24/7 Prayer Week 12 – 19 Jan 2018



As we head into 2018 we expect to be undertaking the huge job of rebuilding and developing our church. This will require much planning, patience, hard work, not to mention finance! So, what better way to start the year than to get on our knees before God in prayer, asking that along with our building, our hearts and lives be fit for His Kingdom purposes. From 7pm on 12th January until 7pm on 19th January, St John’s will be praying continually for 168 hours (24/7), around the theme of Building for Mission.

God’s Presence

‘The presence of God far supersedes the strategies of man’ (quote from recent 24-7 Prayer Conference in Birmingham)
Above all, we desire this week of prayer to be about seeking God’s Presence.

His Presence: that ‘place’ where you can listen to and enquire of Him, where you can receive His mercy and peace afresh, His blessing, leading and equipping.

The Upper Room will be set apart for this purpose with various creative stations to help. You are free to use all of them or just enjoy the stillness. The only thing that matters is seeking and knowing God.

Praying for People

We want to pray for and bless people with a different focus on each day:

Sat 13th Jan People who are HURTING
Sun 14th Jan People who SERVE US
Mon 15th Jan People who are FAR AWAY
Tues 16th Jan People who are DIFFERENT AGES
Wed 17th Jan People who are NEARBY
Thurs 18th Jan People who are IN NEED
Fri 19th Jan People in UNITY

Please feel free to bring resources on the day to help us as we pray. We have deliberately left this open to interpretation. What does God say to you? How can you inspire others to pray?

Together Times

We shall be using the Celtic daily rhythm of prayer every day throughout the week at 9am (Morning Prayer), 1pm (Midday Prayer), 5pm (Evening Prayer) and 9pm (Complines). Please feel free to join us for these precious times together. If you are unable to you can still join in from home using the words HERE.

We shall also meet together:

Fri 12th 7-8pm beginning the week with worship and praise
Sat 13th 3-4pm for a Children and Families Hour
Wed 17th 7-9pm for an extended Sanctuary meeting
Fri 19th 6-7pm closing the week with worship and praise

Get Involved

  1. Commit to praying for 1 hour
    We are ambitious to fill all 168 hours with continuous prayer in the Upper Room. (Yes, that includes through the night!)
    Please consider whether you, or your small group would be able to cover at least one hour.
    CLICK HERE to sign up online (and do click on the navigation tab for Friday 19th.)
    We are particularly keen to have two people in church during the night, from 11pm – 5am every night. Could you commit to covering 3 or 6 hours with someone else?
  2. Call in and spend as little or as long as you want in prayer
    If you are unable to commit to a specific time, you are very welcome to just drop in, for as short or as long as you like. Just turn up. If the room is busy and full when you arrive and you were looking for a quiet place, then the prayer room on the ground floor will be available as an alternative place to pray.

Don’t miss out

Previous prayer events at St John’s have been such an encouragement to those who have attended.
As we pray, we find ourselves re-centred in who God is and who we are.
We allow Him time to speak to us. To reveal what is on His heart and what is on ours.
At this most pivotal time in the life of St John’s it is of paramount importance that we humble ourselves and seek God afresh. For nothing of lasting value ever happens without prayer.
What might God say to us? What might He say to you?

For more info please contact marcuspagnam@stjohnsharborne.org

My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, Lord, I will seek. (Psalm 27:8)

4th Jan 2017 Posted in: News by Fran Varley 0

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