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The Besom Prayer Letter Spring 2013

Don't worry we're not about to close the Besom !!! In this prayer letter we are being inspired by the final thoughts that the Apostle Paul put in his New Testament letters to the churches.

. . . Final Thoughts

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set 1st - 6th April '13 apart for the gospel of God Grace and peace to you from Romans 1 v 1 & 7 God our F ather and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday Thank God that He has called us to the Gospel. Just as you have received grace & peace, pray that Besom recipients will also. Pray for recipients who struggle with mental health issues. Pray for God's peace. Thank God for his Grace, pray for opportunities to share this today.

Wednesday Pray for church leaders; for rest after a busy week of Easter Services.

The Besom Prayer Letter Spring 2013


Monday Tuesday Thank God that he Strengthens us as we work for the Gospel. Pray for Christians who are planning to give time as a group to decorate a home.

. . . Final Thoughts

Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel 7th - 13th April '13 to bring about the obedience of faith. Romans 16 v 25 - 26

Wednesday Pray for the churches in the city centre as they greet and serve the poor. Thursday Thank God for the Besom team. Pray for encouragement as they meet to pray this morning. Friday Being obedient in serving the poor can often be hard. Pray for those who struggle. 14th - 20th April '13 Romans 16 v 27 (amplified)

T o the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ (the Anointed One)! Amen (so be it). Monday Tuesday Thank God that we serve the ''only wise God''.

Pray for Wisdom for the Besom trustees as they pray and make long-term decisions.

Wednesday Thank God for the churches in F oxwood, Woodthorpe, Chapelfields & Dringhouses. Pray that they can serve the poor in this season. Thursday Pray for Van time givers today as they seek to glorify God in their giving. Friday Pray for wisdom for Besom recipients who are parents, in how they care for their children.

The Besom Prayer Letter Spring 2013


Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 21st - 27th April '13 Let all that you do be done in love.. . 1 Corinthians 16 v 13 14 Monday Tuesday Ask God to help you stand firm in faith today. Thank God for those who give money to and through the Besom regularly.

. . . Final Thoughts

Wednesday Pray for the church in Tang Hall & Heworth to be able to reach out and give effectively to those in need. Thursday Pray for Besom recipients who are physically weak & need practical help each day. Friday Pray that new gifts of money, given in love, will make a difference.

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, 28th April - 4th May '13 agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and 2 Corinthians 13 v 11 peace will be with you. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Rejoice! Thank God that 'in Christ' there is so much to rejoice over. Pray for Wisdom for the Besom team as they arrange van collections and deliveries for this week. Thank God for the churches in Huntington and Bellfarm, pray that they can offer comfort to those in need. Pray that each of the 'things' given through the Besom this week will bring restoration. Pray for Besom recipients who live on streets where there isn't peace.

The Besom Prayer Letter Spring 2013


And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 5th - 11th May '13 Galatians 6 v 9 Thank God for the fruit that we see working in his Kingdom. Pray for the individuals who give time in the Besom office; sorting, cleaning, making, praying.. Pray for Christians in the villages around Y ork that they could persevere serving the poor.

. . . Final Thoughts

Pray that the core team would not grow weary in their tasks even when they don't get to see the results of their labour. Thank God that he is our strength when we feel weak and worn-out.

F or neither is circumcision of any importance, nor uncircumcision, but only 12th - 18th May '13 a new creation; the result of a new birth and a new nature in Christ Jesus, the Messiah. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, Galatians 6 v 15 16 (Amplified) (who discipline themselves and regulate their lives by this principle!)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Give thanks that by Jesus' death we are now a 'new creation'! Pray for all those making gift packs that the love they pour into them would be a blessing to those starting new lives. Pray for the churches and groups in Wales looking into starting a local Besom. Pray that giving through the Besom would be an encouragement to new Christians. Pray that the Bibles given out would bring new life to recipients.

The Besom Prayer Letter Spring 2013


Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand 19th - 25th May '13 against the schemes of the devil.. . .praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. T o that end keep alert with Ephesians 6 v 11 & 18 all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Thank God for the armour with which he equips us to do his work. Pray for lasting relationships formed during projects; that groups would persevere in prayer and love. Pray for the churches in Clifton that they would be protected from the 'devil's schemes' as they continue to reach out to the community. Pray that the core team would stand strong in the armour of God. Pray that all who give through the Besom would be reliant on prayer. 26th May - 1st June '13 Philippians 4 v 8

. . . Final Thoughts

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Pray for good character for Besom givers.

Thank God for the wonderful example of Jesus on which to base our lives! Pray for the Besom in Ryedale; that more churches would get involved to show an example of God's love to the surrounding area. Pray for those who give time; that they would be good examples of Jesus. Thank God for the great testimonies shared by both givers, recipients, and key workers and the encouragement this brings to all who hear them.

The Besom Prayer Letter Spring 2013


I am not speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Thank God that through all things He strengthens us! Pray that in all situations those at the Besom would turn to God. Pray for the churches in Y ork South and East; that they would continue to grasp God's sacrificial heart. Pray for seeing and expecting more of God's perfect provision at exactly the right time! Pray for those recipients facing hard times; that they would feel God's strength empowering them through the Besom. 9th - 15th June '13 Colossians 4 v 6 2nd - 8th June '13

. . . Final Thoughts
Philippians 4 v 11 - 12

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Thank God for the grace He's shown to us!

Pray that we would should God's grace to others in all we say and do. Pray for the Besom in Stockton; that they would be a good bridge between church and community Pray for those who give on the van; that every word they say would speak of God's grace. Pray for sensitivity for the Besom core team in all the situations encountered.

The Besom Prayer Letter Spring 2013


And we earnestly beseech you, brethren, admonish (warn and seriously 16th - 22nd advise) those who are out of line (the loafers, the disorderly, and the June '13 unruly); encourage the timid and fainthearted, help and give your support to 1 Thessalonians the weak souls, be very patient with everybody (always keeping your 5 v 14 temper). (Amplified) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Thank God for the amazing patience He shows to us. Pray that the thankfulness of Besom recipients would be a real encouragement to Besom givers! Pray for the Besom in N.Ireland; that God would guide them in all they do. It takes time for gifts to matched to recipients; pray for patience for all. We offer prayer to recipients whenever it seems appropriate; pray that this would be an encouragement to them and we would be patient awaiting results. 23rd - 29th June '13 2 Thessalonians 3 v 1 & 5

. . . Final Thoughts

Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honoured, as happened among you.. . .May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Thank God for every opportunity to share His word! Pray for more opportunities to share God's word on assessments. Pray for the continued work of the churches in Acomb North; spreading the Gospel in their community. Praise God for the many Bibles already given out this year! Pray that van teams would feel enabled to offer prayers and Bibles.