Day 2: Prayer for Image - Teaching and Training
Image has a mandate to not only work locally but train and equip those around the nation and the nations in Christian pregnancy counselling skills, one of the only accredited and recognised courses of it’s kind. Along with training people in the tools to confidently minister in pregnancy counselling with a biblical perspective they also run training trainers courses, to equip people to administer the Image training themselves, enabling multiple courses to be run across the country and around the world. There are currently courses running in a number of cities around the UK as well as in Spain with opportunities opening up into other nations too.
Image also has a heart to speak to Christians around Manchester and beyond regarding these important life issues and speaking hope and grace, calling the church to understand these complex, often taboo subjects and begin to love people better whilst calling forth God’s plans and purposes for each of their lives.
As we pray for Image regarding their teaching and training we want to ask God for grace and wisdom over the team, particularly Chris Fidler as she reworks some of the materials. We ask that God would stir hearts to want to be trained to minister effectively and be a voice of hope in the midst of hopeless situations. We ask for open doors in churches across the the region for the Image team to come and share their stories of redemption and life, that church leaders would engage with these important, life and death issues.
Pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you...The Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one...May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ. 2 Thes. 3:1-5
We proclaim you are the Lord our righteousness who raises up your leaders to govern wisely and do what is just and right in the land. You are the Lord who raised up Esther for the protection of her community in her day and Mordecai to work for the good of the people and to speak up for the welfare of all your people.
We declare that you are raising up many life giving leaders in this day. You are releasing favour and opening doors for your leaders. You are developing a community of life givers who will teach and model wisdom and understanding, joy in relationship and family who will demonstrate to others that there is a way where there seemed to be no way and who articulate clearly your perspective in difficult situations.
We bless Image to be a life giving community with a position of influence such that wisdom and peace flow like a river to envelop the social settings where God places you. We bless you with anointing on your speech, your training and teaching so that you speak peace into the lives of those you reach and that favour will fall on these as you model and require of them levels of discipline and diligence, with love.