Prayer is central to our church life throughout the Chase Team. Regular midweek prayer meetings in each church offer opportunities for praise and meditation on scripture, as well as intercession for a wide variety of personal, community, local, national and international concerns. These are valuable times for building faith, fellowship and discipleship, and rejoicing together in answered prayer.
Midweek prayer times:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday prayers 8:30-9am at St Mary’s
Wednesdays 9am-9:30am at All Saints
Fridays 9:30-10:15am at St Andrew’s.
Confidential Prayer Chain
Heather Williamson and in her absence Nick Fane, receives and sends out prayer requests almost daily via the Team Prayer Chain. The answers to prayer which are frequently shared testify to the faithful commitment of many, who regularly pray and intercede for a wide variety of difficult and serious personal issues. Faith is built as we see God at work, changing lives and circumstances.
To send a request or if you would like to be added to the prayer chain mailing list email Heather at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The opportunity to receive prayer is offered at the end of morning services. In addition prayer teams offer ministry at the monthly ‘Deeper’ services, held at 7pm at All Saints.
We regularly have extended times of prayers twice a year – at the start of Advent and before Pentecost as part of the worldwide ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer initiative. During these times we have a dedicated prayer room, often having hourly slots ofer a 24 or 48 hour period to sign up to pray in, and times of organised communal prayer too.
The Prayer room provides a space to pray in a relaxed, comfortable but stimulating environment with various aids to guide and help and many are surprised just how quickly the hour slot goes!
As part of the ‘Thy Kingdom’ Come prayer last year too, we went out prayer walking our parishes and collecting prayer requests from members of the public which we then prayed for back at church. Our local church schools were also very involved in providing prayer requests and making prayer bunting to decorate our prayer room.