Prayer is how we connect with God. How we get to know Him better. Prayer is how we converse and engage with God. Prayer is something we do and something we live. Prayer is where we get to hear the secrets of God’s heart and share the secret depths of our hearts. Prayer changes us and changes situations as we learn to listen and respond to God, our Heavenly Father.
Jesus prayed. Jesus withdrew to quiet places to pray. Jesus' relationship with the Father grew in his times of prayer. In spending time with the Father, Jesus heard the Father’s heart and He grappled with His Father in prayer.
Jesus said, “When you pray" not "if you pray”.
So we want to pray! We want to learn to pray more and for prayer to become our natural response to what situation we find ourselves or others in. There are so many ways to do this. Prayers can be silent. Prayers can be together or on our own. Prayers can be on behalf of others or for ourselves. There is no ‘one' way to pray and no ‘right’ way to pray. But we can all pray more I’m sure.
Weekly Prayer Meeting
Do join us every week on Wednesday at 8pm for our online zoom prayer meeting to pray and intercede for our communities, our city, our country and beyond.
You'll need to download and install Zoom the first time - click here to download Zoom and get started.
If you've already downloaded Zoom you can simply open the app and use the following details to join each meeting:
Meeting ID: 437 366 802
Ignite: A Call to Prayer
We are delighted to team up with Gloucester, Cardiff, Wells & Severn Vineyards and together to be praying between 6am and 12 midnight every day, for 4 weeks, from Monday 4th to Sunday 31st May.
Join us as we pray through the month of May, for the Church, our communities, our nation and the world in which we live.
Ignite is an invitation to kneel before our heavenly Father and allow Him to ignite our hearts afresh with a passion for Him, His Kingdom and His world. It’s an opportunity to partner with Jesus, standing on the authority He has given us, equipped with the power of prayer, to see our communities, nation and world transformed.
It’s a time to wait on, listen to, and cooperate with His Holy Spirit, to allow the flame alight in us to spread to others like a raging fire, more contagious than any virus, more unstoppable than any wildfire.
Please do sign up for an hour’s prayer slot - you may like to sign up for the same hour each week, you may like to sign up for multiple hours in one week or just an ad hoc slot that fits with you - anything is great, we just love that prayer is happening! You could sign up as an individual, a family or household, your postcode group or just host an online prayer party with some of those that you do life with. As this is a virtual prayer room - don’t worry if someone has already booked the slot you want, doubling up is fine!
Each week ‘Ignite' will produce a prayer guide with suggestions and pointers for that week to help facilitate your time with God which will be available on this web page. We’d love to hear stories of where you see God at work and anything you sense God may be specifically saying to us. Please email these to firstname.lastname@example.org
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7 v 14
Thy Kingdom Come, Sunday 31st May, 7.30pm
To mark the end of our month of 24/7 prayer we are joining with churches across Bristol for ’Thy Kingdom Come’ - a celebration prayer event with Brian Heasley of 24/7 prayer. Let’s come together in unity to encounter Jesus and to pray for God’s Kingdom to come in our communities and across the Bristol region.
Join the Zoom call at www.tiny.cc/tkcbristol (external link opens or downloads Zoom)