Dear Church family,
Paul reminds us in his epistle to the Romans that,
…the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
Roman 8: 26
It’s good to be reminded that we do not know how to pray and that we are on a spiritual journey and have not yet arrived. It’s for this reason that we are hosting our conference on prayer. To listen to celebrated teaching from some of the best international bible teachers on prayer and to be truly inspired in our prayer lives. Prayer changes things and I know you will be greatly blessed and encouraged through this weekend.
Prayer is the single most important ministry of the church. There is a necessity of prayer that is vital for everything we do in God. The conference teaching and prayer initiatives will include ‘becoming an intercessor’, and ‘watchmen prayer’. We shall also be introducing our ‘Week of Prayer’ events, including ‘prayer partnerships’, ‘prayer shields’, and prayer meetings from Monday September 25th to Friday 29th September.
We would love people to host prayer events in their homes during this week. We are looking for a prayer meeting each day, hosted in a different home, for people to be able to attend when they are free to. We are hoping to have some in the evenings and some during the day. You may wish to offer prayer around a simple buffet lunch or just coffee, you may like to have just a simple prayer meeting or a more creative prayer event. Please let me or the office know if you are able to offer your home and at what times. In addition to home meetings, we shall also be hosting a Wednesday evening ‘Night of Creative Prayer’ (on 27th September).
We are looking to breakthrough and unlock all that God wants for us as a church. This prayer conference and following prayer week will take us into a deeper, richer intimacy with the Lord to release more of his anointing and a greater measure of the Holy Spirit’s gifting.
Friday 22nd September
7:30pm – 9:30pm
with Chris Hill
Saturday 23rd September
10:45am – 4pm
with Ian Christensen
Sunday 24th September
with Faith Forster
With every blessing in Christ