I have been given the idea to organise prayer over the period between Ascension Day and Pentecost Sunday. I would like to see a gathering of Jesus followers praying for God's kingdom to come on each day of that 11 day period.
I think this time is significant because it remembers the time that Jesus asked his followers to wait for the Holy Spirit to come (Acts 1). When Jesus' Father then sent the Holy Spirit, it enabled the followers to bring God's kingdom to their neighbourhood, city, region, country and the world (Acts 2 onwards).
To enable this waiting in prayer to happen, I am asking people to offer a venue for an hour of prayer on one of the days between 25 May and 4 June 2006. This venue could be a church building, a workplace, a public place or even outside. I am aiming to have a different venue available each day. I will then invite people from across the Church in Colchester to come and pray.
To be involved you will need to;
- contact me to offer a venue and available times (use the comments link below).
- arrange for the venue to be open and supervised for that hour slot.
- think and pray about themes you would like the group to pray for at that venue.
- encourage local believers to pray with us during that slot.
- or just come and join in with the prayer at venues once they are booked in.
Overall themes that I think we should be praying into is the Holy Spirit, and harvest. This is because Pentecost is the Jewish harvest festival.
I will keep you informed by confirming with you directly when you have booked a slot for your venue. Also, I will update the Colchester Boiler Room Community blog.
Remember, the next Boiler Room Community meal is on 28 May, 1pm to 3pm. To come along contact Richard through the comments link below.
Please pray for Richard, Katy and Mike as meet with other 24-7 prayer people in Birmingham at the national network day. Also pray for Julian as he journeys to Belgrade to take part in the Europe-wide network day: the BIG conversation.
Pray as though it all depends on God. Live as though it all depends on you.
with love Richard