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.
Pray in 2020 on the 20th of each month at 20:20 for 20 minutes
Pray … that God will give many opportunities to speak about Christ. (Colossians 4:3 NLT)
This is the invitation from HOPE Together to Christians of all denominations.
Through Prayer 2020 we are asking God to work through all that is done in 2020 – personal witness; church outreach plans in villages, towns and cities; stadium events – evangelisation in all its many forms. HOPE’s executive director Roy Crowne says, ‘Already this is catching the imagination of Christians around the world. 2020 is such a significant year and Prayer 2020 will be a key part of the year.’
Find out more and download the Prayer 2020 logo here.
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.