24-7 prayer

24-7 prayer comes to Cricklade

Friday 7th at 3.30pm until Sunday 9th September at 4pm in St Sampson’s Church

  • A 24-7 prayer space for the whole weekend – come and spend time with God
  • Open to anyone (our church community, other churches, anyone else who would like to be involved) 
  • Explore different prayer zones around the Church, using words, art, music, activities, silence and more to talk and listen to God. 
  • See the hopes and hurts of our community poured out, experience God’s presence fill a people and place, and gain new momentum for mission and justice in our community.
  • Finishes at 4pm on the Sunday with a joint communion to celebrate and commit all that we have experienced to God.

Some of us have already experienced the power of 24-7 prayer, some are waiting with anticipation to see what God will do, others are unsure of what to expect and wondering whether to be involved. Find out more from Phil Bradley, Shirley Danby or Sarah Smith. Let’s take a step of faith together and give this time to God, be filled with the Holy Spirit and build up each other and our Church.

You are invited to sign up for one hour slots across the weekend (you can do as many as you like!) so we can cover the whole time in prayer. The slots between 9pm and 6am on Friday and Saturday nights will be covered by people in their own homes. Anyone is welcome to turn up and pray at any point between 6am and 9pm in St Sampson's. Other prayer rooms have seen people of no faith or people who haven't been to church for a long time, encouter God for themselves. 

You can sign up at https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/cba6f9 (online shows most up to date availability) or on a printed sign-up sheet (which will be updated every few days) by the entrance in Church. Book your slot(s) now!

You can watch some videos about 24-7 prayer at https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=24-7+prayer 

Prayer is spiritual nutrition. Just as the body needs physical food, so the soul needs spiritual food. Prayer not only changes us, but has the power to change circumstances, other people and even the course of history.

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, is a great advocate for 24-7 prayer, asking people to pray for three things: ‘That all Christians find new life in Jesus Christ…; That all those you meet… might see something of Jesus…; For the church to overflow with the reality of the presence of Jesus.’