May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
This is our prayer for you and your church. Imagine your church at the heart of your community as a beacon of hope for the least, the lost and the lonely. Imagine your neighbourhood transformed as the network of people connected with members of your church discover fresh hope as they come to know Jesus’ love for themselves.
Many individuals and ministries are sensing that 2020 is a significant year in which we will see the church in the UK grow. In 2020 churches and ministries are working together for an intentional, strategic and Spirit-filled year of mission across the UK called Advance 2020. HOPE is one of the major partners alongside many others. We want to see the gift of the evangelist released so the people we love and pray for, who don’t yet know Jesus, can have an opportunity to hear about him in relevant ways and respond.
Will your church plan a specific ‘reaping moment’ for 2020: special guest services, large-scale, town-wide mission events as well as more intimate events in pubs, clubs and community centres? Let’s pray and commit to taking the gospel to the nation on an unprecedented scale.
PRAYER 2020 - CALL TO PRAY
HOPE Together is inviting Christians of all denominations to pray for 20 minutes on the 20th of every month, throughout 2020, each evening at 20:20. HOPE’s executive director Roy Crowne says, ‘2020 is such a significant year and Prayer 2020 will be a key part of the year.
Rev Canon Yemi Adedeji, HOPE’s associate director says, ‘Let’s start the year with prayer and continue to pray alone, in twos and threes, and as churches or groups of churches praying for more fruit in evangelism.’
Dr Rachel Jordan-Wolf, HOPE’s assistant director, says, ‘HOPE Together will provide 12 prayer themes for the year, starting with resources for New Year’s Eve, when many churches gather to see in the New Year with prayer.’
Prayer 2020 resources will be available in the autumn.
HOPE 2020 brochure
Request free copies of the HOPE 2020 brochure for your church from the HOPE shop and start to plan how you and your church will take part.