TALKS & TEACHING


Special Series

SPIRIT LED PEOPLE
NATURALLY SUPERNATURAL
UNITY IN DIVERSITY

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The first time you log in to the new app, you will need these:

  1. Our Church Code is 43662790… this only needs to be entered the first time.
  2. Your email address (the one on our records) and your iKnow password
    • If you can’t remember it, send us an email and we’ll send you a link to set a new one,
    • Your phone will probably give you an option to save this.

Watch this short video to see what it will look like:

Naturally Supernatural

The following is a suggested prayer structure. You can pick and choose which sections you would like to do. You can spend longer on the sections that are meaningful for you, but leave out others as time permits. Alternatively, feel free to do each one, which should take approximately 2½ or 5 minutes depending on whether you are praying for a total of 30 or 60 minutes. We do recommend that everyone do sections 6 and 7 each day (Praying Scripture and Intercession: Naturally Supernatural) as these form the main theme for the week’s prayer. You are also welcome to add any other prayer points you would like – let’s pray!

 

1. Praise and Worship

Spend some time praising God. Use songs, listen to music, speak out words of praise. You can find some worship songs to sing, or reflect upon by clicking here.

 

2. Pray in tongues

If you have the gift of tongues, use this now and allow the Holy Spirit to build you up (1 Corinthians 14:4). If you haven’t yet received this gift, you can spend a few minutes asking the Holy Spirit to give you this gift, or alternatively seek God’s blessing for your time of prayer.

 

3. Waiting on the Lord

Take some time to still your thoughts and sit before the Lord in silence. Ask him to reveal to you anything that is coming between you and Him.

 

4. Confession

Confess anything that comes to mind. This will enable you to pray without anything coming between you and God. If God highlights anyone He wants you to forgive, muster up the courage and strength to forgive them from your heart (Mark 11:25).

 

5. Personal intercession

Pray for the following:

  • God strengthens your relationship with Him, and He refreshes your confidence in His love for you as your Heavenly Father
  • You would love yourself as a child of God, free, forgiven and without condemnation (Romans 8:1).
  • You would love others as Jesus loves them, and you would boldly serve others in love as God gives you opportunity to do so.
  • You experience God’s inexpressible joy and peace (1 Peter 1:8 and Romans 15:13): we all need these!
  • Any specific points that you need today.

 

6. Praying Scripture

Read today’s passage, from Luke 8:

[42b] As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. [43] And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding  for twelve years,  but no one could heal her. [44] She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak,  and immediately her bleeding stopped.  [45] “Who touched me?” Jesus asked.  When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master,  the people are crowding and pressing against you.”  [46] But Jesus said, “Someone touched me;  I know that power has gone out from me.”  [47] Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. [48] Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you.  Go in peace.”  

Twelve years: that’s a long time.  Bleeding is embarrassing, debilitatingdepressing and isolating.  There was no-one who could help to heal this woman: until she met Jesus.  Then everything changed.  What a story of restoration and healing: an encounter with Jesus changed her life instantly and permanently!  The faith and tenacity this woman showed are remarkable: she had to fight her way through crowds to get close to Jesus.  But fight she did, and she was healed.  Not only that, her identity as a daughter of the Son of God was spoken over her, and she received a blessing of peace.  I bet it was a day she never ever forgot.  She demonstrated two exemplary attributes that we should all crave: openness and courage.  She was open to Jesus: she sought him with great courage.  We can too.  We can seek Him and His power because we too are sons and daughters of the living God, children over whom Jesus loves to pour in His peace. 

What is God showing you or talking to you about from that passage: for instance, what strikes you as unusual, interesting, provocative, or puzzling? Ask God and pray about those things.

 

7. Intercession: Naturally Supernatural

Pray at that end of this prayer week that: 

  • We would be open to receiving healing from Jesus 
  • We would be open to being used by the Holy Spirit to bring healing and deliverance to others 
  • We would be peace-filled sons and daughters, confident in our salvation and in Jesus’ incomparable love 
  • We would have stories to tell of Jesus’ healing that we can never forget and that change the lives of many 
  • We would be courageous people by seeking Jesus and His kingdom power.  We would take risks that glorify Him. 

 

8. Thanksgiving

Write down 5 things you can thank God for. Consider each one in turn. Thank Him again. If you have time, think of another 5 things and thank Him again!

 

9. Intercession for others

Identify three people on your BLESS list (a BLESS list is a list of people close to us, like friends, family, neighbours and colleagues, who do not yet know Jesus as Lord and Saviour).

Pray that:

  • God deepens your relationship with them and gives you opportunities to serve them well
  • God provokes them to openness to Him
  • God uses you to signpost them to Him
  • Jesus wonderfully saves them.

 

10. Intercede for nations

Pick a nation: it could be the UK, it could be your birth nation or that of your parents, it could be a nation that is close to your heart, or it could be Nepal where our brothers and sisters in King’s Church Kathmandu are fearlessly spreading the Gospel.

