24/7 Prayer

Friday 8 February - Friday 15 February

We have set aside the week of 8-15 February as a week of prayer at St Bs.

How does it work?

We are using 24/7 prayer's model for this week of prayer. 
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.
There will also be prayer meetings throughout the week led by members of our congregation for specific issues on their heart that anyone can come along to. More details of these to come.
We would love as many people as possible to sign up for an hours slot during this week, but 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.
There will be prayer stations and resources set up as tools to help you pray and focus on God.
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!


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, last year was the year of the move and this year the year of the church. As such there are several key things we as a church want to seek God about:
Vision
We want to do what God is doing and pursue what He is pursuing for our church and community. Pray for the vision of the church for the next few years. If God gives you any words or pictures you believe are for the church as a whole please email them to theoffice@stbarnabas.co.uk so we can meditate on them and consider all that God is saying.
First Love
As this week stretches over valentines day we want to focus as a church and individuals on Revelation2:1-7, a word given to St Bs in the past. Pray that we would keep the main thing the main thing (Jesus!), in the coming year and that our love and passion for God would be as vibrant as it was at first.
 

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  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.
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 13   February 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: Friday 15 February   7-9pm
A chance to close our week of prayer by worshipping the Lord and celebrating all He has done throughout the week.

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 theoffice@stbarnabas.co.uk to find out more.