Last year the Woodingdean churches got involved with the National Prayer Weekend. It was a great success and the churches have got together this year to bring people together to pray for their community.
The aim of the weekend is to make God’s love known to those around us in our streets and in our community with and through our prayers. We believe that local people praying for their community can change lives and really impact their community for the better.
Over the past two years, thousands of communities in the UK, and across the world, have taken part in the National Prayer Weekend.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, encourages this prayer initiative by saying:
“Prayer matters, and prayer changes everything. Because as God changes us in prayer he drives us out to be justice-seekers, peacemakers, healers and bringers of good news”
We know that God can do immeasurably more than we can even imagine and so we invite you to join with us on 29 September to 1 October 2017 when we will pray together again for our local community.
The programme throughout the weekend is as follows:-
Various venues throughout Woodingdean will be offered the opportunity to have Prayer request boxes for people to use.
Friday– Prayer walk opportunities for all. The aim is to have every road covered. (If unable to walk perhaps you could offer to pray for your street whilst sitting at home.) This effort would culminate in meeting together at Holy Cross at 6.30pm for feedback and will include a time of worship and prayer for positive outcomes in our community.
Saturday – The Holy Cross will be open from 8.30am with prayer at 9am and prayer activities throughout the day. Refreshments will be provided.
DBC Greengrocers shop will have a prayer opportunity from 9.30am to 11.30am.
Sunday – normal harvest services at all of the Woodingdean churches with an open invitation to join in with DBC’s ‘bring and share lunch’.
The finale will be a joint service at the Methodist Church at 6pm where it is hoped that some of the prayers from the Prayer request boxes will be read out.
Please join in with this fantastic worldwide prayer initiative. There is something for everyone!
Prayer changes things!