Forty Hours – Home Page



Churches Together in the Lewes Area are hosting a virtual 24/7 prayer event.

We are going to spend forty hours in prayer for Lewes, and the world, and ourselves.

Welcome to our virtual prayer room.

Browse down this page to learn how you can take part, find ideas and topics for prayer, and join together with others in a Zoom session.

At the bottom of the page is our prayer wall – a place for everyone to post and read encouragements and news as we pray.

We invite you to join us.

Register your interest in Forty Hours of Prayer.

By registering you will receive email updates telling you what will be happening. And you can tell us when you will be praying, and post on the prayer wall.

As this is a virtual prayer event, you can pray anytime, where you are. We intend to cover the whole forty hours with at least one preson praying every minute. By you telling us when you will be praying, it helps us to ensure that every minute is covered. Of course there is no limit to the number that can pray at any time, so just add your name to the list.

Post on the prayer wall.

This is the place to post your prayers, prophecies, outcomes, and anything else to encourage us.

Apart from the Zoom sessions, we cannot join together to pray, so by posting on the prayer wall, you can let others know how you are praying to help join up our prayers.

You can create a post using a very simple on-screen form. But if you are not confident in doing this, email what you would like to say to robson.mike@gmail.com and we will put it up on the prayer wall for you.

Timetable – Friday, 19th March

08:00 – 09:00

Zoom session

Open to God

09:00 – 10:00

Pray at home

Felicity Leeson

10:00-11:00

Pray at home

Mike & Elaine Robson

11:00 – 12:00

Pray at home

Angie Vacher

12:00 – 13:00

Pray at home

Peter Markby

13:00 – 14:00

Pray at home

14:00 – 15:00

Pray at home

Jenni Taylor, Ian Hempshall

15:00 – 16:00

Pray at home

16:00 – 17:00

Pray at home

Jonathan Leeson

17:00 – 18:00

Pray at home

Christine Angell

18:00 – 19:00

Pray at home

Yvonne Braithwaite

19:00 – 20:00

Pray at home

Ian Hempshall, Richard and Prilla Rowland

20:00 – 21:00

Zoom Session

Praise and Prayer

21:00 – 22:00

Pray at home

Jackie Stopp

22:00 – 23:00

Pray at home

Carly Taylor

23:00 – 00:00

Pray at home

Timetable – Saturday, 20th March

00:00 – 01:00

Pray at home

Richard Rowland, Ann Turner, Yves Ishimwe

01:00 – 02:00

Pray at home

Richard Rowland

02:00 – 03:00

Pray at home

Prilla Rowland

03:00 – 04:00

Pray at home

Mike Robson

04:00-05:00

Pray at home

Mary Boyum

05:00 – 06:00

Pray at home

Mary Boyum

06:00 – 07:00

Pray at home

Gretel Scott

07:00 – 08:00

Pray at home

Christine Angell

08:00 – 09:00

Zoom session

Lewes Prayer Network

09:00 – 10:00

Pray at home

Mary Boyum

10:00-11:00

Pray at home

Dick & Joyce Field

11:00 – 12:00

Pray at home

Adenike Hyde

12:00 – 13:00

Pray at home

13:00 – 14:00

Pray at home

14:00 – 15:00

Pray at home

Ann Turner

15:00 – 16:00

Pray at home

Mike & Elaine Robson

16:00 – 17:00

Pray at home

17:00 – 18:00

Pray at home

18:00 – 19:00

Pray at home

Mary Boyum

19:00 – 20:00

Pray at home

Liz Lunt

20:00 – 21:00

Pray at home

Yves Ishimwe

21:00 – 22:00

Pray at home

John Etherton

22:00 – 23:00

Pray at home

Beth Robson

23:00 – 00:00

Zoom session

Final hour of praise

Worshipping and Praying
Some prayer needs
Join a Zoom session

Each of these links will take you to worship or to some prayer ideas.

Listening Prayer

Obedient Prayer

Simple Prayer Ideas

Take Time

Praying the Bible

Lyrics for There is a Day

Several of you are planning prayer walking as part of the Forty Hours – great exercise for body. mind and spirit!

We felt some of you might find it helpful to have some prayer topics to inspire your prayers. This is not intended to be a prayer list, and certainly not to be used as the prayer agenda for Forty Hours! Perhaps you will begin with something here, and then other needs will come to mind. Pray as the Spirit leads, and let us know what you are praying by posting on the Prayer Wall.

