Sunday 2 June - Sunday 9 June
We have set aside the week of 2-9 June as a week of prayer at St Bs, and joining in with the wider Thy Kingdom Come prayer movement.
How does it work?
We are using 24/7 prayer's model for this week of prayer, but there are also many helpful resources for you to use in your prayer time as part of Thy Kingdom Come (TKC Resources).
There is an online schedule that you can log into and sign up for a slot of prayer for an hour. This can be on your own, or with a group such as your 2-4 group. It can be booked exclusively, or open for others to pray with you in that slot too.
If a slot is booked exclusively, please respect that and don't turn up during that slot - Thank you!
There will also be OPEN SESSIONS throughout the week led by members of our congregation where anyone can come along to pray - no booking required.
We would love as many people as possible to sign up for an hours slot during this week, and feel free to sign up for multiple slots over the week if you can.
Where will we be praying?
We have a prayer chapel at St Bs on the 1st floor. A space set apart for prayer and intercession to God. This room is able to be accessed 24/7, and it is the space we are using to pray this week.
A whole hour of prayer sound daunting? We've got you covered! There will be prayer stations and resources set up as tools to help you pray and focus on God, so the hour will fly by.
Once you have signed up you will receive an email 24 hours before your slot with detailed instructions on how to access the building. Please look out for this email as you will need it to get to the prayer room!
Note: We have toilet access overnight now! (as well as access to a kitchenette to make coffee), so no excuse not to sign up for the coveted overnight slots!
What are we praying for?
Each and every one of us will have particular issues and dreams that we want to bring before God our heavenly father. So this week is an opportunity for us all to engage with God for our own personal lives.
As a Church we are joining in with the global wave of prayer that is Thy Kingdom Come, praying with churches and denominations all over the world for people to come to know Jesus as their saviour.
We particularly encourage you to pick out 5 individuals that you know, and set aside time this week to pray for them to come to know Jesus.
Other ways to join in
We encourage everyone to engage in and sign up to an hour in the prayer chapel.
However we understand that for some people this wont be possible - so there are other ways you can participate.
Daily prayer: Try to set aside a period of time each day to take yourself off to a quiet place and pray. This could be 10 minutes or an hour depending on what you are used to. Pray for 5 people you know to come to know Jesus, for the church to be equipped by the Holy Spirit for greater works of evangelism, and pray the Lord's prayer "Thy Kingdom Come, thy will be done in earth as in heaven."
Try Fasting: The purpose of fasting is to deny ourselves something as a way of telling God that our desire for Him and for His purposes in our lives is greater than even our normal human appetites. This helps focus out attention and bring a greater weight of importance and urgency to our prayers.
Central Prayer Meeting: Wednesday 5 June 7.45pm
Come along to our termly prayer meeting where the whole church is encouraged to come and petition the Lord together as a community.
Worship Night: Sunday 9 June after the 5pm service
A chance to close our week of prayer by worshipping the Lord and celebrating all He has done throughout the week.
Thy Kingdom Come’ – Pentecost Celebration at Trafalgar Square
Sunday 9 June 2019 at Trafalgar Square 12noon - 6pm
On Sunday 9 June 2019 Trafalgar Square, one of the most iconic public spaces in the UK, will be set apart for Christians to pray for & wait on the empowering of the Holy Spirit. The Square will be transformed into a joyful family festival & service where there will be live music with The Kingdom Choir, food, prayer workshops, children’s activities, dance, praise & worship with Matt Redman. Many denominations will gather to pray, listen, learn & praise!
It is a free event – a ticket is not required. We look forward to welcoming you to this special event for Christians of all denominations.
Family fun 12-4pm: Children’s activities including storytelling, balloon artists, street performers, crafts, face painting, dance, music & prayer workshops
Pentecost service 4-6pm: Praise, worship, witness, word & prayer. To pray ‘Come, Holy Spirit’ is to pray the prayer Jesus promised would be answered (Luke 11: 13). We can therefore come together with every expectation that this gathering will change us & in doing so, have an impact beyond anything we might ask or imagine. So, come & join us as we remember the past with gratitude, celebrate the present with joy & look towards the future with hope!”
More info: https://www.thykingdomcome.global/trafalgarsquare
Keen to keep on praying?
As well as our Sunday prayer ministries, we have a number of prayer networks and small groups which regularly meet to pray.
Please contact email@example.com to find out more.