Pray for:

  • the Gospel to be preached and received in that nation
  • many to be saved and then filled with the Holy Spirit
  • supernatural signs and wonders to break out in that nation that draw people to Jesus and glorify Him
  • a spotless Church to rise up in that nation
  • righteous government in that nation inspired by the love and fear of the Lord, and His loving wisdom

 

11. Intercede for the church

Pray for God’s blessing on two or three of the following and those who lead them:

  • King’s Kids: our children’s work up to the age of 11
  • King’s Youth: for those aged 11-18
  • Our small groups: for powerful times together and strong support of one another in these restrictive and challenging times
  • Our outreach and social action works: Azalea (working with commercially sexually exploited women), CAP (our Christians Against Poverty debt relief centre), English as a Second Language (ESL) groups, Little Stars (parent and toddler group), King’s Table (serving those wrestling with life-controlling addictions and homelessness)
  • The eldership, leadership and staff teams in the church: wisdom, unity, inspiration and courage
  • Focus: our group for those in retirement
  • Alpha: for many to join and encounter Jesus’ love and salvation: it starts on 4th May
  • Our worship and technical teams who serve us so well every single week
  • Another church in High Wycombe or the surrounding area

 

12. Reflection

Write down anything that God has spoken to you. You can send in your reflections, thoughts, words of encouragement, prophetic words by clicking here.

Naturally Supernatural

The following is a suggested prayer structure. You can pick and choose which sections you would like to do. You can spend longer on the sections that are meaningful for you, but leave out others as time permits. Alternatively, feel free to do each one, which should take approximately 2½ or 5 minutes depending on whether you are praying for a total of 30 or 60 minutes. We do recommend that everyone do sections 6 and 7 each day (Praying Scripture and Intercession: Naturally Supernatural) as these form the main theme for the week’s prayer. You are also welcome to add any other prayer points you would like – let’s pray!

 

1. Praise and Worship

Spend some time praising God. Use songs, listen to music, speak out words of praise. You can find some worship songs to sing, or reflect upon by clicking here.

 

2. Pray in tongues

If you have the gift of tongues, use this now and allow the Holy Spirit to build you up (1 Corinthians 14:4). If you haven’t yet received this gift, you can spend a few minutes asking the Holy Spirit to give you this gift, or alternatively seek God’s blessing for your time of prayer.

 

3. Waiting on the Lord

Take some time to still your thoughts and sit before the Lord in silence. Ask him to reveal to you anything that is coming between you and Him.

 

4. Confession

Confess anything that comes to mind. This will enable you to pray without anything coming between you and God. If God highlights anyone He wants you to forgive, muster up the courage and strength to forgive them from your heart (Mark 11:25).

 

5. Personal intercession

Pray for the following:

  • God strengthens your relationship with Him, and He refreshes your confidence in His love for you as your Heavenly Father
  • You would love yourself as a child of God, free, forgiven and without condemnation (Romans 8:1).
  • You would love others as Jesus loves them, and you would boldly serve others in love as God gives you opportunity to do so.
  • You experience God’s inexpressible joy and peace (1 Peter 1:8 and Romans 15:13): we all need these!
  • Any specific points that you need today.

 

6. Praying Scripture

Read today’s passage, from 2 Timothy 4:

[19] Greet Priscilla  and Aquila  and the household of Onesiphorus.  [20] Erastus  stayed in Corinth, and I left Trophimus  sick in Miletus.  [21] Do your best to get here before winter.  Eubulus greets you, and so do Pudens, Linus, Claudia and all the brothers.  [22] The Lord be with your spirit.  Grace be with you.  

 

Hang on a minute: what is this passage doing in a series on God’s supernatural power?  What has this to do with being naturally supernatural and seeing God’s power break out?  Quite a lot, actually.  The author of this letter was the Apostle Paul.  He left Trophimus behind in Miletus because Trophimus was ill.  It’s a shock that the Apostle Paul, through whom the Holy Spirit healed many (even using handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him, Acts 19:12), continued his apostolic journey without one of his fellow workers who did not receive immediate healing.  Even Paul himself admitted that he suffered illness from which there was no apparent immediate release (Galatians 4:13): indeed, the Holy Spirit even used Paul when he was sick to preach the Gospel.   

 

There is mystery in healing: things we do not understand and may never understand this side of Jesus’ return.  However, failure to receive healing can be frustrating, hurtful, confusing, wounding and profoundly disappointing.  But what does Paul say about this?  He does not deny the reality of illness or its debilitating effects on him or his friends: instead, he exhorts the church to be open to the Lord by allowing Him into the deepest parts of our being (our spirit), and to be open to receiving more of His grace, v 22.  Disappointment need not lead to inactivity or bitterness: it can instead lead us into more intimacy and openness to Jesus, as well as deeper gratitude for the majesty and mystery of the Kingdom of God. 

 

7. Intercession: Naturally Supernatural

Pray: 

  • that God heals you of disappointment and hurt from your own experiences of illness or of those close to you 
  • that you would encounter God’s grace powerfully and be filled with renewed joy and peace 
  • God would use you by filling you with the Holy Spirit and giving you fresh hope and confidence in Him and His desire to use you. 
  • For others who have lost close family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to illness: for God’s grace, healing and filling for them 
  • We would find fresh confidence in the Holy Spirit to take risks, and to be courageous in seeking his healing and deliverance for others inside and outside the church 
  • For healing for yourself: emotional, physical or psychological. 

