Paul exhorted the believers in Philippi to:
“Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippians 4:6
God engraved Philippians 4:6 on my heart ever since Pastor Lawrence Kennedy spoke on it at our 2010 OMS/N I Conference.
We want ‘everything’ we do within OMS/UK to be soaked in prayer.
God really challenged me to set aside a 10 day season of prayer after reading the following quotation by Hudson Taylor: “Many Christians estimate difficulty in the light of their resources, and they attempt very little and they always fail. All giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on His power and presence to be with them. Since the days of Pentecost, has the whole church ever put aside every other work and waited upon Him for ten days, that the Spirit’s power might be manifested? We give too much attention to method and machinery and resources and too little to the source of the power.”
Some of the reasons for prayer are: For revival in the UK – Psalm 85:6, for our nation and those in authority – 1 Timothy 2:1-4, for more workers for the harvest -Matthew 9:38, for open doors to share the gospel – 1 Corinthians 16:9, for open hearts and minds to receive the gospel – 2 Corinthians 4:3-4, for our missionaries and national workers – 1 Thessalonians 3:1-2, and the list goes on.
We urge you to join with us to pray for the work of OMS/UK in our role within OMS worldwide and its fourfold focus of evangelism, church planting, training leaders, and strategic partnerships with like-minded organisations and national churches.
Please use our 10 day prayer guide (available from the Manchester Office) during your daily devotions and if possible try to attend one of the prayer events in your area (see below).
We appreciate all our prayer partners who uphold this good work faithfully in prayer.
Donald Coulter – OMS/UK Executive Director
PRAYER EVENTS/MEETINGS – November 2012
*OMS PRAYER GROUPS
1st 11 am – OMS Headquarters 1 Sandileigh Avenue, Manchester M20 3LN (028 93349495)
*8 pm – 23 Charnwood Grange, Portadown BT63 5TU (028 38332663)
8 pm – MFM, 24 Killins Road, Ballymoney, BT53 7NP (028 29541950)
2nd *7.30 pm – 192 Coleraine Road, Portstewart BT55 7PL (028 70836294)
3rd 2 pm – Bethel Church, Green Lane, Tuebrook, Liverpool L13 7EA (0151 2566467)
*8 pm – 69 Battlehill Road, Portadown BT62 7ET (028 38870665)
4th *3.30 pm – 70 Claggan Road, Cookstown BT80 9UD (028 86763351)
5th 10.30 am – Crosskeys Pentecostal Church, Gladstone Street, Crosskeys NP11 7PA (01495 248076)
10.30 am – Caersalem Evangelical Church, Princess Street, Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 4US
6th *10 am – Maison l’Aumone, Route de Cobo, Castel, Guernsey (01481 257156)
7th 7 pm – OMS Young Adults, NI Regional Office, 114a Holywood Road, Belfast. BT4 1NY (028 93349495)
8th 7 pm – Burnside Blairbeth Church, Church Avenue, Burnside, Rutherglen. G73 5BX (0141 7793445)
*8 pm – ‘The Barn’, Killynether, 241 Scrabo Road, Newtownards. BT23 4SL (028 91819133)
9th 7 pm – MFM, 6 Forest View, Graig Road, Cwmcarn, Nr. Crosskeys, Gwent NP1 7EX (01495 270802)
*8 pm – 4 Cairnbeg Crescent, Larne BT40 1UH (028 276652)
*8 pm – 10 Greenland Drive, Bangor BT19 6AP (028 91461325)
10th 10am – NI Regional Office, 114a Holywood Road, Belfast BT4 1NY (028 93349495)