John and Debby Wright write,
This Sunday, 22nd of March, there is a call for the church to join together in a National Day of Prayer.
At 7pm on Sunday, Christians everywhere will be lighting candles in the windows of their homes as a visible symbol of Jesus, the light of the world.
In this rapidly evolving situation, there is, very understandably, a great deal of uncertainty, fear and anxiety.
In a time of such uncertainty, we must remember what is certain: that God is on the throne, he is ultimately in control, and we can totally trust him through this valley.
In a time of such fear and anxiety, we are assured of the power of love over fear (1 John 4:18), and that the peace which transcends understanding can overcome every anxiety (Philippians 4:6-7).
Let us be a non-anxious presence as we step into the opportunity to be salt and light in fresh ways, bringing hope to those around us as we reach out with love.
And let us humble ourselves and pray.
That God’s kingdom would come, his will would be done, and that he would heal our land (1 Chronicles 7:14).
We are encouraging Vineyard churches across the UK and Ireland to join with this day of prayer and action on Sunday.
With our love and prayers at this challenging time.
John & Debby Wright
National Directors, Vineyard Churches UK & Ireland