 

8. Thanksgiving

Write down 5 things you can thank God for. Consider each one in turn. Thank Him again. If you have time, think of another 5 things and thank Him again!

 

9. Intercession for others

Identify three people on your BLESS list (a BLESS list is a list of people close to us, like friends, family, neighbours and colleagues, who do not yet know Jesus as Lord and Saviour).

Pray that:

  • God deepens your relationship with them and gives you opportunities to serve them well
  • God provokes them to openness to Him
  • God uses you to signpost them to Him
  • Jesus wonderfully saves them.

 

10. Intercede for nations

Pick a nation: it could be the UK, it could be your birth nation or that of your parents, it could be a nation that is close to your heart, or it could be Nepal where our brothers and sisters in King’s Church Kathmandu are fearlessly spreading the Gospel.

Pray for:

  • the Gospel to be preached and received in that nation
  • many to be saved and then filled with the Holy Spirit
  • supernatural signs and wonders to break out in that nation that draw people to Jesus and glorify Him
  • a spotless Church to rise up in that nation
  • righteous government in that nation inspired by the love and fear of the Lord, and His loving wisdom

 

11. Intercede for the church

Pray for God’s blessing on two or three of the following and those who lead them:

  • King’s Kids: our children’s work up to the age of 11
  • King’s Youth: for those aged 11-18
  • Our small groups: for powerful times together and strong support of one another in these restrictive and challenging times
  • Our outreach and social action works: Azalea (working with commercially sexually exploited women), CAP (our Christians Against Poverty debt relief centre), English as a Second Language (ESL) groups, Little Stars (parent and toddler group), King’s Table (serving those wrestling with life-controlling addictions and homelessness)
  • The eldership, leadership and staff teams in the church: wisdom, unity, inspiration and courage
  • Focus: our group for those in retirement
  • Alpha: for many to join and encounter Jesus’ love and salvation: it starts on 4th May
  • Our worship and technical teams who serve us so well every single week
  • Another church in High Wycombe or the surrounding area

 

12. Reflection

Write down anything that God has spoken to you. You can send in your reflections, thoughts, words of encouragement, prophetic words by clicking here.

Naturally Supernatural

The following is a suggested prayer structure. You can pick and choose which sections you would like to do. You can spend longer on the sections that are meaningful for you, but leave out others as time permits. Alternatively, feel free to do each one, which should take approximately 2½ or 5 minutes depending on whether you are praying for a total of 30 or 60 minutes. We do recommend that everyone do sections 6 and 7 each day (Praying Scripture and Intercession: Naturally Supernatural) as these form the main theme for the week’s prayer. You are also welcome to add any other prayer points you would like – let’s pray!

 

1. Praise and Worship

Spend some time praising God. Use songs, listen to music, speak out words of praise. You can find some worship songs to sing, or reflect upon by clicking here.

 

2. Pray in tongues

If you have the gift of tongues, use this now and allow the Holy Spirit to build you up (1 Corinthians 14:4). If you haven’t yet received this gift, you can spend a few minutes asking the Holy Spirit to give you this gift, or alternatively seek God’s blessing for your time of prayer.

 

3. Waiting on the Lord

Take some time to still your thoughts and sit before the Lord in silence. Ask him to reveal to you anything that is coming between you and Him.

 

4. Confession

Confess anything that comes to mind. This will enable you to pray without anything coming between you and God. If God highlights anyone He wants you to forgive, muster up the courage and strength to forgive them from your heart (Mark 11:25).

 

5. Personal intercession

Pray for the following:

  • God strengthens your relationship with Him, and He refreshes your confidence in His love for you as your Heavenly Father
  • You would love yourself as a child of God, free, forgiven and without condemnation (Romans 8:1).
  • You would love others as Jesus loves them, and you would boldly serve others in love as God gives you opportunity to do so.
  • You experience God’s inexpressible joy and peace (1 Peter 1:8 and Romans 15:13): we all need these!
  • Any specific points that you need today.

 

6. Praying Scripture

Read today’s passage, from Acts 5:

[12] The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. [13] No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. [14] Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. [15] As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. [16] Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed.

What a reputation the early had in its community: it was highly regarded, and it was also well known – good news travels fast! Lots of people were being saved through faith in Jesus. Why? Because the supernatural activity of the Holy Spirit was not confined to church meetings or church buildings alone, but it was being experienced on the streets of the city. Crowds flocked to receive and experience healing: and their confidence was well placed – all of them were healed, v 16. When God’s power is poured out, even evil spirits have to depart – and then comes freedom.

What is God showing you or talking to you about from that passage: for instance, what strikes you as unusual, interesting, provocative, or puzzling? Ask God and pray about those things.

