Prayer News – November 2020

November 2020 Global Prayer News

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Ephesians 3:20

Dear friends and prayer partners,
It was one year before Josiah Spiers wrote those significant words, ‘God is Love’ in the sand on a beach in Wales, that the beginning of Scripture Union was shaped. On 2nd June 1867, Josiah had gathered 15 young children, aged 7-12, for a special children’s meeting in the living room of a house in London.
But what motivated Josiah to do this? Timid by nature, he had been reluctant to teach even the youngest children in a Sunday School class! But earlier that year, he has attended a children’s rally in London led by Payson Hammond, an evangelist from the USA. Payson had never set out to become an evangelist to children, but when he was visiting Scotland some years earlier, he had attended a children’s prayer meeting. Moved by the reality and depth of the children’s prayers, he realised children could enjoy a living relationship with Jesus. Ultimately, it was this realisation that then went on to influence the young Josiah Spiers to devote the rest of his life to children and was instrumental in the birth of the ‘Children’s Special Service Mission’ (the precursor to the name ‘Scripture Union’).
I like to think, that Scripture Union was actually birthed at a children’s prayer meeting.
Today, prayer continues to be the foundation of all that we do in Scripture Union – affirming what it says in Psalm 127 “Unless the Lord builds the house, we labour in vain’ and in Zechariah 4:6 “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord”.

As we gather in our churches, offices, living rooms, online, and wherever during the Global Week of Prayer this year, we pray with expectancy that God will “…do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20.
Terry Williams
Family & Children’s Ministry Consultant

Scripture Union International 

Global Week of Prayer

The Scripture Union Global Prayer Week will be held 2-6 November. Along with your Movement, you are invited to take part in this worldwide event.

This year’s theme will focus on our limitless God and is based on Acts 17: 24-28. Our limitless God is beyond time and space, beyond boundaries and restrictions, and does not distance himself from us. This Global Week of Prayer will invite us to continue to draw together as a Global Family in dependence on God, in obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ and in reliance upon the Holy Spirit. Let us celebrate all that God has done for us, cry out to him and together reaffirm our commitment to our limitless God.

Further details and resources for Global Prayer Week are available here

You can also join us as a global family for two special events during the Global Week of Prayer:

 

 SU Global Prayer Week Launch

This 90-minute on-line gathering on Sunday 1 November at 7pm (London, UK time) will launch our week together and will be a time to pray in small groups and as a whole.
Click here to participate!

 

 Limitless

A 24-hour prayer event via Zoom and streamed live on Facebook.
Join for as long as you like, any time you like, and pray with others around the world on Saturday 7 November starting at 6am (Wellington, New Zealand time).
Click here to register! 

 

Looking ahead to Scripture Union’s Global Week of Prayer 2020
Field Development Director for Latin America Davi Kruklis encourages people to take part in the week of prayer 

Christmas Webinar

  3 December 10:00am London – A Unique Christmas

 

* ‘All you thought you knew about Christmas’ quiz
* ‘SU’s World’s Best Christmas Trinket’
* Ways to present the Christmas Story in different contexts
* An opportunity to share how you celebrate Christmas
in your country/culture

* Finishing with a time of thanksgiving for this most unusual year 
 
We invite you to join us for a truly global Christmas
Please click here to register

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