Monday, September 2, 2019

Autumn 2019 Week of Prayer


Next Monday (8th September) we start our Autumn week of prayer and fasting. This is a key week for us as a community as we lay a foundation of prayer beneath all we are seeking to do in the coming months. 

We’re going to have a difference focus each day, which I’ll back up with a daily blog with ideas and thoughts on what to pray for on that day. The focuses will be:
  • Monday - Unity, both within Kerith, and for the local and worldwide church
  • Tuesday - Alpha and evangelism
  • Wednesday - The Nations
  • Thursday - Justice, Parliament and those in authority
  • Friday - Healing and our church community
  • Saturday - Partner organisations and churches 
  • Sunday - Our Sites
There are three different ways to get involved in the week:

Praying through the week
I encourage all of us to prioritise finding time to pray throughout the week. As an expression of that we’d love to fill all 168 one hour slots in our newly refurbished prayer room on our Bracknell site. You can book them here. We realise that for many people actually getting to the prayer room isn’t practical - if so you can book slots virtually where you commit to pray for that hour but just somewhere other than the prayer room. If you do this just put (v) after your name in the booking. 

Fasting
Jesus expected us to fast. It’s a way for us to express our commitment to God by putting our desire for more of him above our natural desires, and if done with the right heart can be the gateway to miracles. There are some helpful guidelines on fasting on the 24-7 prayer website. (Just to be fully open, for various reasons I’m not going to fast the whole 7 days but will be fasting several days through the week). 

Kingdom Come Night
On Wednesday 11th September we’re gathering for a one site prayer meeting from 7.30-9.30pm in the Kerith Centre at our Bracknell site. The evening will be a mixture of worship and prayer. Please come if you possibly can.

That’s it. Please think now how you’re going to get involved in this key week for us as a community.

Simon

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