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It was good to gather together virtually yesterday for our services, and there will be further opportunities to do that this week. On Thursday at 7 p.m. our Bible study will be online via Zoom and Facebook Live and we will be looking at Acts 12 – lots for us to ponder there! You could read the chapter beforehand and ask God to speak to you through it. Links will be posted later this week.

Friday 3rd April was scheduled to be the ‘Churches Together’ Day of Prayer and although we can’t meet together to pray at Furlong Road Methodist Church, we can still meet together to pray! We are investigating a way of doing this online with other churches, but we are calling all Christians to pray at 11 a.m. on the Friday. We will be saying 2 Chronicles 7:14 aloud and using this prayer for revival, which has featured so predominantly in sermons prior to the lockdown, as our focus. May this be a time of humble repentance and trusting God to bring healing and revival to our nation.

On Saturday 4th April we will still be holding our ‘Take Back the Streets!’ prayer campaign between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. If we’re still allowed to take our daily walk by then, we would encourage people to do that wherever they are and pray as you walk outside. Those that can’t do that are encouraged to pray at home. In particular, let’s pray for the streets of Goldthorpe (use maps online -this one or this one)

We can do a ‘virtual’ walk using maps, praying for streets by name and asking God to bring hope and peace to the people living in these streets. We can pray for our local shops at these difficult times and for protection. We can pray for the people we know and ask God to use this time to bring people to know Him. There’s so much we can pray for.

If you can, please email photos to Julie of the places you pray for as you walk (at safe distances from others, obviously!) and we will try to build up a picture of our area. If you can’t walk in Goldthorpe, pray for the streets where you live too. Prayer knows no boundaries and no barriers!