 

7. Intercession: Naturally Supernatural

Pray: 

  • for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit outside our church meetings, onto our streets in our town 
  • for an anointing of healing on our ministries 
  • for deliverance from oppression and evil spirits to result in wonderful freedom for many 
  • for ministries to emerge and develop in the church that see God’s healing and freedom poured out into our town 
  • that we would have a reputation, like the early church, as the place to come first for freedom and healing 
  • many, many people to be saved in our town through a personal experience of Holy Spirit healing and deliverance 
  • that we would joyfully and boldly seek God’s anointing for supernatural ministry 

 

8. Thanksgiving

Write down 5 things you can thank God for. Consider each one in turn. Thank Him again. If you have time, think of another 5 things and thank Him again!

 

9. Intercession for others

Identify three people on your BLESS list (a BLESS list is a list of people close to us, like friends, family, neighbours and colleagues, who do not yet know Jesus as Lord and Saviour).

Pray that:

  • God deepens your relationship with them and gives you opportunities to serve them well
  • God provokes them to openness to Him
  • God uses you to signpost them to Him
  • Jesus wonderfully saves them.

 

10. Intercede for nations

Pick a nation: it could be the UK, it could be your birth nation or that of your parents, it could be a nation that is close to your heart, or it could be Nepal where our brothers and sisters in King’s Church Kathmandu are fearlessly spreading the Gospel.

Pray for:

  • the Gospel to be preached and received in that nation
  • many to be saved and then filled with the Holy Spirit
  • supernatural signs and wonders to break out in that nation that draw people to Jesus and glorify Him
  • a spotless Church to rise up in that nation
  • righteous government in that nation inspired by the love and fear of the Lord, and His loving wisdom

 

11. Intercede for the church

Pray for God’s blessing on two or three of the following and those who lead them:

  • King’s Kids: our children’s work up to the age of 11
  • King’s Youth: for those aged 11-18
  • Our small groups: for powerful times together and strong support of one another in these restrictive and challenging times
  • Our outreach and social action works: Azalea (working with commercially sexually exploited women), CAP (our Christians Against Poverty debt relief centre), English as a Second Language (ESL) groups, Little Stars (parent and toddler group), King’s Table (serving those wrestling with life-controlling addictions and homelessness)
  • The eldership, leadership and staff teams in the church: wisdom, unity, inspiration and courage
  • Focus: our group for those in retirement
  • Alpha: for many to join and encounter Jesus’ love and salvation: it starts on 4th May
  • Our worship and technical teams who serve us so well every single week
  • Another church in High Wycombe or the surrounding area

 

12. Reflection

Write down anything that God has spoken to you. You can send in your reflections, thoughts, words of encouragement, prophetic words by clicking here.

Naturally Supernatural

The following is a suggested prayer structure. You can pick and choose which sections you would like to do. You can spend longer on the sections that are meaningful for you, but leave out others as time permits. Alternatively, feel free to do each one, which should take approximately 2½ or 5 minutes depending on whether you are praying for a total of 30 or 60 minutes. We do recommend that everyone do sections 6 and 7 each day (Praying Scripture and Intercession: Naturally Supernatural) as these form the main theme for the week’s prayer. You are also welcome to add any other prayer points you would like – let’s pray!

 

1. Praise and Worship

Spend some time praising God. Use songs, listen to music, speak out words of praise. You can find some worship songs to sing, or reflect upon by clicking here.

 

2. Pray in tongues

If you have the gift of tongues, use this now and allow the Holy Spirit to build you up (1 Corinthians 14:4). If you haven’t yet received this gift, you can spend a few minutes asking the Holy Spirit to give you this gift, or alternatively seek God’s blessing for your time of prayer.

 

3. Waiting on the Lord

Take some time to still your thoughts and sit before the Lord in silence. Ask him to reveal to you anything that is coming between you and Him.

 

4. Confession

Confess anything that comes to mind. This will enable you to pray without anything coming between you and God. If God highlights anyone He wants you to forgive, muster up the courage and strength to forgive them from your heart (Mark 11:25).

 

5. Personal intercession

Pray for the following:

  • God strengthens your relationship with Him, and He refreshes your confidence in His love for you as your Heavenly Father
  • You would love yourself as a child of God, free, forgiven and without condemnation (Romans 8:1).
  • You would love others as Jesus loves them, and you would boldly serve others in love as God gives you opportunity to do so.
  • You experience God’s inexpressible joy and peace (1 Peter 1:8 and Romans 15:13): we all need these!
  • Any specific points that you need today.

 

6. Praying Scripture

Read today’s passage, from 1 Corinthians 14 :

[24] But if an unbeliever or someone who does not understand comes in while everybody is prophesying, he will be convinced by all that he is a sinner and will be judged by all, [25] and the secrets of his heart will be laid bare. So he will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!”

Paul is writing here about the power of prophecy during corporate meetings of the church. He is painting a picture of unbelievers being radically transformed by believers’ prophecy: of becoming aware of their sin, having the deepest parts of themselves revealed and transformed, and then coming into an unmistakeable awareness of the reality of God, and the need to worship Him. What a gift, what a transformation, what an encouragement!

What is God showing you or talking to you about from that passage: for instance, what strikes you as unusual, interesting, provocative, or puzzling? Ask God and pray about those things.

