We are so grateful to the Lord for the timing of our Beholding His Glory Conference on 9-11 March.  As over 200 people came together to honour the Lord, learn from His word, pray for each other and our world – we were drawn to new levels of both experiencing His life and glory among us and understanding our position of praying with His authority.

We began by looking at ‘Behold’ a word we don’t use much and which isn’t in the modern translations of the bible. It means ‘observing someone or something, especially of remarkable nature, pay close attention to what is to follow:  to watch survey, stare at, perceive, discern, set your eyes on, contemplate and look intently.

William Porter called us to step up into ‘horizon-level thinking’ in these days of shaking and glory to a life of standing well: stand expectantly (Lk 21:28) ; stand prepared (Lk 21.36); stand closer in knowing God (Ex 33:21-22); stand firm in prophetic witness (Lk 21:19); stand in increasing revelation (Hab 2:1) and stand resolute in spirit (Eph 6:13).

Malcolm Duncan took us on a journey of encountering the glory of God.

“The glory of God is a complex, beautiful, challenging idea that draws us in – it’s not all about special moments and encounters, but about ordinariness of life being transformed by God.”

His sessions led us through an encounter with God (Isaiah 6); The glory of God and the face of Jesus (John’s gospel); The promise of God that His glory will cover the earth (Habakkuk) and the ultimate purposes of God and the transformation of our planet (Revelation).

Take some time to listen to the podcasts of our main speakers and be encouraged in these days. 

How should we be praying

Let’s get rooted or re-rooted back into God’s word. Let’s worship Him as we feast on scripture, live in scripture, pray from scripture asking His Holy Spirit to lead, guide, renew and equip us to be carriers of His love. 

  • What are the scriptures He is highlighting to you? Share them with others in phone calls, emails, texts with others you know. 
  • How is He answering your prayers, little and large? Let’s take time to share His faithfulness, provision and answers with those we are in touch with so that together we build each other up (t 1 Thessalonians 5:11).

Ask the Lord what He wants you to pray into and follow His leading. All across our nation churches are being called to prayer as never before. Virtual prayer meetings are taking place as the Holy Spirit is raising up an invisible net of prayer across the UK nations (and many other nations). Each one of us is part of this!  Our prayers for our loved ones, our streets and communities, our nations and their leaders and our world are part of this.  

World Prayer Centre House of Prayer will be staying on guard as our role as watchmen, linking together as a team worshipping and praying together virtually.

We will be coming before the Lord in humility and repentance for the issues He lays on our hearts. We will be praying for every Christian to discover what being part of the Church really means in these days; that His perfect love, displayed in His people, will cast out fear; that the Holy Spirit will stop people of evil intent who will abuse and cheat on vulnerable people at this time. We are praying for a breakout of the Good Samaritan syndrome across society.

Here are some of the scriptures we are using: Psalms 23, 24, 30, 32, 46, 47, 90, 91. Romans 8. Revelation 4 and 5. Remember Psalm 119, 105 ‘your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path’.

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen (Ephesians 3:20-21)