- Praise God for how he brought about and used REVIVE Sunday to encourage us despite our sadness at not meeting together for our annual festival. Praise God that so many churches and people were involved and could watch.
- Pray for wisdom as we plan for events for the year ahead in light of Covid-19 and ever-changing restrictions and regulations.
- Pray for Wives Focus (for ministry wives from Co-Mission churches) taking place 2-3 October - that we can plan a virtual programme that supports, equips and refreshes these wives.
- Praise God that REVIVE Sunday went well! We had a great Sunday praising God and hearing how he was moving across the network and in our city. We are thankful for the feedback and the positive impact of this celebration for the churches of Co-Mission.
- We are thankful for God enabling churches to make the jump to live streaming their services. It's been incredible to see the churches of the network enthusiastically jump in and figure out what church looks like in the COVID age.
- Prayer for wisdom for the Autumn: how can we helpfully and safely share stories of how God is working in the network? Pray that we can use the digital tools at our disposal, whether our website, social accounts, or films, to support and encourage the churches of Co-Mission and ultimately point people to Christ in the online space.
Richard Coekin (CEO of Co-Mission and Senior Pastor of Dundonald Church) has written this amplification of the Lord’s prayer for use in private or in church in the face of the Coronavirus:
Our father in heaven – thank you for Jesus in whom you have adopted us as your beloved children; help us remember that sickness and death will never separate us from your love, believe you will be with us through whatever lies ahead, and trust you are fully in control and perfectly good;
Hallowed be your name – we pray this crisis will result in much praise for you – that believers will be strengthened in their faith and unbelievers will recognise our human frailty and mortality and turn from sin to worship you;
Your kingdom come – until Jesus returns to rescue us from this world of pain, as far as this virus spreads, we pray your kingdom will grow further, in the hearts of people of all nations finding in Jesus the sure hope of resurrection into your new creation, free from sickness, suffering and death to enjoy you forever;
Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven – Father, we rejoice in your sovereign power; in your mercy, please end this crisis soon, deliver us and all your people through this crisis, and may your gracious plans to save the lost be advanced by this season of humbling;
Give us this day our daily bread – thank you for dedicated doctors, nurses and other NHS staff, for our government and its advisors - please grant them the wisdom and endurance they need; sustain us with the daily bread of Christ crucified for our sins, in the living bread of your Word; reassure us when we’re anxious, heal us when we’re sick, strengthen us when we must die, comfort us in our bereavement, and embolden us to share the gospel of Jesus, the living bread we all need;
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us – have mercy where we have presumed upon our health, forgotten our frailty, or neglected to thank you for your daily care and protection; forgive us because Christ died for our sins, count us acceptable in his perfect righteousness, and in the light of your mercy, helps us show mercy to all;
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil – deliver us through this time of testing – help us resist every temptation to doubt your love; help us stand firm in our faith against Satan’s lies, knowing that all over the world, your people are enduring the same kind of trials;
For yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever, Amen.
As we join together in bringing the good news of the Lord Jesus to London what better way to start 2020 than to be praying that God would use us and the churches of Co-Mission for his glory.
To help you get going here is a list of the planned plants, churches ministries that together make up Co-Mission.
Why not pray for one a day in January?
New plants being planned and gathering launch teams:
Barkingside Plant – Rickey Raja
Grace Church Beckenham – Matt Dew-Jones
Redeemer Church, Queen’s Park – Daniel Evans & Thomas West
Co-Mission churches, plants and Senior Pastors
Becontree Church – Mike Reith & Rob Newham
Bridge Church Peckham – Richard Perkins
Christ Church Balham – Andy Palmer
Christ Church Earlsfield – Andy O’Brien
Christ Church Mayfair – Matt Fuller
Cornerstone Church – Pete Woodcock
Dundonald Church – Richard Coekin
Grace Church Muswell Hill – Phil Suddell
Grace Church Worcester Park – Sam Williamson
Hope Church Sutton – Mark Fossey & Tim Saunders
Hope Church Vauxhall – Sam Gibb
Kew Baptist Church – Jonathan Worsley
Kings Church Walton – Simon Martin
Longheath Church – Arni Pelosi
Mosaic Multicultural Church – Alex Brito
New Life Church Catford – Zim Okoli
Roehampton Student Church – Sam Stephenson
Slavic Christian Fellowship – Sergiy Chernov
St Andrew's Chelsea – Paul Dawson
St John's Chelsea – Andy Mason
St Michael's Fulwell – Ed Kendall
St Paul's Harringay – Pete Snow
St Peter's Fulham – Rupert Standring
Stockwell Baptist Church – Yannick Christos-Wahab
Streatham Central Church – Alex Lyell
The Boathouse Church – Ben Shaw
The Bridge Battersea – Jason Roach
The Globe Church – Jonty Allcock
Lunchtime ministries of Co-Mission
Westminster @ One
Midweek in Mayfair