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Dunkirk spirit: queues formed to pray in May 1940 outside Westminster Abbey
“Time is short” to pray for “torn-apart” Britain
8 September 2017 is 77 years after the National Prayer Day that led to victory in the Battle of Britain
Hundreds have signed up to take part in a National Day of Prayer called for 8 September.
Together with Pastors Roy and Brenda Taylor and Pastor Dennis Greenidge, evangelist David Hathaway has booked Westminster’s Emmanuel Centre for a day of fasting and prayer.
Catherine says: “Through God’s love I have hopes and dreams again”
Mental health – is there a way out?
Last issue we asked for stories of those who had survived mental health problems and asked whether the Church has the answers. Now read Catherine’s story. Diagnosed as bipolar, she found herself in a mental health hospital at the age of 20 and was told she’d be that way the rest of her life. Today she is living a normal life and rebuilding her life
Is this picture an encouragement to pray?
Cloud formations appearing to be in the shape of Great Britain have been snapped three times since 2009. This latest one was taken in Huddersfield and sent to the BBC on 15 June (Credit: Golcar Matt/WeatherWatchers)
The Day of Prayer announced for 8 September is not really a National Day of Prayer for the simple reason that the government and monarch have not endorsed it.
Both Buckingham Palace and Lambeth Palace have turned down requests for a national day of prayer for several decades.
The Queen has been repeatedly asked to call for a national day of prayer like her father, King George VI did in the dark days of World War II.
One of the founders of the 1960s Festival of Light (which culminated in two large rallies in September 1971), the late Steve Stevens DFC, wrote regularly to the Queen to request that Her Majesty would call such a day as Head of the Church of England and Defender of the Faith.
To appreciate the full extent of Catherine’s transformation, this should be read in conjunction with her testimony on pages 3 and 20 of HEART AUG-SEPT 2017
I struggled with mental health issues through all of my teenage years up until the age of 24. Everything changed when I invited Jesus into my life and he began to to work a miracle in my life. He showed me that there was a way out of the downward spiral I was stuck in.
Several strong prophecies have been circulated this summer, principally that of David Noakes given on 17 June at a meeting in East Grinstead.
Clifford Hill who writes in this paper had a prophecy at the end of July; both his and David Noakes’s prophecies are printed on the Prophecy Today website.
Chain reaction: Creationist Professor Stuart Burgess (left), seen here with a colleague, was able to show his design for Team GB’s Olympic winning bikes to hundreds of visiting school pupils and teachers at the prestigious Royal Society.
From 3–8 July …
‘Worried’ conservative Anglicans have appointed their own bishop
The Church of England’s General Synod has voted against therapy for Christians with unwanted homosexual desires, and introduced ‘transgender baptisms’.
Christian Concern’s Andrea Williams warned that the Church is “giving a national platform to ideologies which want to destroy biblical Christianity”.
A victory for the street preachers whose case was HEART’s April 2017 cover story
Christian campaigners are celebrating court decisions in favour of three street preachers.
Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell were arrested after preaching in Bristol city centre and fined in February, but Judge Picton overruled the conviction at Bristol Crown Court in July, saying he was “conscious of the right of freedom of speech and freedom of expression”.
But it’s 20 years too late, says Pakistani Christian leader
A report by charity Citizens UK has concluded that UK mosques should appoint British-born imams who speak fluent English and understand British culture.
The report suggests that such imams are more likely to help worshippers understand how to live as Muslims in British society – and avoid being misled by extremism.
Many imams working in the UK come from other countries and were trained abroad.
Black and white churches joined together as one to worship at the Emirates Stadium
“Mass evangelism reminds the world that the Church is not dead”
On the same day as the biggest ever London ‘Pride’ march, around 20,000 people gathered at Arsenal’s football stadium for the largest UK evangelistic event since Billy Graham’s missions.