A week of prayer
20 January 2017
Next week sees the return of our annual prayer week. CAP staff at head office and frontline workers from around the country will be taking time out to speak to God, reflect, and pray for the year ahead. At head office there's going to be lots going on, including an ongoing livestream to allow head office staff to connect and pray with frontline workers who live far away, and even an overnight prayer-a-thon on Thursday night! We'll be praying for our clients, our supporters, our needs as an organisation and the wider community, and of course we'll be making sure we thank God for his stunning faithfulness over the past year(s).
However you're involved with CAP, whether as a staff member, partner church, client or supporter, we'd love you to get involved in prayer week too. We'll be updating this page throughout the week with prayer requests - all you need to do is find some time to pray and connect with God.
It's going to be an incredible, faith-filled, faith-fuelled week which will no doubt have a huge impact.
Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Songs of Praise
06 January 2017
On Sunday (8 January) CAP is featured on Songs of Praise, airing at 1:15pm on BBC One. This is of course a rare opportunity to reach lots and lots of people who may be in need of our help, and also those who are in a position to partner with us and continue to expand our coverage of the UK. Please join us in asking God to really stir the hearts of those watching the episode; to show them why our work tackling UK poverty is so vital.
Let's also pray for Naomi, Perry and their family as they watch their incredible story being broadcast to the nation!
The final Discovery Break of 2016!
16 December 2016
On Tuesday, a team will be heading to Cloverley Hall in Shropshire for the final Discovery Break of 2016! There are more than 70 clients booked on and lots of festive activities planned, so let's pray for the families to have a relaxing, enjoyable break amidst the madness of Christmas and, of course, for them to experience God's love and power. This year CAP Discovery Breaks have seen numerous people making commitments to follow Jesus and lives being completely turned around - let's not let this one be an exception!
CAP Christmas food hamper appeal
02 December 2016
We'd really appreciate your prayers for our 2016 Christmas hamper appeal which was officially launched last week. These hampers are proven to bring such joy and hope into the lives of our clients and we just want to be able to bless as many families and individuals as possible this year. Please pray for the generosity of our supporters as they consider their giving, for the centre staff and local church members as they pack up the hampers and go out delivering, and of course for the people who will receive them; that these gifts will not only be a practical help, but also show them how much they're loved and cared for, by us and by God. Pray that the hampers will transform Christmases and lives!
A game-changing dinner and a miraculous milestone
18 November 2016
A couple of (not so) little things to lift to God this week - our London fundraising dinner is happening tomorrow (eek!) and we've had some pretty major news concerning client commitments.
Firstly, please would you pray for our London 20th Celebrations and Fundraising Dinner happening at Old Billingsgate in London tomorrow (Saturday 19 November)? This is our biggest of the year with almost one thousand guests confirmed to attend. Our generous supporters have already pledged an amazing £235,000 in matched funding and we're hoping this will be the financial breakthrough we need to see us on our way to having one thousand UK services by 2021 and so many more lives transformed. We really need to just hand it to God and trust in his faithful provision. Please also spare a prayer for our Key Supporters team who have done an incredible and tireless job organising this event!
Speaking of God's faithfulness, we've seen it in abundance this week as we hit a miraculous milestone. Since CAP began in 1996, SIX THOUSAND of our clients have come to know Jesus in their lives! Isn't that just mind-blowing? And that's not all - one thousand of those commitments have happened in the last twelve months alone! Yes, it may have taken us 19 years to reach five thousand, but this year God has seriously taken the hand brake off! What a blessing! We couldn't be more delighted for all those people who are now walking with God and experiencing his wonderful love every day. Please join us in praying for every single one of these six thousand people, praising God for what he has done in their lives already and asking that, wherever they are on their journey, they would continue to grow in faith from here on out.