One of the things I (Ben) keep hearing again and again, in conversation with many of you and as I read and learn about breakthroughs in mission and disciple-making, is the importance of praying.
‘The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.’ James 5:16
More and more of us are learning that time praying together is essential if we are to see personal renewal or change in our community, our town or our world.
‘To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world’. Karl Barth, quoted by Pete Greig in Red Moon Rising.
I want to invite you to start September joining with others in Kairos for 24 hours of prayer. The network team are setting up a prayer room at Westcliffe Hall so that we have a space with ideas, prompts and resources to help us pray as a whole church. All we need is for you to come and join us!
Our prayer room will be running from 5pm Friday to 5pm Saturday. There will be prayer prompts based around the parable of the sower helping us to pray for good soil in this season.
Come for an hour or more at any time of the day or night. Why not book in a slot with 1 or 2 others so you can come together?
We will start our 24 hours of prayer together with 3 hours of Pray – Eat – Pray.
5-6pm Pray: Creative prayer for all ages. This will be a fun way to engage with prayer either on your own or as a family.
6-7pm Eat: We’ll eat together. Come and have Friday tea with friends.
7-8pm. Pray: We’ll continue for another hour of gathered prayer and intercession.
Join us to pray then eat, or eat then pray – or all of it! You can just turn up to pray, but please let us know if you want to eat with us by Tuesday 6th September so we can get enough food. Prayer like this often feels like a sacrifice before we do it but a privilege once we’re there.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to pray with us and see what God does!
Book a slot in the prayer room here
Let us know you’re eating with us on Friday 9th September