SA-CNI Network Month of Prayer 2012
Launching on the day of the National Day of Prayer event at Wembley Stadium - Saturday 29th September - Street Angels - CNI Network is calling people to a month of prayer for work within the night-time economy.
The month is to encourage people to pray for the work of Local Projects in over 100 communities across the UK, Europe and Australia and for initiatives such as Love Your Streets and #Do1NiceThing which are part of our legacy of the Wembley day and part of the Neighbourhood Prayer Network.
Prayer pointers will be added to our Facebook and Twitter pages (#CNIPrayer) with a more general prayer guide included on our web site.
Paul Blakey MBE, founder of Street Angels - CNI Network, said of the month, "Following on from the fantastic day at Wembley, when tens of thousands of people will gather specifically to pray for our nation, we want to encourage people to pray for the communities where our local projects are making a massive difference. We also encourage prayer for new opportunities to open up, for a greater reduction in crime, for those we partner with and those who volunteer."
Bishop of Pontefract and Patron of SA-CNI, Rt. Revd. Tony Robinson, comments, "Please do support the very important work being done on our streets each week by the teams of volunteers associated with the Christian Nightlife Initiatives. There work is a great example of Christian witness and service."
Street Angels - CNI Network is an umbrella organisation supporting and resourcing over 100 local projects working within the night-time economy. More information is at www.cninetwork.org.uk
If you use Twitter we encourage you to tweet your prayer pointers over the 30 days and include #CNIPrayer (this will group all the tweets together). You can also email us prayer pointers to be added...
Neighbourhood Prayer Network have produced a 40 days of prayer guide to equip us to focus our attention on the needs of our neighbours and the streets we live on as well as the wider needs of our nation. This is available via YouVersion. There is also the book below available..
Love Your Streets run the #Do1NiceThing campaign - match your daily prayers with positive social action that will make a difference for others and the wider community...
For Bible thoughts and conversations check out BigBible including the daily #DigiDisciple thought (Paul from SA-CNI contributes to this on 16th of each month).
SA-CNI Month of Prayer... A Guide:
This month celebrates 17 years of night-time work in Northern Ireland (Belfast NightLight), 12 years in Scotland (Dundee Street Chaplains) and, in December, 7 years in England (Halifax Street Angels). Since then the idea has spread across the nation and around the world! CNI Network was launched in 2008 to celebrate, resource and support all that God was, and is, doing. As we celebrate 17 years of people mobilised praise God for all that is achieved and the lives and communities changed and join us in praying for more of the same...
Sat 29th Sept - pray for the National Day of Prayer at Wembley - for: those attending, the organisers, finances to be covered, the legacy of the day...
Sun 30th - thank God that local projects are demonstrating as reality "God's Kingdom come, God's will be done, on earth as in heaven" and pray for an increase to this reality for individuals and communities.
Mon 1st Oct - pray for the local projects, volunteers and leaders in the South West and South Coast region.
Tue 2nd - pray for the Love Your Streets challenge - the #Do1NiceThing campaign and, working with Neighbourhood Prayer Network, the prayer and action in every street campaign.
Wed 3rd - pray for the night-time economy - for an end to the binge culture and for safe and vibrant places that appeal to a wide range of people. Pray for Purple Flag and the work they do in this. Pray for those you know who work within the night-time culture (door-staff, serving staff, promotions, DJ's, owners, management, cleaners...)
Thu 4th - pray for our many partners who work with us on a wide range of areas and need - thank God for the work they carry out and that together we will be stronger.
Fri 5th - pray for the local projects, volunteers and leaders in the South and London region.
Sat 6th - pray for every single person who has encountered help or had a conversation with one of our volunteers this weekend. God knows each and every one of them, the problems they face, the issues they have and the plan and potential he has for there life...
Sun 7th Oct - thank God for the commitment of volunteers (often until the early hours) who make local projects happen.
Mon 8th - pray for the local projects, volunteers and leaders in the East of England region.
Tue 9th - pray for young people especially around alcohol and safety issues; pray for those projects that work directly with young people and for our education resource.
Wed 10th - pray for the trustees of SA-CNI Network, the patron and Paul and Jean Blakey as they work to further the aims and vision of the ministry.
Thu 11th - pray for Street Chaplains in Australia and The Living Room in Tenerife and for our vision to work in European clubbing spots next year.
Fri 12th - pray for the local projects, volunteers and leaders in Wales.
Sat 13th - pray for the police - for every serving officer, for the partnerships that exist between local projects and the police and the work of Christian Police Association.
Sun 14th Oct - thank God for the massive difference made this, and every, weekend in over 100 communities as volunteers invest time and skill within the night-time culture.
Mon 15th - pray for the local projects, volunteers and leaders in the Midlands.
Tue 16th - pray for the work of SA-CNI in terms of its Network strand - pray for strong regional networks to be in place and for seeking of opportunities to work together where possible.
Wed 17th - pray for the work of Street Pastors - the other main patrol project network - and the work of Street Pastors across the nation.
Thu 18th - pray for communities considering starting a night-time project and for the right people to take up leadership of new projects.
Fri 19th - pray for the local projects, volunteers and leaders in the Yorkshire and North West region.
Sat 20th - pray for the work of SA-CNI in terms of its National Influence. Praise God for opportunities to share the impact of our work at the highest levels, in the media, social networking, web and on the ground.
Sun 21st Oct - thank God for the growth of Street Angels - CNI Network over the last seven years and the way God has used this simple idea to make a massive impact nation-wide. Pray for future opportunities such as work at Festivals, major events, London 2013, localised / town & city wide CNI Networks, etc.
Mon 22nd - pray for the local projects, volunteers and leaders in the North East of England.
Tue 23rd - pray for the many community franchising projects linked via The Cinnamon Network meeting today in London.
Wed 24th - pray for our Making The Difference strand - the training package, the TV series, the equipping of people to be difference makers.
Thu 25th - pray for every candidate standing for the role of Police and Crime Commissioner - especially for an understanding that the voluntary sector play within local communities.
Fri 26th - pray for the local projects, volunteers and leaders in Northern Ireland.
Sat 27th - pray for finance for the work of SA-CNI that we can focus on developing our work knowing finances are covered.
Sun 28th Oct - thank God for local churches, Churches Together and HOPE groups who help make local projects happen.
Mon 29th - pray for the local projects, volunteers and leaders in Scotland.
Prayer for SA-CNI Network Month of Prayer 2012:
"Lord we thank you for all that is achieved as we partner together and with you in communities at night. We thank you for every life that we invest love into and for every person who sees and encounters our volunteers. We pray for our communities at night, for your light to shine, for your peace to be evident and for reduction in things that are not good. We thank you for those who are partners with us in the work we do and for the work they carry out. Help each of us take up the Love Your Streets challenge and be difference makers in all we do."