 

7. Intercession: Naturally Supernatural

Pray: 

  • for many unbelieving visitors to join us on Sunday mornings 
  • that our corporate meetings will be filled with prophetic insights that cause unbelievers to encounter Jesus in life-changing ways 
  • salvation for many unbelievers through prophetic words 
  • that supernatural encounters with Jesus would happen every single time we meet: on Sundays, in our small groups, as well as through our social-action and outreach ministries 

 

8. Thanksgiving

Write down 5 things you can thank God for. Consider each one in turn. Thank Him again. If you have time, think of another 5 things and thank Him again!

 

9. Intercession for others

Identify three people on your BLESS list (a BLESS list is a list of people close to us, like friends, family, neighbours and colleagues, who do not yet know Jesus as Lord and Saviour).

Pray that:

  • God deepens your relationship with them and gives you opportunities to serve them well
  • God provokes them to openness to Him
  • God uses you to signpost them to Him
  • Jesus wonderfully saves them.

 

10. Intercede for nations

Pick a nation: it could be the UK, it could be your birth nation or that of your parents, it could be a nation that is close to your heart, or it could be Nepal where our brothers and sisters in King’s Church Kathmandu are fearlessly spreading the Gospel.

Pray for:

  • the Gospel to be preached and received in that nation
  • many to be saved and then filled with the Holy Spirit
  • supernatural signs and wonders to break out in that nation that draw people to Jesus and glorify Him
  • a spotless Church to rise up in that nation
  • righteous government in that nation inspired by the love and fear of the Lord, and His loving wisdom

 

11. Intercede for the church

Pray for God’s blessing on two or three of the following and those who lead them:

  • King’s Kids: our children’s work up to the age of 11
  • King’s Youth: for those aged 11-18
  • Our small groups: for powerful times together and strong support of one another in these restrictive and challenging times
  • Our outreach and social action works: Azalea (working with commercially sexually exploited women), CAP (our Christians Against Poverty debt relief centre), English as a Second Language (ESL) groups, Little Stars (parent and toddler group), King’s Table (serving those wrestling with life-controlling addictions and homelessness)
  • The eldership, leadership and staff teams in the church: wisdom, unity, inspiration and courage
  • Focus: our group for those in retirement
  • Alpha: for many to join and encounter Jesus’ love and salvation: it starts on 4th May
  • Our worship and technical teams who serve us so well every single week
  • Another church in High Wycombe or the surrounding area

 

12. Reflection

Write down anything that God has spoken to you. You can send in your reflections, thoughts, words of encouragement, prophetic words by clicking here.

Naturally Supernatural

The following is a suggested prayer structure. You can pick and choose which sections you would like to do. You can spend longer on the sections that are meaningful for you, but leave out others as time permits. Alternatively, feel free to do each one, which should take approximately 2½ or 5 minutes depending on whether you are praying for a total of 30 or 60 minutes. We do recommend that everyone do sections 6 and 7 each day (Praying Scripture and Intercession: Naturally Supernatural) as these form the main theme for the week’s prayer. You are also welcome to add any other prayer points you would like – let’s pray!

 

1. Praise and Worship

Spend some time praising God. Use songs, listen to music, speak out words of praise. You can find some worship songs to sing, or reflect upon by clicking here.

 

2. Pray in tongues

If you have the gift of tongues, use this now and allow the Holy Spirit to build you up (1 Corinthians 14:4). If you haven’t yet received this gift, you can spend a few minutes asking the Holy Spirit to give you this gift, or alternatively seek God’s blessing for your time of prayer.

 

3. Waiting on the Lord

Take some time to still your thoughts and sit before the Lord in silence. Ask him to reveal to you anything that is coming between you and Him.

 

4. Confession

Confess anything that comes to mind. This will enable you to pray without anything coming between you and God. If God highlights anyone He wants you to forgive, muster up the courage and strength to forgive them from your heart (Mark 11:25).

 

5. Personal intercession

Pray for the following:

  • God strengthens your relationship with Him, and He refreshes your confidence in His love for you as your Heavenly Father
  • You would love yourself as a child of God, free, forgiven and without condemnation (Romans 8:1).
  • You would love others as Jesus loves them, and you would boldly serve others in love as God gives you opportunity to do so.
  • You experience God’s inexpressible joy and peace (1 Peter 1:8 and Romans 15:13): we all need these!
  • Any specific points that you need today.

 

6. Praying Scripture

Read today’s passage, from 1 Corinthians 14:

[1] Follow the way of love and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy… everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort.

It’s so interesting that Paul in this verse highlights one very important quality that is necessary when it comes to supernatural gifts: that of personal desire. He is very clear here: we are to be earnest in seeking God for spiritual gifts: we need to be hungry for them. He also points out that the prophetic gift (hearing from God Himself for the church, for others and for ourselves) is especially important.

What is God showing you or talking to you about from that passage: for instance, what strikes you as unusual, interesting, provocative, or puzzling? Ask God and pray about those things.