  • local churches – several are without a serving minister at present
  • schools returning and finding some children anxious after the lockdown
  • an awakening move of the Holy Spirit
  • friends and family known to you
  • peace in wartorn countries
  • for us all that we would grow where God has planted us
  • thanks for the miracle of a Covid vaccine; fairness in its distribution
  • justice and mercy throughout our nation
  • for national leaders at this time of Transition from Lockdown back to resuming normal life
  • restoration of fractured family-relationships
  • wisdom for local church-leaders who stand in for their incumbent, while emerging from lockdown
  • being expectant for God to be at work in the areas of Healings & Miracles
  • Eastgate Baptist Church as they move forward into a new vision to do Breakfast Church
  • work of Arocha in campaigning for nature’s recovery by 2030 – click here for detailed prayer points
  • Lisa in Uganda: for our family, to have renewed strength & encouragement after a very challenging season; for work- we’re currently in the middle of processing an NGO permit to serve children in Nsambwe village; we desire Jesus to prepare the way in  children’s/families hearts to receive his transforming love and healing in that place.
  • Open to God
    March 19, 2021 8:00 am
    Richard & Prilla Rowland
    Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/365049018?pwd=cHR0NWx1MFFlVVU0NWIzaisvakdPQT09 Meeting ID: 365 049 018 Passcode: 338524
  • Praise and Prayer
    March 19, 2021 8:00 pm
    Mike Robson

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84976091271

    Meeting ID: 849 7609 1271
    Passcode: 901100

  • Lewes Prayer Network
    March 20, 2021 8:00 am
    Serena Smith
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 820 5425 4881
    Passcode: 262541
  • Final hour of praise
    March 20, 2021 11:00 pm
    Richard & Prilla Rowland
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 978 220 0037
    Passcode: Jesus

The Prayer Wall

Palm Sunday

March 26, 2021
Ian Hempshall

 

Here He comes, Lion King

Strangely becoming Easter Lamb 

Riding his donkey tank

Firing shells of rose petals into the ranks of armed aggression.

Blessed is He who comes in the name of sacrificial love.


Here he comes, breaker of walls

Crowned with every barb-ed strand of razor wire

That separates us. The bloodied hero,

Demolishing every last bit of our cruel enmity

Making every last adversary our brother or sister, in love.


I hammered alone with naked, bloodied hands,

Unable to break through 

Those towering concrete walls of separation.

He came with His bag of dynamite power

That fathered every distant star, 

which created the beauty of each tiny flower.


Every last tear is gathered into His bottle,

Every tiny drop of protest, every last footstep of a walk of peace,

He joins into a mighty irresistible flood,

Breaking through every last barrier of separation

And turning every warring enemy

Into His very own loving, eternal friend.

Pray without ceasing

March 23, 2021
Mike Robson

 

One of the themes coming out of our Forty Hours of Prayer has been for

my people, who are called by my name [to] humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways

2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV

The word used for wicked can mean ‘unpleasant, noxious, health-sapping’. What is it that the Holy Spirit sees in us? What does He know to be noxious and health-sapping within us, that we are completely unaware of. This is not to condemn ourselves but to humble ourselves and ask that we might see what he sees. He loves us too much to leave any uncleanness within us. He will transform unhealthiness into healing!

He urges us to pester Himself to distraction until we see our land healed:

I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.

Isaiah 62:6-7 NIV

The Lords Prayer Sung in Swahili

March 21, 2021
Liz Lunt

 

 

creative prayer

March 20, 2021
Beth

 

Some drawings I did while praying.

Bringing in the Harvest

March 20, 2021
Jackie S

 

The Spirit showed me a harvest field that was ripe, an old fashioned wooden wagon that was no longer fit for purpose to receive the abundant harvested wheat, and then the whole village coming out to help with the harvest together – not just one farmer and his helpers – but everyone helping together, even though it wasn’t their field.

Seeds

March 20, 2021
Mary Boyum

 

In morning prayer today the idea of “seeds” was shared, and the amazing results that we see around us in nature as flowers blossom from small seeds.

Sometimes our “seeds” can be our hopes, plans or wishes – but they may appear to die.

If they die it is because God has something much more wonderful that He plans to bring out of them, in His time.

The God who created this amazing, intricate universe – so incredible that we will never fathom the last details of it – can safely be trusted with our “seeds”, our hopes, prayers, longings.

We can trust Him.

Amen

Strength in Joy

March 20, 2021
Christine

 

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31

 

The joy of the Lord is your strength.

Nehemiah 8:10

 

In your presence is fulness of joy.

