Half Night of Prayer

You are warmly invited to a Half Night of Prayer:
Wednesday 4th October 2017, 6pm-Midnight, St John’s Harborne.

One of the most exciting things about holding prayer events is the feedback we get from people. A recurring story is that God meets with us when we spend time in prayer! Even when we think we are primarily concerned with praying for others, we encounter God’s Presence and we are blessed and changed!

Pete Grieg said at New Wine 2017:

‘Prayer at its simplest is asking,
Prayer at its best is conversation,
Prayer at its deepest is communion’

We want to make this evening very much about dwelling in God’s presence, then listening to Him, before we ask and intercede. For that reason we shall have the main Sanctuary as a place for encounter – resting with the Father, gazing at the Saviour, receiving the Holy Spirit. There will be music, song, and silence to help us to stop and meet with God.

After some time in the Sanctuary you are then encouraged to join prayer that is happening in 3 different places simultaneously:

  • Large Hall – Prayer for Building for Mission
  • Upper Room – Prayer for Youth and Children
  • Creche – Prayer for Birmingham
  • Prayer Room – Silent reflective prayer

Prayer Pointers will be shared at half past every hour in each of these 3 areas to help us pray informed and together.
(More details to follow re each prayer strand).

You are free to come for the whole 6 hours or to just come for as long, or short, as you like.
Pray with others, pray on your own. Just pray.

As we stand on the brink of new things here at St John’s it is imperative that we pray, committing our way to God and seeking His guidance and blessing. His promise is that as we humble ourselves, repent and pray, He will hear, forgive and bless us (2 Chronicles 7:14).

So come, join us, for as long or as little as you can – come and pray.

‘How lovely is your dwelling-place, Lord Almighty!’
Psalm 84:1

Contact Marcus on marcuspagnam@stjohnsharborne.org for more information.

 

 

 

21st Sep 2017 Posted in: News by Emma Orton 1

One Response

  1. Brian Martin says:

    Very encouraging and uplifting post. Well done!

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