Prayer at St Bs

24-7

"My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations" - Jesus (Mark 11:17)

24-7 prayer is THIS WEEK: 6 October - 13 October!

We have set aside a room in our new building as a prayer chapel. This is able to be used for 24-7 prayer, and we have run some weeks of 24-7 prayer in the past and hope to do so more and more often.
In the mean-time the prayer chapel is open for people to drop in and use during office hours (9am-5pm). 
Email The Office, to book a space in the prayer chapel.
 

How does 24-7 prayer work?

We use 24/7 prayer's model for our weeks of prayer.
We have 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 the 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. We will also have a theme of prayer as a church which we will encourage you to bring to God for St Barnabas.
 

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 during the prayer week at 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: at the end of the week
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.