 

7. Intercession: Naturally Supernatural

Pray: 

  • that we would be filled with His love, v 1, for others, ourselves and for Jesus 
  • that we would see an outpouring of the prophetic gift on many in the church 
  • the prophetic gift would change those who receive it, and it would propel us as a church more deeply into God’s purposes and plans 
  • for the prophetic team that we have in the church: for even greater sharpness and insight from the Holy Spirit, and that God continues to add to this team. 
  • For a prophetic word for yourself or someone else right now.  (Don’t forget to write down whatever God speaks to you). 
  • Our prophetic words strengthen, encourage and comfort people God intends to bless. 

 

8. Thanksgiving

Write down 5 things you can thank God for. Consider each one in turn. Thank Him again. If you have time, think of another 5 things and thank Him again!

 

9. Intercession for others

Identify three people on your BLESS list (a BLESS list is a list of people close to us, like friends, family, neighbours and colleagues, who do not yet know Jesus as Lord and Saviour).

Pray that:

  • God deepens your relationship with them and gives you opportunities to serve them well
  • God provokes them to openness to Him
  • God uses you to signpost them to Him
  • Jesus wonderfully saves them.

 

10. Intercede for nations

Pick a nation: it could be the UK, it could be your birth nation or that of your parents, it could be a nation that is close to your heart, or it could be Nepal where our brothers and sisters in King’s Church Kathmandu are fearlessly spreading the Gospel.

Pray for:

  • the Gospel to be preached and received in that nation
  • many to be saved and then filled with the Holy Spirit
  • supernatural signs and wonders to break out in that nation that draw people to Jesus and glorify Him
  • a spotless Church to rise up in that nation
  • righteous government in that nation inspired by the love and fear of the Lord, and His loving wisdom

 

11. Intercede for the church

Pray for God’s blessing on two or three of the following and those who lead them:

  • King’s Kids: our children’s work up to the age of 11
  • King’s Youth: for those aged 11-18
  • Our small groups: for powerful times together and strong support of one another in these restrictive and challenging times
  • Our outreach and social action works: Azalea (working with commercially sexually exploited women), CAP (our Christians Against Poverty debt relief centre), English as a Second Language (ESL) groups, Little Stars (parent and toddler group), King’s Table (serving those wrestling with life-controlling addictions and homelessness)
  • The eldership, leadership and staff teams in the church: wisdom, unity, inspiration and courage
  • Focus: our group for those in retirement
  • Alpha: for many to join and encounter Jesus’ love and salvation: it starts on 4th May
  • Our worship and technical teams who serve us so well every single week
  • Another church in High Wycombe or the surrounding area

 

12. Reflection

Write down anything that God has spoken to you. You can send in your reflections, thoughts, words of encouragement, prophetic words by clicking here.

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The following is a suggested prayer structure. You can pick and choose which sections you would like to do. You can spend longer on the sections that are meaningful for you, but leave out others as time permits. Alternatively, feel free to do each one, which should take approximately 2½ or 5 minutes depending on whether you are praying for a total of 30 or 60 minutes. We do recommend that everyone do sections 6 and 7 each day (Praying Scripture and Intercession: Naturally Supernatural) as these form the main theme for the week’s prayer. You are also welcome to add any other prayer points you would like – let’s pray!

 

1. Praise and Worship

Spend some time praising God. Use songs, listen to music, speak out words of praise. You can find some worship songs to sing, or reflect upon by clicking here.

 

2. Pray in tongues

If you have the gift of tongues, use this now and allow the Holy Spirit to build you up (1 Corinthians 14:4). If you haven’t yet received this gift, you can spend a few minutes asking the Holy Spirit to give you this gift, or alternatively seek God’s blessing for your time of prayer.

 

3. Waiting on the Lord

Take some time to still your thoughts and sit before the Lord in silence. Ask him to reveal to you anything that is coming between you and Him.

 

4. Confession

Confess anything that comes to mind. This will enable you to pray without anything coming between you and God. If God highlights anyone He wants you to forgive, muster up the courage and strength to forgive them from your heart (Mark 11:25).

 

5. Personal intercession

Pray for the following:

  • God strengthens your relationship with Him, and He refreshes your confidence in His love for you as your Heavenly Father
  • You would love yourself as a child of God, free, forgiven and without condemnation (Romans 8:1).
  • You would love others as Jesus loves them, and you would boldly serve others in love as God gives you opportunity to do so.
  • You experience God’s inexpressible joy and peace (1 Peter 1:8 and Romans 15:13): we all need these!
  • Any specific points that you need today.

 

6. Praying Scripture

Read today’s passage, from 1 Corinthians 12

[7] Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. [8] To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, [9] to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, [10] to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. [11] All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.

The diversity of the church is one powerful manifestation of the purposes and nature of God. It’s so reassuring that each one of us has a vital and unique role to play in extending God’s kingdom and glorifying Jesus. We are all needed, and yet we also need one another. Paul outlines so many gifts that the Holy Spirit wishes to bestow upon us: faith, knowledge, healing, miracles, prophecy, discernment, tongues and interpretation.

Which gifts do you wish to receive for the first time? Alternatively, which gifts do you wish the Holy Spirit to strengthen or reinforce, or even to restore in you personally? Name them and ask Him to give you good gifts.

