Thanksgiving

At The Ark there is a strong emphasis on prayer, supplication and thanksgiving.  Prayers are shared among the congregation all through the week

As God answers our prayers thanks are given to God and are shared among us all as a sign of encouragement to all. This is in line with The Ark’s vision of ‘building one another up’

Here are just some of the thanks that have been shared in the past 4 weeks to encourage us all:

I am so grateful for Your amazing Peace, Lord.  Edith

Help us Lord to clean our bodily temples and get rid of any toxic thinking, remove our worries, and help us make more space for you in our lives. Indeed your name is above all illness and any problems we are experiencing. Thank you that Your plan is to bless us and our families. We exalt You, Lord. Amen.  Jodie

God promises ‘I will be with you’ 366 times in the bible, one for each day plus one extra for a leap year. Thank You Father God that You are with us, taking care of us, teaching us and guiding us. You are a loving Heavenly Father.  Carole H

Thank You Lord, this is a new day under Your protection, we give You all the praise and honour for keeping us safe. I can see the sun on the mountains, help us to see Your Son also in everything we do. Amen  Carole H

Father we thank You that You are close to Vendula at this sad time. Comfort her , rescue her dear Holy Spirit 🙏🏼  Berni

Thank you Lord for giving us what we need each day, not too much and not too little, just exactly what we need. You are a gracious and loving God. xxx  Carole H

Thank You Jesus for Your confirmation. Help us to hear every Word that comes from Your Mouth this week Lord God.  Berni

Lord, I thank you for a hunger this week for Your Word. Amen.  Anne T

Thank you Lord for the rain that waters our land and crops. I ask that You protect all those that need to go to work, that have to travel, keep them safe Lord. Amen xxx  Carole H

Thank you glorious Lord for all the answers to prayer and the different ways that you do it. We praise and glorify your wonderful holy and life giving name. Hallelujah 😊  Ann A

My granddaughter, Daisy, said she had a dream, about Heaven. She wanted to dream about no one dying in 2021. Then she came out with, “When I go to Heaven how will I find everyone?”. Bless her she is nearly 6. Thank You Father for the words of children, I thank You Father that you have your hand upon our little ones. Thank You Father that she can talk freely and ask questions about You, (even though her parents don’t believe).Amen  Carole H

Thank You Lord for all this Good News. You are a great God.  Roger

Thank You Jesus for loving me and taking care of me.  Carole H

Thank you glorious Lord for all the answers to prayer and the different ways that you do it. We praise and glorify your wonderful holy and life giving name. Hallelujah 😊  Ann A

From my niece, regarding my brother, Fred. “God is in control. The battle and the victory belongs to the Lord. All glory be unto Him, our hope and saviour. Thank You Jesus”. 👏👏🙏  Rita

Thank you Lord for this new day in you. ❤️🌈😁  Howard

Thank You Lord God; You are my courage in the dark times; majestic Deliverer. We worship You.  Roger

My niece thanks everyone for their prayers for her dad, my brother, Fred with Covid-19. He is now eating and breathing much better than when he was taken to the hospital. Thank You Lord that You are in control of Fred’s life 👏🙏 Rita

Today (26 Dec) we remember St Stephen and thank God for his sacrifice.
And on Boxing Day we recognise those who serve us and thank God for their service. “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain, and, The labourer is worthy of his wages.” (1 Tim 5:18).  We praise God for Andrew & Debbie and their lives of service. Thank You Lord God.  Roger

Yes thank You Jesus for Stephen’s example to us all. Bless Andrew and Debbie with good health, wisdom and more of Your amazing Holy Spirit.  Edith

We worship You Immanuel. Thank you for coming.  Roger

¡Feliz naVIDAd! Thank you for the gift of eternal life (VIDA) in you Jesus. 🙌🏻  Jodie

Heavenly Father, we thank you that you are interested in the Brexit negotiations (22 Dec). We ask that you, Holy Spirit, turn the hearts of the negotiators to Jesus and seek wisdom. That an amicable agreement be found that protects both sides, that both sides prosper and that sovereignty is maintained. Whatever happens Father we will praise and worship you in thanksgiving because You are Lord. May all the politicians see Your sovereign hand and majesty in this. Amen.  Norman

I am thanking the Lord for healing in my little finger on my left hand which is “swollen” owing to arthritis which made playing the bass painful. At the end of a Sid Roth programme right at the end of the final prayer Sid gave a word of knowledge that someone with a painful little finger would be healed. I claimed that healing and it hasn’t hurt since! Hallelujah! Thank you Lord. 🙏🏽🌈😁  Howard

🎶🎶 Even when we don’t see it, Your healing, 🎶🎶 Thank You Lord  Carole H

Graham & I are praising & thanking Our faithful father: Our daughter Amanda had to have a test for covid, because of someone at her work with virus. We prayed and claimed Psalm 91. Test came back negative, thank You Lord 👏👏👏  Linda

Thank you Lord for another day. Thank you for everyone who contributed to our service yesterday (20 Dec) making it such a joyful Carol service. May seeds have been planted in those who attended or watched it who do not believe yet. Amen. 🙏🏻  Jodie

We prayed for a lady’s teenage son Micki: She says, “Micki is home and out of hospital. I thank the Lord that our prayers have been answered, he’s alive and he’s home. He no longer talks about suicide, he is sleeping in his bed all night and so far he has been eating 4 small meals a day without protest. He is still depressed and we still have a long way to go, so your prayers are greatly appreciated still. We pray that he continues to get stronger in mind and body and that God will show him that he is not “broken” as he says and that he does in fact have a lot to live for.”  Howard

Thank you Jesus for the healing and continued healing of Micki.  Norman

Thank You Jesus for saving this young man for Your plans and purposes. 🙏  Edith

Thank you Jesus for skilful doctors and for Nick’s tumour to be benign and no further intervention required. Thank you Jesus for your continued healing, peace and salvation. Thank you Jesus.  Norman

Thank You Lord for a good report and for Nick’s continued healing.  Edith

Thank you Lord 🙏🏻  Kimberley

Thank the Lord for my second operation on my heart in as many weeks. Expect for some bruises feel better than I have for many years. Thank you Lord in the name of Jesus. Amen.  Edward

Thank You Jesus that you had Your hand upon Edward. Pray now for a speedy recovery Lord. xxx Then we will see Edward back with us in church praising and worshipping You. Amen  Carole H

Praise and thank You Jesus. 👏👏  Edith

Thank you Lord.  Anne T

Father I thank you that the tests that Rafael is having will reveal the root cause of the afflictions so that we can pray with knowledge, understanding and rebuke the devourer effectively. Thank you Jesus.  Norman

Thank you Lord for Rafa, and for the tests now available…let those reading the results be accurate in their assessments. Meanwhile we continue to rebuke the devourer, and cut off any hold he has…… in Your Name Jesus.  Carol R

Last year (2020) 120 prayer requests were answered, of which about a quarter were physical healings. Praise the Lord!