'... Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.'
- Matthew 6:10
The Lord's Prayer has been said millions of times since Jesus taught it to His disciples.
More than 2000 years later, following another year of anxiety and uncertainty, it is still a powerful reminder of the One who ...
... is almighty
... is the ruler of the universe
... knows the end from the beginning
... always had a plan from before the beginning of time.
We don't know what 2022 holds, but we do know that the God of heaven and earth is in control. In these troubled end times, we need to be anchored in the truth of God's word, to be watchful and to pray as we may never have before.
Join Your kingdom come, Your will be done
'Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.'
- Romans 12:12
From Monday 10 January we will be launching 21 days of prayer and fasting, as a church family.
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 and our Young at Heart gatherings on Fridays at 11am.
Public - Dedicated prayer times during our Sunday morning celebration services at 11am
There will also be opportunities to pray at our Life Groups
on the first and third Fridays of the month. To join a group email firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll also be on our social media channels, encouraging you in prayer throughout the week. Be sure to like and follow us!
If you have any requests for you or a friend or family member, we'd love to pray for you, DM us on the 'Gram, or email us on email@example.com in confidence.
Each week we'll be highlighting a theme for prayer. Click the images 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