We are setting February apart as a month of prayer for our community, for us to thank God for his goodness, pray for one another, for our local community, for the nations and for more of God in all we do.
We're going to keep it very simple and encourage everyone to do two things in February.
The first is to book into our 24/7 prayer room on our Bracknell site. You can book in individually, as a bunch of friends, as a family, as a serving or interest group, or you can just book an open slot and see who else turns up! To book either just follow this link, or go to our website and keep clicking on the boxes that say prayer room and you'll get there soon enough! If you don't have access to a computer I'm not sure how you're reading this blog(!), but feel free on a Sunday to use one of the iPads in Bracknell or Sandhurst or ask one of the welcome team there to help you. There are 696 one hour slots in February, it would be great to have people praying in as many of them as possible.
Secondly we're going to turn the Sunday evening meetings in February into all church prayer meetings. I'd love to encourage all of us to come to as many of them as we can. On each of the evenings we'll have a time of worship (which is a form of prayer in itself) followed by a good period of time to pray. On the 7th, 14th and 21st we're all going to meet in Bracknell, then on the 28th we'll have site specific prayer meetings gathering in Bracknell, Sandhurst and if we can find a suitable venue Windsor/Maidenhead. They'll all start at 6pm, with tea and coffee served before, and will aim to finish around 7.30pm. Amongst other things we'll pray into our vision for 2016, the nations we're involved in, the growth of our sites, one another and much more.
Hopefully all of that will also spur us to prioritise our own personal times with God. I think it's going to be an exciting month.