Dear COTN Elders, Leaders and Churches,
Greetings to you all in Jesus Wonderful name.
As we do each year at this time, it is my joy to introduce and provide you with details regarding our annual Church of the Nations – Day of Prayer.
I’m sure that most of you will be aware and have already built it into your calendars. This year it will fall on Sunday 13 September being the second Sunday of September. It is where we ask each church to set aside time during their Sunday meeting/service, to unite with COTN churches around the world in a focused prayer celebration.
THEME: DELIVERED AND ESTABLISHED….
We have and are witnessing the faithfulness of the Greatness of our God once again at this very testing time.
DATE: Sunday 13 September 2020
The Nations of the earth have been challenged in an unparalleled way never observed in our lifetime this year. These span sickness and death to Worship and Economic onslaughts.The very core of all our norms, not just in the COTN family but in society at large throughout the nations of the earth have been tested and shaken.Yet in this we have and are witnessing the unwavering love of God to DELIVER.
Psalm 107: 19-21 nas.
'Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them and DELIVERED them from their destructions. Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness'...
Then a SUPPORTING SCRIPTURE:
Psalm 40:2 NKJ
'He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and ESTABLISHED my steps'.
The sense that God has not only DELIVERED us but also ESTABLISHED us for a wonderful new future.
The Apostolic Council have witnessed with and embraced this call, not only for us in COTN but for the broader Bride of Christ at this time.
Our Prayer Day is the only truly ‘combined international event’ which we host each year, where we ask every COTN church to participate.
We will be providing you with prayer pointers and reminders over the next few weeks. In addition, because of the Covid disruptions to many of our regular church gatherings, we will also be providing a rolling video with the prayer points and slides this year. This will enable folk to log on at a time convenient to each situation, enabling flexibility for a time or format each meeting will take, be it live or on video.
So, mark the date. It’s just 4 weeks away!
On behalf of the Apostolic Council.