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6 January 2014
Jesus said “...apart from me you can do nothing”. Are we really God-dependent or do we sometimes plod on and think we can get along fairly well without the help and power of the Holy Spirit? Our week of prayer is an opportunity to express our dependence on God and seek his help for the coming year. There are opportunities to join together in prayer within home groups and missional communities around the city.
Prayer week times and venues
Monday 6th 7-8am, 34 Abbotts Way, Portswood
Monday 6th 7.30-8.30am, 8 Bassett Crescent East
Monday 6th 12.30-1.30pm at Above Bar Church
Tuesday 7th 9-10am, 7 Edwina Close, Bitterne
Tuesday 7th 7.30-9.30pm, 3 Lingdale Place, 19 Westwood Road, SO17 1DL -use the side door please
Tuesday 7th 7.30 pm for coffee then prayer, 46 Janson Road
Wednesday 8th 12.30-1.30pm, 3 The Mayflowers, Bassett Crescent East
Wednesday 8th 7.45pm, 20 Cuckoo Bushes Lane, Chandler’s Ford
Thursday 9th 7.30pm, City prayer event at Highfield Church
Friday 10th 8pm - midnight, Half night of prayer at Above Bar Church. There will be a short break 9.55-10pm for people who are only coming for half the evening to come or go.
Saturday 11th 10-11.30am, 9 Bourne Avenue, Shirley
Prayer week prayer points
Use Psalm 103 remind you who our God is and to help you worship him.
Pray for...personal growth and fruitfulness; wisdom, grace and strength for whatever the year holds; opportunities to share the gospel with family and friends this year.
Pray for...God’s wisdom and direction for the year ahead; fruitfulness and growth in our various ministries; increasing unity, love and Christ-likeness; continual presence of God’s glory.
Pray for...basics bank; street pastors; hope and breakthrough for struggling families; revival among young people and students in the Schools, Colleges and Universities in the city; a fresh work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of those who don’t yet know Jesus.
Pray for...the church in our nation - to shine brightly and hold fast to the gospel; wisdom and godly fear for political leaders; a fresh out-pouring of the Holy Spirit to convict people of sin and their need for a Saviour.
Pray for...political leaders to fear God and seek righteousness and justice; peace in troubled lands; justice for the oppressed and marginalised; hope for persecuted Christians. Pray against the powers of darkness; pray for the light of the gospel to shine.