written by Jonathon Dyke // April 2020
My name is Jonathon Dyke and I am part of the church staff at
Kingdom Faith Church. I lead our congregation in Worthing and I am
also one of the SDA ambassadors.
You may be reading this around Easter Sunday, when there was an
expectation that the Covid-19 epidemic was expected to peak and to
begin to decline….
It is good to remind ourselves of the work and the Power of the cross,
which appears to be foolishness and defeat to some but wisdom and
victory for others…..the difference between these, of course, is our
faith in Jesus!
I was invited by the SDA team – who are doing an amazing job of
praying, planning, organising and sorting out a ton of things – to share
a few thoughts and some prayer tips and pointers which I hope will
- What do you feel God is calling us to at this moment?i
To seek His Face, to call upon His name, to encounter Him, to receive
from Him in a fresh way, to push back and release His Kingdom life
To prepare ourselves for a new “normal” to emerge. Paradigms,
attitudes and actions. These will impact the way that we “live” as
church rather than just “do”church and that in turn will impact our
communities, region and nations. (It has been made evident recently
that church is not the building but the believers, who are the church
wherever they go – or stay!)
To be a people who arise, shine and declare the goodness and the
glory of The Lord
- What are you believing God for in this season as we move
To live out of the reality of Psalm 91
To see a people of praise, worship and prayer arise who are fully
dependent on the leading of the HS
To see a momentum of effective prayer, powerful praise and God-
filled worship gathering throughout the church
To see the churches across the South-East and beyond coming
together in a common purpose to see a revival of prayer, praise and
As a result of this, that a blessing from The Lord is released which is
“Unprecedented” that multitudes of people will come to the
knowledge of Jesus.
- What are some prayer points you feel are key as we ready
ourselves for the awakening in this land?
Use the opportunity afforded by having more free time to make a fresh
“pilgrimage” to the Lord. Give space for The Lord to speak and move
in your life.
Give ourselves afresh to Jesus through the surrendering of our lives to
Ask The Lord to fill, to lead us to pray and use our lives in whatever
way He wants;
Ask The Lord for a fresh baptism of the HS daily;
Stand up in Christ and in His authority;
Stand in the confidence of “like faith” to Jesus;
2 Corinthians 4:13
Pray for church leaders and members to hear the “call to arms”,
especially those who are in the SDA “footprint” between Eastbourne
Pray for those in authority to be filled with all wisdom and knowledge
Pray for the SDA team as they continue to prepare for the prayer walk
Declare over the land the favour and blessing of The Lord
Let the HS lead in the bringing prophetic words, pictures or dreams
(It’s good to write these down and date them) then share them with
someone in leadership-being aware of “social distancing”
Allow the HS to add His words to our prayer language…this may be
something new for you, but allow The Lord to express Himself.
Remember, our prayers are powerful and praise is effective when the
HS leads us.
God has spoken over many years of the strategic place that the south
coast has in His plan for our nation.
How the prayer, praise and worship of the saints are building a
spiritual atmosphere, releasing Kingdom faith and power not only
over the south coast but also across the nation and beyond!
As we choose to give thanks and give praise, using the Word of God
as our report;
The weapons of our warfare are mighty;
2 Corinthians 10:3-4
He is able to do far more than we ask or imagine;
He (The Lord) inhabits the praises of His people;
And finally a good reason why the SDA prayer, praise and worship
walk will be so powerful!