At Grace Church we are seeking to build a community devoted to prayer. Prayer in personal times of devotion, in midweek groups and as a whole-church.
We vary our approach to gathered prayer from time to time, always looking for ways to keep us inspired and progressing in this. Prayer is our highest privilege as Christians and the key to all progress. The great preacher Charles Spurgeon would show visitors to his church building the secret to his effectiveness. He led them to the basement where many church members would be in continual prayer and he famously described this as the engine room of the church. In typical bluntness, Spurgeon would explain: “If the engine room is out of action, then the whole mill will grind to a halt. We cannot expect blessing if we do not ask.”
Currently, we invite the whole church to prayer through:
Fortnightly Prayer Meetings
We regularly gather the whole church to pray on a Sunday evening for 1 hour.
We know from the book of Acts that the Lord wants to speak to and guide the whole church, not just a chosen few. Inspired by the story of Seoul Church in Korea, we have set aside whole evenings for the whole church to gather together to worship, prayer, seek God’s face and hear his prophetic guidance. These are often very precious and inspiring times in God’s presence.