As with any church project, prayer is the essential element that underpins Next Steps. We value your prayers and this page will give some prayer points for you to use including a downloadable guide.
Let us start by Praising & Giving Thanks to God:
For God’s provision daily both as a church and as individuals. God is Good!
That the target of £150,000 has been exceeded!
That a new strategy for gaining planning permissions has been developed - 2 phases rather than 1
Now, here are some prayers you could use to ask God:
The Team asks for specific prayer support for the planning application process at this time
Pray for the NS team to have patience and open-mindedness as they continue to navigate the way ahead.
Pray that the planning paperwork needed to meet the Phase 1 deadline, 2 nd August, for the improvements to the rear rooms and the rehoming of the organ is completed and submitted on time and that it is viewed favourably - in other words ‘passed’ - at the September meeting.
Pray for inspiration for the architects as they consider the objections given by the BU’s Listed Buildings Advisory Committee (LBAC) and seek to find amazing solutions to the plans for Phase 2 (the changes to the front entrance, stairs and porch).
- Pray that when the BU’s LBAC look at possible alternative plans for Phase 2 at their September meeting, to give us a guide of which they might accept, they are able to understand and ‘get’ our vision statement for our buildings.
- For God’s powerful hand of protection on the NS Team; please continue to pray for all concerned in the project
You can download this month's prayer guide here