier on in Matthew’s gospel, we see this compassion at work in Jesus’ own ministry:

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Jesus called his twelve disciples…These twelve Jesus sent out…”
– MATTHEW 9:38-10:1, 5




   Quotable Quotes

“When Jesus was moved by compassion, it was not just a feeling He had, but an understanding and conviction of what those people meant to the Father.”
– Shawn Bolz




   Watch today’s Daily Devotional

 




   Prayer points:

  • Ask the Lord for a compassion and empathy for the people around you as it’s part of what helps us to connect with them, which in turn, helps us to connect them to God.

  • Pray, that as a church we would sense a fresh call to worship; that we would go deeper in our love and intimacy with Jesus, which will overflow in an outpouring of His power and presence as we gather together.

  • Pray that the inclusion training being launched this autumn in KingsGate called the 3rd Option would have a significant impact and help all those taking part to go to a deeper level of understanding and unity with those who have felt excluded and marginalised.

 




   Worship


A CALL TO ACTION

  • Why not send an encouraging card or text to someone today. It may be just the thing they need to remind them that someone cares about them.

  • 10% of everything that comes into our special offering on 26 September will go into our Mission Fund. Think about what you’re going to invest.

 



Pray for
AFGHANISTAN

Pray for the refugees who have come to the UK, that they would quickly settle and feel at home. Pray for peace and emotional healing for them in the light of the terrible trauma they will have faced as they left their homeland.

Pray that they would not face discrimination or racial abuse but would be welcomed by the communities they find themselves in.

How can you help?
Our Peterborough Care Zone has been asked to support the resettlement of Afghan families. If you have spare, good quality items of furniture, kitchen equipment and bedding, please donate them. We also need van drivers, people with good DIY skills and people willing to make the houses feel homely. Find out more details here…

CARE ZONE

 


 



Prayer Shield UK

365 days of prayers, declarations and blessings over the UK led by 365 Christian leaders. The Prayer Shield brings together thousands to pray in unison for the future of our nation.

Please continue to pray for the UK using the link below:

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

Thursday 16 September – Day 11

In the last couple of days, we’ve looked at some key reasons why we should go and make disciples. For the rest of this week, we’re going to focus on how, practically, we can all get involved – always bearing in mind Jesus’ promise:

“and surely I am with you always to the very end of the age.”
– MATTHEW 28:20

Knowing that our mission is a partnership with Jesus, the first practical key to Spirit-empowered mission is to pray! That’s something that we can do on our own, but also there’s a particular power when we pray together:

Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there I am with them.
– MATTHEW 18:19-20




   Quotable Quotes

“He [God] will put people on our hearts, sometime burdening us to pray for, speak to, or serve in some way. When that happens, we should act – not trusting in ourselves, but relying wholly on His power and ability”
– Frank Viola




   Watch today’s Daily Devotional

 




   Prayer points:

  • Pray for a revival in the UK church and for an awakening in our land – that this season would see unprecedented numbers of people enquiring about faith in Jesus Christ and how to get connected into a local church.

  • Pray for unusual signs of Holy Spirit activity to break out in signs, wonders and miracles.

 




   Worship

 


A CALL TO ACTION

  • Have you thought about joining the Prayer Army? This gives you a wonderful opportunity to stand in the gap for others and to pray and intercede regularly for the church, the nation and the nations. For more information, please contact Rosy Cole at rosy.cole@kingsgate.church.

  • Why not think about sponsoring a child through Compassion or World Vision. You can find details of both organisations here:

    COMPASSIONWORLD VISION





Pray for
HAITI

Please pray for Haiti, where an earthquake recently struck the Tiburon Peninsula. Over 2, 200 people have lost their lives and UNICEF estimates that over half a million children have been affected.

Pray for the powerful witness of Christian organisations like World Vision and Compassion, who have run child sponsorship programmes there for years, to help bring the love of Jesus into the disaster zone.

 


 



Prayer Shield UK

365 days of prayers, declarations and blessings over the UK led by 365 Christian leaders. The Prayer Shield brings together thousands to pray in unison for the future of our nation.

