January 2019 Prayer Week 20th-27th
"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."
– Paul, in Colossians 4:2.
Each January we dedicate a week to prayer and fasting. It's a great opportunity at the beginning of a year, with new possibilities and opportunities, to carve out some extra time to pray - for ourselves, those we care about, our church, our city and our world with its great needs. For some of us this will be easy, for others it may feel a bit intimidating! Our hope is that this week everyone will take a step forward in prayer and find a way to join in. When Jesus’ disciples saw him pray, their response was, "Jesus, teach us how to pray." That's a great prayer for us as we head into prayer week, because our prayers change the world and they change us too as we draw near to Jesus.
"Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance. It is laying hold of His willingness."
– Martin Luther.
Sunday 20th, 7pm. Woodlands Group of Churches Prayer Celebration at Woodlands. We’ll be joining with our wider family for a special prayer gathering to kick off Prayer Week! We will be spending some time praying together for our church, city and world.
Half Night of Prayer
Friday 25 January, 7pm until late at Highgrove.
4 Other things to help us pray during the week
Try using Rob’s A4 Prayer Plan. Available to download here, we'll have hard copies too, to help you pray this week and beyond.
Midday Prayer. Wherever you are, set your alarm to go off at Midday and take a moment to pray the Lord's Prayer.
Take some time to fast and pray this week. Find our useful guide to fasting here.