Prayer

Last year we took part in the national week of prayer - Thy Kingdom Come. During the days between Ascension and Pentecost we arranged different prayer events, to suit everyone, in homes, Manor Court and the school. We prayed for our nation, our community, young people, ourselves and a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. This year we will be a part of the global wave of prayer from 25th May - 4th June.

It is our desire that anyone who would like to be prayed for has that opportunity. If you would like us to pray for you or a situation that affects you, please go to our Prayer Requests page.

Any time we spend together in prayer builds not only a Kingdom perspective in us but strengthens our unity and relationships together – both of which are essential ingredients of a growing church. Prayer is the most exciting aspect of being a Christian, because it puts us in contact with the One who holds the key to LIFE! Prayer is vital to the life of the church. Our desire is that prayer plays a central part in all we do and at each of our meetings.
 
Sunday prayer time

Each Sunday at 9.00am before we set up for Sunday Brunch or Sunday Extra, we gather together for half an hour to pray. We start with a Bible reading relating to our talk or sermon for the day and then pray into that. We laso thank God for his goodness to us, pray for persecuted Christians around the world and pray a community blessing.
 
Prayer walking around Marston Moretaine As we walk around the village each Thursday morning, we voice specific prayers for what we see - or don’t see. We pray for families, the school, the other churches, the nursing home and businesses. Sometimes we pray for particular people we see, they don’t know us or that we are praying for them, but God does. He knows the needs in their lives better than we do.
 
Corporate Prayer Corporate prayer is an important part of the life of the church, along with worship, teaching, communion, and fellowship. The early church met regularly to learn the teaching of the apostles, break bread, and pray together (Acts 2:42). When we pray together with other believers, the effects can be very positive. Corporate prayer edifies and unifies us as we share our common faith. Our 1:14 Prayer Gathering takes place on the third Thursday of each month at Manor Court.
 
Prayer texts Prayer texts are sent on behalf of people in the church asking for prayer for themselves, family or friends or a situation. They allow over 40 of us to instantly pray for a person or situation and we have seen God answer so many prayers.
 
Week of Prayer - Thy Kingdom Come This year we again joined with churches around the world in a Week of Prayer from Ascension (25th May) to Pentecost (4th June) - Thy Kingdom Come. More than 100,000 Christians from around the world took part after the Archbishops of Canterbury and York invited churches to pray in fresh and focused ways during the days between Ascension and Pentecost. We prayed as individuals and as a  church, in homes, Manor Court and around the village. We prayed for our world, our nation, our community, ourselves and for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. 
 
Prayer for The Other Nine There are 1 in 10 Christians living daily with persecution. The Other Nine prayer campaign calls on the other nine Christians to care more for their persecuted brothers and sisters. We live in freedoms they are often denied, such as to worship together in public, own a Bible or even repair the roof of the church building. When we read of the suffering which our brothers and sisters in Christ endure for the sake of his name, our hearts are moved and we long to bring them before the throne of grace, so we meet together every other month on the third Tuesday to pray for specifically for Christians in two countries.
 
Would you like prayer? It is our desire that anyone who would like to be prayed for has that opportunity. If you would like us to pray for you or a situation that affects you, please go to our Prayer Requests page.


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