The following may be of interest and I thought it would be good to post here:
Sunday afternoon 6th September
Like many we have been praying about the state of the nation and the church and how we are restricted to online meetings or socially distanced, masked services with no singing etc. We are basically waiting until further permissions are given, yet the need for prayer and praying together is great.
We invite Christians in Northants during the afternoon of Sunday 6th September to go out and prayer walk their towns and villages focusing on the main pillars of society. This should bear Covid guidelines in mind and could easily also pick up the thrust of the ‘Walk and Pray’ initiative of the Evangelical Alliance.
SHARE this around your contacts, even if there is only one person prayer walking in a village they can be encouraged to know that at the same time in other towns and villages Christians are also praying.
We are encouraging that at 4pm a local rendezvous is set for those prayer walking and that all over the county, in the different locations, we stand together before the Lord on behalf of the nation and the church.
SO using Northampton as an example and keeping the instructions as simple as possible:
A. Your household or ‘Bubble’ can set out and pray around the town where led by the Spirit and include, if you wish, any or all of the places if you have them, that represent the main pillars of society, remember too the ‘gates’ e.g. transport hubs. The actual places listed below are ‘symbols’ for the prayer.
B. Prayers at each place can include the national scene.
C. Pray out of what is in your heart.
D. Follow your own route but end up at the front of All Saints church for 4.00pm.
Pillars of Society examples
- Media – BBC Radio Northampton, Chron and Echo
- Economy – Bank/ retail areas
- Government – NBC at the Guildhall/
- Education – NCC [at bottom of Guildhall Road]
- Arts & Entertainment – Derngate
- Family and its lack – Springs Family Centre at KLC / Hope Centre
- Religion -any town centre church
4.00pm rendezvous outside All Saints for a corporate act of prayer.
Other towns and villages could adapt this to fit their situation.
Saturday 26th September 2.00 – 4.00pm at Ebenezer Gospel Centre, 2 Orchard Hill, Little Billing NN3 9AG
Car Parking available.
Saturday 28th November 10.00am – 4.00pm. Venue tbc. Special guest Andrea Williams, Christian Concern