In 2019 St Mary’s are holding 24 hours of continuous prayer each month, We’ve had great feedback from those involved so far. Slots in the Prayer Room for next month 12th-13th October can now be booked online here.
In June we completed a continuous chain of prayer, 24 hours a day for a whole week (24/7) as part of the Thy Kingdom Come initiative. 95 people took part in 144 one hour slots in the prayer room. It was an amazing week and thank you to everyone who took part.
We will start praying with the first slot at 8am on Saturday 12th Octobers and will finish at 8am on Sunday 13th October. There will be lots of creative ways to pray in the room and suggestions on how to divide up an hour. We will have a stereo in the Room which you can plug an iPod into if you want to bring some Worship Music with you and we will have some ways to record and share prayers with others using the room. The idea might seem a bit daunting at first to pray for a whole hour, but there are lots of great resources we will be drawing on from the 24-7 Prayer movement and many people say once they start they can’t stop! (Read more here) This is a fantastic opportunity to come together as a church and to seek God, to pray for our church, community, friends, family and to spend time experiencing the presence of God.
24-7 Prayer is a global movement started in 1999, following a long tradition of Christian prayer, and has led to continual prayer 24 hours a day in a chain of Prayer Rooms around the world ever since. You can read more about 24-7 Prayer on their website www.24-7prayer.com.