November Prayer News‘Will you not revive us again that your people may rejoice in You?
Show us your unfailing love, Lord, and grant us your salvation.’
The late Tim Keller, after many years of studying God’s revival action in the past, concludes that:
“Real revival is the intensification of the ordinary operations of the Holy Spirit. The ordinary operations of the Holy Spirit are conviction, conversion, assurance, and sanctification. When those operations are intensified across a church, denomination, city, or country, you’ve got revival.”
In other words, we are praying and looking to God to do what he ordinarily does by his Spirit, but with a desire that he would increase his work among us for His glory and in the face of our desperate need to see our churches refreshed, and our communities – our island – become aware of the power and presence of God. There are no guarantees of when and how God will move but surely, we seek him for the glory of God and the salvation of our nations?
At Sannox during November, and in other places around the island, we will be coming together to pray through Psalm 85 – a great revival psalm – to call on God for his aid. The daily readings, reflections and prayer prompts are available as a pdf at this link : https://www.sannox.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/30-days-of-revival-prayer.pdf
If you are unable to view the link, the package can be found on our website or on the Sannox Facebook page. Please download the package and join us in worship and prayer.
November Prayer Gathering
Our next Friends of Sannox prayer gathering is at 8.00pm on Monday 6th November. We look forward to praying and worshipping together with as many of you as possible. Prayer underpins all we seek to do for the advancement of God’s Kingdom – please join us if you can.
Give thanks for:
– The recent wedding of Fiona and James at Sannox Christian Centre
– A continued steady flow of visitors through the Summer into Autumn.
– God’s faithfulness in sustaining the ministry at Sannox.
– A very generous gift of £14,000 to help us meet our growing operational costs.Please Pray ForThe finalising of our retreat programme for 2024, and the various new ventures being explored to build community here at Sannox. Advertising is being prepared at the time of writing!
– Continuing favour on fundraising for the Manse renovation.
– Starting the planning and design work on the Beehive Chapel.
– Plans for the future staffing and resourcing of the Centre as we grow and build a centre of worship and prayer.
– A good response to our autumn/winter in-person and online retreats.
– The staff team who ‘keep the fire burning’ through the quieter period of late autumn and winter (do come over and help!).
Our next Sannox Saturday takes place on Saturday 4th November. 2pm start with coffee, a time of worship and prayer and a message following. We look forward to seeing all who are able to gather with us! Our speaker this month is Brian Murray, until recently Interim Minister at Whiting Bay Parish Church of Scotland.
Upcoming Events and Retreats
Online Zoom Retreat: ‘Rhythms of Life’
Saturday 18th November, 9.30am – 3.30pmWe take time out to take note of the gentle rhythms of grace in our lives and to notice where God is moving, leading and guiding us in this season.Suggested donation for the day’s retreat: £20.
Online Zoom Half-Day Retreat: ‘Celtic Advent’
Saturday 16th December, 9.30am – 12.30pmWe prepare our hearts to welcome Christ with the help of the Celtic saints.Suggested donation for the morning’s retreat: £10.
‘Christmas at Sannox’
Sunday 24th December, 3pm (2.30pm for refreshments)Mindful of the recent closure of Corrie Parish Church, we are hosting a community carol service on Christmas Eve for any who may like to come for a relaxed time of Christmas carols, worship and readings – get Christmas started in the best way!
The Sannox Prayer
“Today I choose to stand in this place you have called me to,
And I declare that You are a Mighty God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth.
Your Kingdom shall endure and will never be shaken.
Open the windows of Heaven and pour out Your promised blessings in this generation.
Revive us, restore us and heal our land.
Thank you for going before us to open the way and remove all obstacles.
Increase our Faith, stir up Hope and keep us grounded and walking in Love.
Thank you that You are creating a dwelling place for God and man here – in Sannox, on Arran, for the nations.
We bless you in the name of Jesus, to receive all that the Father has for you, and we thank you for your continuing support of His work at SCC. Be blessed and protected in all you do for the Kingdom, in the mighty and beautiful name of Jesus.
Sannox Christian Centre Team