‘A precious sense of the presence of God’ at the 24hr prayer time

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Marcus writes: “Ben and I were so encouraged by the way the Church got involved in the 24hr prayer time.

“Right from the start, as we worshipped together there was a precious sense of the presence of God with us, stirring us up to dig deep in praise and prayer.

“Two hours praying for the world just flew by on Friday nght, then we had people in the Upper Room praying right through the night on a rota – unprecedented!

“Prayer for those in need was at 9am Saturday morning and we prayed for mission at 2pm in the afternoon.

“Probably one of the most encouraging times was the Families Hour at 4pm when we had approximately 50 parents and children attend, engaging with prayer in creative and child-friendly ways.

“Over the 24 hours, there was space to just ‘be’ with God. And what a special sense of being with God there was.

“We used Psalm 23 as a framework and there were plenty of stations set out to aid encounter with the Lord.

“Our hope and prayer was that people would have a refreshing sense of the Lord’s restoring during these times, enabling us to pray with increasing boldness and live with heightened faith.”

Prayer Wall 24hour prayer

If you have encouraging stories from the prayer time and/or any possible words from God for the Church from this time, then we would love to hear them.

Please email marcuspagnam@stjohns-church.co.uk with 24hr prayer as the subject heading.

Please take the opportunity to look at the Prayer Wall in the Upper Room which accompanied this event


Antony would like to offer his grateful thanks to Marcus, Ben and all those who contributed for all their work in co-ordinating this prayer event.



15th Mar 2016 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

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