At church, we believe that prayer is an essential and wonderful part of communicating with God. The Bible encourages us to ‘pray continually’ and prayer is part of everything we do here at church. We also have monthly dedicated Prayer Gatherings during our Central Prayer Week.
We pray together to express the fact that we are utterly dependent on God for all things. Other reasons are that it expresses our unity as believers coming together from different congregations, but part of one larger family; it teaches us how to pray as we listen to others, it enriches our fellowship as we meet people from different congregations and different ages and stages of life and faith; and it encourages our soul as we hear of how God has answered the prayers of the saints. That is one reason why our Connect Groups do not meet on the 1st week of each month – to enable us to come together as one family to pray!
We sing, pray set liturgical prayers, pray in smaller groups for our ministries, neighbourhoods and nations, hear answered prayers and pray for the needs of our church family. You don’t need to pray out loud – you can simply come and listen to the prayers of others and just say Amen.
In 2023, Central Prayer will be held on rotation around our various sites on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:45pm as follows: