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It’s hard to know where to begin to pray sometimes these days with so much need and urgency everywhere we turn. We’ve been listening to our members and the Evangelical Alliance has called a UK day of prayer on 13 November. We are working with networks, denominations and churches to bring people together to pray. You can find out more here and further resources will be made available throughout the next week. Please make plans to join in with us individually, as a family, small group or Church.

The international day of prayer for the persecuted Church (IDOP) is on Sunday 15 November. The Evangelical Alliance, together with our friends at Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Release International and Open Doors have arranged an online prayer event for 7:30pm that evening. Again we’d really encourage you to make time to join us to pray for our brothers and sisters across the world at this time who are living under threat of persecution.

Our friends Christian Vision for Men and Crown Jesus Ministries have created a short video which can be shown on Remembrance Sunday. It includes a local story of sacrifice, that also reminds us of ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ. You can download the video here and use it as part of your Sunday service but please don’t post it on social media until after 11am this Sunday morning.

Finally, with international leadership in question this week, local leadership is perhaps more important than ever. One way you could help to provide leadership in your community is by responding to a consultation on the impact of COVID19 on vulnerable children and young people. Danielle, our new public policy officer, has created a short video and consultation document to help you respond.