Week of prayer and fasting for social action


    Category
    Around the Diocese
    Date
    21 December 2016
    Share

    Person kneeling in prayer

    During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Together4Bristol and Christian Action Bristol have called for a week of prayer and fasting to prepare for transformation of our city through engaging in social action.

    Churches are being encouraged to take part in the week of prayer, which will take place from 18 to 25 January 2017.

    Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.

    Joel 1:14

    The hope is that Christians across Bristol will pray individually and in their churches throughout the week for guidance on how we can best engage with our localities and with wider issues of social justice, seeking:

    • A fresh vision of our individual relationship with God;
    • A fresh awareness of how we can work together as Christians for the good of our communities;

    • A sharper focus on who or what He wants us personally to get involved with, how to go about this and what resource to release to enable this to happen.

    Son of man, look carefully and listen closely and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for that is why you have been brought here.

    Ezekiel 40:4

      

    Two cross-church events are planned:

    Christchurch, Clifton Down Road, Clifton

    Wednesday 18 January 2017 from 9am to 9.30pm.

    There will be a focus on social action during the evening session (7pm-9.30pm)

    City Church, Elmgrove Centre, Elmgrove Road, Redland

    Saturday 21 January 2017

    Burn 24/7: worship and prayer with social action focus (4pm-10pm)

       

    Find out more about Together4Bristol and Christian Action Bristol through the website or email politics.t4b@gmail.com.

    Feedback: The organisers would love to hear what you and your community have discerned. Contact them via prayer.t4b@gmail.com