I attended the Combined Churches Prayer Meeting which was hosted at St Nic’s on Sunday 7th March.
During the service the previous week, Jamie had mentioned the meeting and how he was disappointed with the small number of parish members who had attended in the past.
To be honest, I had made many excuses about why I couldn’t attend previous meetings:
- it was the wrong time for me;
- I didn’t want to pray in front of people I didn’t know;
- my husband gets home from work at that time.
But I was missing out on a fantastic experience.
Hosted here at St Nic’s there was the usual warm, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere but enhanced by other brothers and sisters from local churches in the area. The evening began with introductions of the members of each Church, a prayer, singing and worship.
🙂 After about 25 minutes of worship and praise we were encouraged to choose from one of 4 prayer focus stations set up for us to go and pray for others.
Prompted by the Spirit, I chose the station dedicated to pray for our church leaders and the churches in our community. Debbie and I paired together to pray for Unity, Evangelism and Protection.
At the end of the prayer time, some people wrote down words or verses to be read out by Verity and other church leaders.
I am so happy and pleased that I did not allow an excuse to keep me away from this meeting and I am grateful that Jamie encouraged me to attend. I look forward to attending the next meeting at Eaton Baptist (on 16 May at 6 pm).
Shalom, Robyn Scutella