There have been few times in history when there has been a greater need for Christians to come together to pray. Our world, our country, our Diocese, our church, our expanding parish, our community, our plans, our families, our leaders and our people, all need prayer and we will only be effective as Christians in a dangerous world and a secular society if we put prayer at the top of our agenda. And this is the challenge – will you put aside just one hour each month, starting in November, to come together as a church to pray?

Here is the plan

We will meet in the first full week of each month in the Worship Area or the Quiet Room in St. John’s. The meetings will be on different days of the week so that those with a particular commitment on one day will be able to attend a meeting on a different day in the following months. And because we want to involve the whole church, we are encouraging the home groups not to meet in the week of the prayer meeting. Better still, the prayer meetings will be led by the home groups in turn. But these meetings are not just for those who attend home groups but for each and every person who attends St. John’s.

The first of the monthly prayer meetings will be at 8pm on Wednesday, 8th November and will be led by Andy and Carol. It will finish at 9pm. Will you put it in your diary now and make sure we have to meet in the Worship Area because we can’t get into any other room! The December Prayer Meeting will be at 2pm on Monday 4th December and will be led by the Monday afternoon home group. It will finish at 3pm. Thereafter, we will issue a card, as an aide memoire, with the days, dates, times and leaders of the prayer meetings from January to July 2018. If you have any questions, regarding the Prayer Challenge, please speak to Andrew (c/o the Parish Office).