Psalm 16:11

 

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

 

At a time when many of us are probably feeling weary, I was encouraged—and challenged—by these verses that I felt the Lord put on my heart.

 

Encouragement

March 20, 2021
Mary Boyum

 

2 Chron 7:15

“Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.”

Maybe a promise from our Lord to show that He sees and hears what we are offering to Him during these 40 hours!

Psalm 91 – a prayer for protection

March 20, 2021
Mike Robson

 

This is a great prayer to pray for ourselves or someone we know.

Read though it line by line, and make it your own prayer.

Ephesians 4: 2-4

March 19, 2021
Carly Taylor

 

Ephesians 4: 2-4

‘Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit-just as you were called to one hope when you were called.’

As I prayed earlier this afternoon I felt drawn to this scripture, which feels in step with some of the prayers in our evening zoom prayer time.  Calling for us to remain united in the church…So it seemed appropriate to share with you.

I feel a challenge for us all in this period of vacancy at church to come together and remain in unity within the church body. Whether we are directly involved in the process or not, we have a shared responsibility to remain united in our church body, guided by the Holy Spirit. Always remembering the shared hope we all have in Jesus.

2 Chronicles 7 :14

March 19, 2021
Angie Vacher

 

2 Chronicles 7:14   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 sins and will heal their land

 

 

Hallelujah!  Yes, Lord!

The hour has come!

March 19, 2021
Mike Robson

 

After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:

“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. …

And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

John 17:1,5 NIV

How can we know if we’ve heard from God or not?

March 14, 2021
Richard Rowland

 

We noted some weeks ago in a time of prayer, that it’s good to ask God at the start, to show us by His Holy Spirit if there’s any outstanding wrong we need acknowledge, repent of and turn away from?  Having confessed anything that came to mind and received forgiveness, we trust that any thought or impression now coming into our mind is planted there by God and not us!  

We will however get it wrong sometimes, being human.  So we need others to test what we think He’s said, and correct or even ignore it completely!  But it’s not a complete disaster to get it wrong if we’re asking God to, accepting that we can all make mistakes, acknowledge them & be forgiven.  We can post anything we think we’ve heard from God on the Prayer Wall.

How do we listen?

March 14, 2021
Richard Rowland

 

Trying to listen to God involves asking how we can expect to hear from Him. Mostly through
His Word, the Bible? Yes, but we’re told not to assume that’s the only way. Some receive
other gifts of the Spirit, such as words of knowledge, prophecy, other worship-languages and their interpretation. Some get poems or pictures. (1 Cor 12:1-14). Do post on the Prayer Wall anything you feel God has said to you.

We’ve been finding that making an intentional, extended time of silence after reading a
Bible-passage gives God the space to tell us what He wants to say. We’ve got to be willing,
seemingly, to ‘waste’ time listening for God’s still, small voice. Some of us still find it
uncomfortable – it’s counter-cultural! Like the disciples, we too might feel “To what
purpose is this waste (of time!)?” (Mk 14:1-9)

Listening to God

March 14, 2021
Richard Rowland

 

Some of us are getting glimpses sometimes of learning to listen to God, expecting to hear
Him speak. But as in the story of Martha and Mary (Lk 10:38-42), we’re often more
comfortable to feel, with Martha, that the immediate ‘needs’ are more urgent! We’re more
used to posing the prayer that says “Lord, we need help with this or that important issue!”!

Jesus didn’t rubbish Martha’s request, but equally, commended Mary for having chosen the ‘one thing needful’, to prioritise listening to Him.

Encouragement

March 14, 2021
Prilla Rowland

 

Zechariah & Elizabeth had been praying for years & years to have a child. In Luke 1:13, the 1st thing the angel said to him was “YOUR PRAYER HAS BEEN HEARD.” ,

So, if we too have been praying for something for a long time, we can take courage! Our prayer has been heard! And God will answer at the right time, just as He did for Zechariah & Elizabeth.

Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Ps 127:1.

March 9, 2021
Mike Robson

 

There are times we can strive and push and keep going to the point of exhaustion to no avail. Unless the Lord is in it, we are wasting our time. We have been created for relationship with God, and as we tap into His guidance for our life we will find divine favour.

As we pray about what we should do, before we do it, God will speak into our Spirit. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. If you feel an incredible peace and a stirring in your spirit, then go for it.

Brighton Prayer Chairs

I’m praying that these thoughts will govern all we do as this Forty Hours of Prayer comes together. As we begin to involve ourselves, we involve ourselves first and foremost with our heavenly Father.