Jeremy Simpkins
UK Prayer Day Update

Newfrontiers Day of Prayer for the Nation

A couple of weeks ago on Wednesday 5th July over 500 Newfrontiers leaders gathered from all across the UK to Westminster Chapel in Central London for a “Day of Prayer for the Nation”.

It was a very moving time – especially as most of us have not seen one another since Terry Virgo multiplied Newfrontiers into many different families of churches in July 2011 – 6 years ago!!

I felt it was a clear prophetic statement that we are still part of a wider family of over 300 Newfronteirs Churches in the UK. In fact Steve Tibbert led us to see the comparisons between what happens in our natural families and our Newfrontiers family saying…

“Our church family, Newfrontiers, has been through a huge transitional moment, with sons setting up their own households, their energy rightly focussed on laying foundations for the next generation; sons have become fathers and fathers will have spiritual sons. Each household will have its own style, emphasis, and flavour. This is what happens as new families are established – it gives room for increased freedom, responsibility and multiplication”

The whole feel of the day fitted in with what I felt God speak to me about in 2011 – as we contemplated the multiplication into our new families – that we still really need one another across the UK – that new strength would come as we continue build strong “cross-braces” of relationship across our movement – as we always say “we can do more together than apart”!

It was also stirring to hear Terry Virgo speak so passionately about his hopes and prayers for Revival in the UK. Those of you who came to our “ChristCentral Leaders Weekend” in February or one of our “ChristCentral Regional Tours” will have also heard my heart for Revival. We are living in very difficult times in the UK – with the dreadful rise of terrorist attacks, the awful loss of life in the Grenfell Tower fire and in the uncertainties in both the economic and political spheres.

It’s now time for us to rise up together, to call upon the Lord and to believe his many promises:

“If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land” 2 Chronicles 7:14

Finally it’s good to know that this was not a one off event – we have announced plans to gather again to pray on Wednesday 20th March 2019 at Westminster Chapel. That may see like that a long way off – but I would like to encourage you all to put the date in the diary now!

Jeremy Simpkins
July 2017