Please continue to pray for the UK using the link below:

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

Friday 17 September – Day 12

Yesterday, we looked at the importance of infusing our mission with prayer. Today, we are focusing on the importance of serving others as a way of genuinely expressing the love of God, but also as a bridge for sharing the good news. Both in His teaching and His example, Jesus encourages us to minister to people in practical ways:

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
– MATTHEW 5:16

… how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
– ACTS 10:38




   Quotable Quotes

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
– Martin Luther King




   Watch today’s Daily Devotional

 




   Prayer points:

  • Remind yourself that you are a light to the world. Pray that your attitude, words, and actions would reflect the values of Jesus, and that your life would be a testimony to His goodness.

  • Pray for the ongoing work and fruitfulness of KingsGate’s community action projects; that they will continue to be a blessing to the communities they serve, and for Jesus’ name to be honoured through them.

 




   Worship


A CALL TO ACTION

  • One of the best ways to let our light shine is through our good works. Pray for an opportunity today to ‘do good’. It may be a simple, practical act of kindness or it may be by showing compassion or forgiveness towards someone.

  • Could you spare a few hours a month to volunteer at your local Foodbank? To find out more check out the Trussell Trust website.

  • 10% of everything that comes into our special offering on 26 September will go into our Mission Fund. Think about what you’re going to invest, which will help support some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

 



Pray for
AFGHANISTAN

Pray for a coordinated and effective international response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Afghanistan. Pray for health, strength and wisdom for all the aid agencies and workers who are working there; that emergency supplies will get through to those most in need.

How can you help?
Our Peterborough Care Zone has been asked to support the resettlement of Afghan families. If you have spare, good quality items of furniture, kitchen equipment and bedding, please donate them. We also need van drivers, people with good DIY skills and people willing to make the houses feel homely. Find out more details here…

CARE ZONE

 


 



Prayer Shield UK

365 days of prayers, declarations and blessings over the UK led by 365 Christian leaders. The Prayer Shield brings together thousands to pray in unison for the future of our nation.

Please continue to pray for the UK using the link below:

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

Saturday 18 September – Day 13

We now come to the central aspect of our mission together, which is that we are called to share the good news of Jesus with those around us. One of the easiest ways that we can do this is to invite people to experience what you’ve experienced in a context where the good news is going to be presented. Over the years, we’ve found in KingsGate that two of the most effective contexts to invite people to are Alpha and our Sunday services, which now can be either online or in-person.

We see this “Come and See” approach exemplified in John 1. Andrew started following Jesus and immediately we read:

The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, ‘…we have found the Messiah.’ And he brought him to Jesus.
– JOHN 1:41-42

We see a similar story with Philip. Having been called to follow Jesus, Philip goes to Nathanael, tells him about Jesus and says, 'Come and see'” – JOHN 1:46




   Quotable Quotes

“The only thing we can take with us to heaven is the souls of our family, friends and all the thousands of people that are waiting for us to tell them about Jesus.”
– Unknown




   Watch today’s Daily Devotional

 




   Prayer points:

  • Think about what is holding you back from sharing your faith with others. Invite the Holy Spirit for opportunities and for an unusual boldness when those opportunities present themselves.

  • Pray for much fruit as LifeGroups plan events to invite people to during this Autumn season, and as we pray for those on our VIP lists.

  • Pray for those who have the calling of the evangelist on their life – that they would inspire and encourage others to be bold in their faith.

 




   Worship


A CALL TO ACTION

  • Who can you invite to church this week, either in-person or online?

  • Think about who you could invite to Alpha this Autumn. For more information check out our website.

  • 10% of everything that comes into our special offering on 26 September will go into our Mission Fund. Think about what you’re going to invest, which will help support some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

 



Pray for
MADAGASCAR

Southern Madagascar is suffering its worst drought in 40 years, contributing to a severe humanitarian crisis.

  • Pray for rain to replenish the wells and enable families to grow crops and have access to clean water.

  • Pray for the aid agencies working there on the ground, as they prioritise healthcare services to fight the spread of Covid-19, and nutrition services to help the starving population.

 


 



Prayer Shield UK

365 days of prayers, declarations and blessings over the UK led by 365 Christian leaders. The Prayer Shield brings together thousands to pray in unison for the future of our nation.

Please continue to pray for the UK using the link below:

PRAYER OF THE DAY