'... if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.'
- 2 Chronicles 7:14
If ever there was a time to pray for our nation, our communities and our world, it must be now.
At the beginning of 2020, we never imagined we'd be where we are now. Our worlds have been transformed by the pandemic and its impact on the economy and on every area of our lives. It's reminded us of the limits of our own wisdom and power.
And there are more challenges on the horizon for 2021 that will likely bring more anxiety and uncertainty.
We don't know what 2021 holds, but we do know that the God of heaven and earth is in control. In these troubled end times, we need to hold even tighter to the truth of God's word, to be watchful and to pray as we may never have before.
Join Call to prayer
'Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.'
- Romans 12:12
Personal - Individual prayer and fasting during your devotion time, as you feel led. Why not find an accountability partner to encourage you on your journey?
Corporate - Specific, focussed prayer at our Prayer Gatherings on Tuesday evenings, 8pm - 9pm.
Public - Dedicated prayer times during our Sunday morning celebration services at 11.30am
There will also be opportunities to pray at our Neighbourhood Groups
on the first and third Fridays of the month. To join a group email firstname.lastname@example.org
Each week on a Sunday we'll be highlighting a theme for prayer. Click the image below to download the prayer points to prompt you:
Useful tips and suggestions for prayer and fasting
If you're new to fasting, below are some tips to help get you started:
Start the day with a time of prayer and reflection on God's word.
Use a daily devotional publication, such as Our Daily Bread or Word for Today, for inspiration and encouragement.
Find a prayer partner for support and accountability.
Try taking a prayer break every three to four hours.
Reduce TV and social media and increase spiritual activity.
Include fasting as a regular weekly activity.
Keep a prayer journal and record your thoughts and insights.
You may also find this article by David Matthis on Fasting for beginners (Desiring God)
'Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.'
- Philippians 4:6, 7