 

7. Intercession: Naturally Supernatural

Pray:

  • for you to receive supernatural spiritual gifts that powerfully change you and bless others 
  • the church would have all the gifts the Apostle Paul outlines in the passage above: specifically name the ones that you feel strongly about and cry out for God to pour them out lavishly on the church 
  • the church would be strengthened and united as it displays and practises the supernatural gifts Paul identifies. 
  • For supernatural faith to rise up in us: we would be people that trust God’s character and desire to move powerfully. 
  • For gifts of healing, miracles, prophecy and discernment to be commonplace when we meet in small groups, on Sunday mornings, in our youth and children’s groups. 
  • Pray that God would move powerfully on our children and young people and give them supernatural spiritual gifts. 
  • If you don’t have the gifts of tongues, ask the Holy Spirit for this glorious gift right now. 

 

8. Thanksgiving

Write down 5 things you can thank God for. Consider each one in turn. Thank Him again. If you have time, think of another 5 things and thank Him again!

 

9. Intercession for others

Identify three people on your BLESS list (a BLESS list is a list of people close to us, like friends, family, neighbours and colleagues, who do not yet know Jesus as Lord and Saviour).

Pray that:

  • God deepens your relationship with them and gives you opportunities to serve them well
  • God provokes them to openness to Him
  • God uses you to signpost them to Him
  • Jesus wonderfully saves them.

 

10. Intercede for nations

Pick a nation: it could be the UK, it could be your birth nation or that of your parents, it could be a nation that is close to your heart, or it could be Nepal where our brothers and sisters in King’s Church Kathmandu are fearlessly spreading the Gospel.

Pray for:

  • the Gospel to be preached and received in that nation
  • many to be saved and then filled with the Holy Spirit
  • supernatural signs and wonders to break out in that nation that draw people to Jesus and glorify Him
  • a spotless Church to rise up in that nation
  • righteous government in that nation inspired by the love and fear of the Lord, and His loving wisdom

 

11. Intercede for the church

Pray for God’s blessing on two or three of the following and those who lead them:

  • King’s Kids: our children’s work up to the age of 11
  • King’s Youth: for those aged 11-18
  • Our small groups: for powerful times together and strong support of one another in these restrictive and challenging times
  • Our outreach and social action works: Azalea (working with commercially sexually exploited women), CAP (our Christians Against Poverty debt relief centre), English as a Second Language (ESL) groups, Little Stars (parent and toddler group), King’s Table (serving those wrestling with life-controlling addictions and homelessness)
  • The eldership, leadership and staff teams in the church: wisdom, unity, inspiration and courage
  • Focus: our group for those in retirement
  • Alpha: for many to join and encounter Jesus’ love and salvation: it starts on 4th May
  • Our worship and technical teams who serve us so well every single week
  • Another church in High Wycombe or the surrounding area

 

12. Reflection

Write down anything that God has spoken to you. You can send in your reflections, thoughts, words of encouragement, prophetic words by clicking here.

It’s so good to pray, but so tempting not to do so.  However, prayer is much easier when we do it alongside others.  We need others to spur us on.  Prayer preceded a massive move of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 1:14), and it was a prelude to an outbreak of signs and wonders later in Acts 4:30.  Such prayer was done in groups with others. 

When we saw a huge move of the Holy Spirit in the King’s Church (and worldwide) in the summer of 1994 (known as the Toronto Blessing), it followed a season of regular prayer and fasting.  Big moves of God always do.  We are living through unprecedented times: lockdowns, tiers, restrictions, uncertainty and almost daily changes to our lives.  It’s a great time to pray together to seek a powerful move of God in our lives, through the church and in the nations. 

This prayer initiative is to facilitate just that: doing what the church has done for centuries – seeking God’s supernatural activity in our lives, drawing us to Him, and changing our nation and beyond. 

Ordinary people, changed by Jesus, to change the world.  Let’s pray! 

Richard Lodge, April 2021

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Prayer Initiative:

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Instructions:

From Monday 26 April through Sunday 2 May, we are inviting the church to unite in prayer and to pray around the clock: 24 hours a day, for seven days a week.  We want to pray sacrificially (for instance, at times when we would rather sleep), to seek God’s face and His kingdom.  It’s so easy to get involved.  You can sign up to pray at any time by going to our 24/7 prayer room page.  You can pray for half an hour, or for a whole hour.  Just sign up for the slots you would like to do, and then use the daily prayer guide which will help you to pray.

You can pray in the way that suits you best.  Our guide segments each prayer section into twelve parts: if you are praying for half an hour, each segment can last 2½ minutes, if you are praying for an hour, each one can last for 5 minutes.

We hope that this guide helps you to draw closer to God.  Prayer at its heart is spending time with God and drawing closer to Him.  It is how we communicate with our loving Heavenly Father and how He longs to communicate with us.  Take time this week to slow down and to listen to God.  This can take practice and may feel difficult at first. Persevere, and find what works for you.  We are all created differently and communicate differently, but God wants to speak with every one of us.

