8th June 2019

Prayer Diary June 9 - 22

 

Looking Ahead

 

 

As we look ahead to the summer and beyond, we want to lift up a few big prayers to the Lord.

 

Sun 9th Vitality Netball World Cup, Liverpool 2019.

 

Over the last few years we have been praying for God to raise up Christians in international netball. At the Commonwealth Games, 8 netballers from 3 nations came together to meet and encourage each other in God’s Word. Pray that the Lord would provide opportunities to develop this international community at the Liverpool World Cup in July 2019.

 

Mon 10th Wimbledon 2019.

 

Pray for an opportunity prior to Wimbledon starting for Christians competing to meet for fellowship over dinner like last year. Pray that this would be a helpful step in fostering Christian community on the ATP and WTA tours, as they travel the world away from their local churches.

 

Tue 11th Sports Plus Bursary Fund.

 

The Sports Plus bursary fund has blessed many families, enabling their young people to attend camp. Pray this year the fund would continue to grow to facilitate more young people attending Sports Plus.

 

Wed 12th Auditing.

 

As the year draws towards an end pray that the auditing process would help us to continue to be rigorous in adhering to the latest legislation.

 

Thu 13th Dublin Sports Plus.

 

Pray for the SportsPlus camp kicking off in Dublin in July. Praise God for the young people who have signed up to come and pray that He would provide leaders and coaches to help coach sport and share Christ with the young people during the week.

 

Fri 14th Clubhouses in Northern Ireland.

 

Pray for Clubhouse training events to be run in at least 10 towns and cities in Northern Ireland next year. Pray that Christians involved in a range of sports would be envisioned to represent Christ in their sporting context.

 

Sat 15th Sports Plus.

 

Pray that as Sports Plus grows and develops it would continue to be a place for young sportspeople to improve in their sport, while exploring more about the Christian faith and what it means to be a Christian sports player.

 

Sun 16th Scotland.

 

Pray as we look to find more Christians in sport in Inverness, Dunfermline, Troon, Ayr and in the Scottish Borders. Ask God to lead the staff team and raise up workers in the mission field of sport.

 

Mon 17th FIFA Women’s World Cup, France.

 

As the World Cup takes place in France at the moment, pray for churches to make the most of the opportunity an event like this can bring, and pray for any Christians competing in the tournament to live and speak in a way that gives God all the glory.

 

Tue 18th University freshers.

 

Pray ahead of the 2019 academic year that the freshers’ events which are planned will be effective in finding and equipping more Christians in sport in universities across the UK. Pray particularly for 1st years arriving at these universities.

 

Wed 19th Clubhouse Xtra 2020.

 

Pray for the planning of Clubhouse Xtra 2020 so that more students can attend, be built up and sent out, so that God’s Name will be glorified throughout student sport.

 

Thu 20th Rugby World Cup, Japan 2019.

 

Pray for churches to make the most of the opportunities a major event like the Rugby World Cup brings to reach sportspeople with the gospel. Pray our Sports Mission Pack will be useful for supporting them.

 

Fri 21st Welsh Rugby.

 

Please pray that as rugby players get back into pre-season training over the summer that they would be intentional in being open about their faith, living it out and sharing it so that many more rugby players across Wales would come to know Christ.

 

Sat 22nd 2020.

 

Next year we celebrate 40 years of Christians in Sport operating and 25 years of Sports Plus. We’re so thankful for God’s faithfulness and the many who have come to faith through the work. Praise God for all He is doing in the world of sport for His glory.

 

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