Prayer is a key part of the life or our church
The Saturday Prayer Group
8.30 am on the first Saturday of every month at 32 Lynch Hill Park.
Dorrie and I moved to Whitchurch over three years ago and we are glad
of the opportunity to be part of a community in a small town, such a
contrast to the large urban environment where we had been before in
Essex. We have really appreciated the active community in the town and
that many people who are prepared to get involved with things for the
benefit of the whole community.
We don't just want to enjoy the beneifts but get involved ourselves
in a way that expresses who we are and the belief that God cares about
even the smallest town in Hampshire. One thing that is really important
to us is prayer. We want to see Christians in Whitchurch who worship in
different churches, getting together to pray for the town; to use the
language of the Bible, 'the Body of Christ' in Whitchurch gathering to
pray. Evenings are often very busy, so a prayer group now meets in our
home for an hour from 8.30am (yes it's morning not evening) on the first
Saturday of every month.
At the moment just a few of us gather, but we have had someone from
most of the churches that are represented in the town. We meet very
informally. We might start with just a reading from the Bible or a song
to help us focus our thoughts and turn to God. We ask God to show us how
we should pray and have the expectation that he will guide our thoughts
and our prayer as we begin to express them.
The common themes in our prayers have included; the unity of
Christians in Whitchurch; the businesses in the town; and the schools
and young people. It is early days yet, but we expect to be able to look
back in months and years to come and see the continuing effect of the
prayers of God's people just as we enjoy, if unconsciously, the fruit of
those who have regularly prayed for this town over the years.
If you would like to know more, please contact Tim & Dorrie Bilson on 01256 893103.
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