Naturally Supernatural

The following is a suggested prayer structure. You can pick and choose which sections you would like to do. You can spend longer on the sections that are meaningful for you, but leave out others as time permits. Alternatively, feel free to do each one, which should take approximately 2½ or 5 minutes depending on whether you are praying for a total of 30 or 60 minutes. We do recommend that everyone do sections 6 and 7 each day (Praying Scripture and Intercession: Naturally Supernatural) as these form the main theme for the week’s prayer. You are also welcome to add any other prayer points you would like – let’s pray!

 

1. Praise and Worship

Spend some time praising God. Use songs, listen to music, speak out words of praise. You can find some worship songs to sing, or reflect upon by clicking here.

 

2. Pray in tongues

If you have the gift of tongues, use this now and allow the Holy Spirit to build you up (1 Corinthians 14:4). If you haven’t yet received this gift, you can spend a few minutes asking the Holy Spirit to give you this gift, or alternatively seek God’s blessing for your time of prayer.

 

3. Waiting on the Lord

Take some time to still your thoughts and sit before the Lord in silence. Ask him to reveal to you anything that is coming between you and Him.

 

4. Confession

Confess anything that comes to mind. This will enable you to pray without anything coming between you and God. If God highlights anyone He wants you to forgive, muster up the courage and strength to forgive them from your heart (Mark 11:25).

 

5. Personal intercession

Pray for the following:

  • God strengthens your relationship with Him, and He refreshes your confidence in His love for you as your Heavenly Father
  • You would love yourself as a child of God, free, forgiven and without condemnation (Romans 8:1).
  • You would love others as Jesus loves them, and you would boldly serve others in love as God gives you opportunity to do so.
  • You experience God’s inexpressible joy and peace (1 Peter 1:8 and Romans 15:13): we all need these!
  • Any specific points that you need today.

 

6. Praying Scripture

Read today’s passage, from Mark 16:

[15] Jesus said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. [16] Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. [17] And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; [18] they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

Jesus’ intention is that His disciples will do remarkable things that glorify Him and make the reality of His wonderful and transformational kingdom known. Jesus wants many saved, baptised, delivered from oppression and danger, filled with new gifts and to see God’s healing break out.

What is God showing you or talking to you about from that passage: for instance, what strikes you as unusual, interesting, provocative, or puzzling? Ask God and pray about those things.

 

7. Intercession: Naturally Supernatural

Pray at that start of this prayer week that: 

  • The church will be even bolder in sharing and preaching the Good News of Jesus to those in our town and the surrounding area. 
  • For 2021 to be the best year in the history of the King’s Church in High Wycombe for the number of people being saved and then baptised. 
  • The Holy Spirit will move in the church so we would be filled with Him and receive powerful gifts. 
  • Ask for God to give you the gift of tongues for the first time, or to fill you again and fortify this important and joyous gift 
  • We will see signs and wonders that draw people to Jesus, with many inside and outside the church healed of physical ailments, sickness, injuries, psychological wounds and mental health conditions. 

 

8. Thanksgiving

Write down 5 things you can thank God for. Consider each one in turn. Thank Him again. If you have time, think of another 5 things and thank Him again!

 

9. Intercession for others

Identify three people on your BLESS list (a BLESS list is a list of people close to us, like friends, family, neighbours and colleagues, who do not yet know Jesus as Lord and Saviour).

Pray that:

  • God deepens your relationship with them and gives you opportunities to serve them well
  • God provokes them to openness to Him
  • God uses you to signpost them to Him
  • Jesus wonderfully saves them.

 

10. Intercede for nations

Pick a nation: it could be the UK, it could be your birth nation or that of your parents, it could be a nation that is close to your heart, or it could be Nepal where our brothers and sisters in King’s Church Kathmandu are fearlessly spreading the Gospel.

Pray for:

  • the Gospel to be preached and received in that nation
  • many to be saved and then filled with the Holy Spirit
  • supernatural signs and wonders to break out in that nation that draw people to Jesus and glorify Him
  • a spotless Church to rise up in that nation
  • righteous government in that nation inspired by the love and fear of the Lord, and His loving wisdom

 

11. Intercede for the church

Pray for God’s blessing on two or three of the following and those who lead them:

  • King’s Kids: our children’s work up to the age of 11
  • King’s Youth: for those aged 11-18
  • Our small groups: for powerful times together and strong support of one another in these restrictive and challenging times
  • Our outreach and social action works: Azalea (working with commercially sexually exploited women), CAP (our Christians Against Poverty debt relief centre), English as a Second Language (ESL) groups, Little Stars (parent and toddler group), King’s Table (serving those wrestling with life-controlling addictions and homelessness)
  • The eldership, leadership and staff teams in the church: wisdom, unity, inspiration and courage
  • Focus: our group for those in retirement
  • Alpha: for many to join and encounter Jesus’ love and salvation: it starts on 4th May
  • Our worship and technical teams who serve us so well every single week
  • Another church in High Wycombe or the surrounding area

 

12. Reflection

Write down anything that God has spoken to you. You can send in your reflections, thoughts, words of encouragement, prophetic words by clicking here.

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