30th November 2019

Prayer Diary December 1 - 14

 

International

 

At Christians in Sport we are committed to supporting the growth of sports ministries in the UK and beyond. Pray with us for work around the world to create local, sustainable mission to reach sportspeople with the gospel.

 

Sun 1 New university initiatives.

 

Pray for the new initiative this year to establish a European-wide university sports ministry, starting groups where sports-playing students can meet together and spur one another on to live and speak for Christ in their teams.

 

Mon 2 Partnerships.

 

Pray for new partnerships across Europe especially with IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) and the organisations governing and supporting Christian university groups in different countries.

 

Tues 3 Revive conference.

 

Pray for the amazing opportunities at the IFES Revive conference in Germany over New Year (27 December - 1 January) with 5,000 expected attendees. Pray for staff as they run seminars on reaching the world of sport for Christ as well as running all the sport for the event.

 

Wed 4 Multiply reunion.

 

Pray for the reunion of Multiply Summer School graduates at our student conference, Clubhouse Xtra. Pray that it will be a really encouraging and fruitful time.

 

Thurs 5 Go Sport Europe conference.

 

Pray for the Go Sport European competitors conference being planned for May 2020. Pray that we see a good group of Christian athletes from across Europe come together to be better equipped and encouraged.

 

Fri 6 Praise for growth.

 

Give thanks for the work across Europe, for growing momentum, new initiatives, and more sportspeople catching the vision of reaching their world of sport for Christ. Praise God for growing numbers of leaders who are sharing Jesus on the front-lines in clubs, churches and universities.

 

Sat 7 International team.

 

Pray for the protection and safety of the international team as they travel and work abroad. Pray that they would rely on God in their ministry to sportspeople and see fruit from the work in Europe and internationally.

 

Churches

 

Join us as we lift up churches in prayer this week. Praise God for His good gift of the local church, and pray for partnerships with many churches seeking to reach local clubs and support sportspeople within their congregations.

 

Sun 8 Christmas events.

 

Pray that many sportspeople would come under the sound of the gospel at carol services and other Christmas related events run by churches across the UK this Christmas.

 

Mon 9 Rugby World Cup events.

 

Pray for churches who have used the Sports Mission Pack in relation to the Rugby World Cup in September and October. Pray that crucial follow up conversations would be had with those who came to events.

 

Tues 10 Jesmond Parish Church mission.

 

Pray for Jesmond Parish Church, Newcastle who held a series of guest events focused towards sports people over a weekend in October. Pray that these would bear much fruit.

 

Wed 11 Sunday sport tension.

 

Pray for churches who feel the tension between Sunday sport and Sunday services. Pray for honest and open conversations between church leaders and parents/guardians and for both parties’ main goal to be bringing glory to God.

 

Thurs 12 Sportspeople in congregations.

 

Thank God for churches who have Christian sportspeople in their congregations. Thank God for the increasing number of mini prayer meetings between Christian sportspeople in these churches as they ask God for boldness and clarity to speak of Him.

 

Fri 13 Church engagement.

 

Pray that Christian sportspeople would be stuck in, rooted and serving their local church with the gifts that God has given them.

 

Sat 14 Sports Mission Pack.

 

Pray that many churches would use the Sports Mission Pack in 2020 as they seek to engage local sports clubs and teams with the gospel.

 

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