Thanksgiving

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

During the battle against the coronavirus, our shofar blowers have been sounding the shofar to declare God’s victory at 20:15 every evening. You can hear a selection of the sounds of two of our shofar players here. The first one you’ll hear is Nico. the second one is Norman

Shofar NicoShofar Norman

 

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:

Thank you Father for your assurance that when we are weary we can call upon your name to lift us up and for your strength Father God then we can soar like eagles and bring glory to your name in every situation.  Carole H

Thank you Jesus for the breath you have given me and thank you for you have the victory.  Norman

Thank you Lord that Ali and Graham can move closer to the coast. I pray that the move goes well and ask for your hand on the bureaucracy involved in selling a property and registering in a new area. 🙏🏻  Jodie

Praise God that Pastor Dyfan’s treatment took place on Thursday 14 May and will continue for the next three weeks.  Pam

Cristi, Nico’s girlfriend is working in a Care Residence in England. She prayed with a very old man in the home before he passed away. He had covid 19.  As she prayed, he changed from tormented into complete peace & then passed away. She was so so pleased that God had touched his life. She felt God tangibly in that room, reaching out to this man.  Thank You Jesus 💜✝️   Berni

Thank you for Cristi, leading the man to you, please Lord continue to use cristi let your love and mercy shine from her.  Linda

Thank you Jesus for you make the seemingly impossible possible and conquer evil. Thank you Jesus for you are in control.  Norman

Thank you for that wonderful testimony from Cristi and that you have used her mightily. We thank you Lord that you are protecting this wonderful young woman of God and pray for her safe return to Spain. 🙏🏻  Jodie

I got Praise the Lord O my Soul song. Thank you Lord for all Shofar blowers.  Carole H

Thank you Lord that you will watch over our coming and going both now and for evermore. Bless you precious Lord.  Anne T

Rainbow over Fuengirola this morning (14 May). Thank you Lord for this reminder that you are ever present.  Howard

Yours is the victory Jesus. Yours is the glory. Thank you for the rainbow promise Jesus.  Norman 

Thank you Jesus for yours is the victory and thank you Jesus for making us waterproof under our clothing.  Norman

Thank you Lord for watching us and giving your protection. We raise a hallelujah.  Sue

Thank you Lord for using Joyce today to speak into my life. Amen.  Anne T

Thank you Jesus for answering my prayer – ongoing – I receive it gladly. Amen.  Anne T

Thank you Jesus that our daughter Naomi has come back to you Father, Josh´s wife. 👏👏👏👏👏👏❤️ Thank you Father you’re so faithful.  Linda

Hallelujah – answered prayer x  Annette

Thank you Lord for Naomi returning back to you. Wonderful news.  Carole H

Last Friday evening (1 May) I fell backwards off the step ladder and I landed on the terrace, with my head banging on the floor. I felt as if every bone in my body was broken: the pain everywhere was terrible. I managed to get up, but I had swelling at the nape of my neck, and my elbow and bruising. The back pain was very bad, but by some miracle I had no cuts at all. The words of a worship song came to mind, “You lift me up when I fall down”. He does indeed lift us up in every way possible and how blessed we to have such 24 hour protection and love from our Heavenly Father. Val

Thank You Jesus lifting Valerie up. You raise us up. Hallelujah! 💜✝️  Berni

Thank you everyone blowing a Shofar whether we have seen you on a video or not. Thank you that you are protecting us Lord. 🙌  Jodie

Thank you Lord, for the blessing of being able to go out for a walk yesterday evening, and this morning, and the sight of 10 beautiful new ducklings on the lake.  Pam

Thank you for your Shofar blowers.  Carole H

We continue giving thanks to Joyce and Howard for the blessing sharing with the homeless and those in need of food. An overwhelming blessing to many churches, the Ark included.  PTL

Praise God, Finlay is on his way to recovery, giving thanks to God.  PTL

Howard is giving thanks for his Social Security has now been paid to him, after weeks of delay.  PTL

Giving thanks to the Lord for Graham and Linda’s videos on Skype with Worship on Wednesdays and Sundays and Pastor Andrew’s and Fonz’s videos on Skype and Ole’s Discipleship course on Sunday afternoon, also Monday coffee morning, Bring and Share group on Tuesday mornings and Warriors on Friday with Norman and Ann. Now it is Wednesday casual evening with Eggheads. God is good and we have survived the “lockdown.”  PTL

Great news both Ricci and Lloyd have been discharged today 🎉🎉🎉please thank everyone for their prayers! The family hugely appreciates it! ❤️  Barbara via Berni

Thankyou Jesus….again.  Pastor Andrew

The Glory is God’s 🙏 hallelujah xx  Rosalind

Thank you Jesus yours is the victory.  Norman

Thank you Lord! All praise to you.  Howard

Thank you all for taken the time to pray for our special boy Zachary. It has been a stressful and worrying week but we feel very supportive and grateful for all the prayers and support and encouragement from his team of specialists. We are further encouraged by a shift in his presentation this afternoon with more smiles, eye contact and responses to speech. God bless and stay safe in these challenging times. Natalie and Dunmore 🙏🏼❤️ 🕊 Nigel

Amen thank you Jesus that you draw children to you.  Norman

Amen thank you Lord for being faithful and building our faith by answering our prayers for Zachary… We wana see more.. We’re expecting miracles during this time of lockdown…. Love you Lord.  Mia

Thank you (everyone) for your prayers. God has heard and answered! Finlay is improving every day. We are so thankful to God , and also to pray-ers like you all at the Ark! Thank you for your friendship and faithfulness.  Angela, via Berni

Great thank you Lord 🙏  Ali

Praise God….again. We r seeing our prayers answered on an even larger scale.  Pastor Andrew

Thank you Lord that you are strengthening your people and showing your power and glory through them. Amen.  Anne T

Thank You Jesus for rescuing Joseph, praying that he will have a revelation of the love and mercy of Jesus.  Edith

Thank you for praying for Timothy, is out of Hospital now,
Surprised, his family has no voice , but it will come back, thank you Jesus for healing & restoring this family. 👏👏👏  Chantal, via Linda

Thank you Jesus for restoring Timothy and for giving peace to Chantal, now he is home in France.  Pam

Thank You Jesus. Bless Timothy.  Edith

Last week I had 2 blessings. Monday I learned that there was no longer any trace of the cancer that I had for 2 and a half years and a fews days later Tim told me he would be home on Friday. The Lord healed me and he also healed Tim who was near the dead.  Chantal, via Linda

Thanks to our Wonderful Healer. ❤  Angela

Thank you Jesus for your breath in us.  Norman

Thank you Holy Spirit that you are drawing Linda and Graham’s son in law Josh and Naomi to Jesus. Thank you Jesus that you have caused him to speak with Graham and Linda. That you will give them the wisdom and words of knowledge to lead them to you Jesus. Hallelujah.  Norman

Father thank U we don’t know how the light of Christ & the conviction of the Holy Spirit worked 2 gether in Josh’s life, we give U an Hallelujah. We ask U now 4 the desire in him now 2 b 2 know more about Jesus & His salvation that has always been there 4 him. PTL🎺❤️✝️🔥🙏  Bonnie

Josh has just given his life to Jesus 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 Linda

Halleluja thank you Jesus for Josh.  Annette

Wonderful, exciting. Thank you Jesus. We wait expectantly for our next one heading towards Salvation.  Carole H

Thank you Jesus. Let us keep praying for Josh, especially this week…we r fasting and it’s his first week in his new life with Christ.  Pastor Andrew

 

Last year (2019) 100 prayers in the newsletter were answered. Praise the Lord!