So as part of our year of prayer we’re giving everyone the opportunity to have their very own prayer jar!!
We've got a load to be thankful for, even in amongst the rubbish, and the 'I don't know how this story is going to end' stuff. Sometimes we're not great at noticing and take for granted the good God bits in our day to day life. So grab yourself one of our jars. Put it somewhere you can't miss, write the good God stuff down, stick it in the jar, don’t be shy to share and celebrate it.
We’ll give opportunities to share and encourage each other with this throughout the year.
If you weren't around on Sunday or missed out on a jar, grab one this week!
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18)
Tuesday 7th November
In Bristol, we have a legacy of prayer through what George Muller inspired in the city and we saw city transformation amongst the most vulnerable. We believe that seeing prayer and action come together again, that God will do huge stuff in this generation.
8pm at Ebenezer Church building
(286 Filton Avenue, Horfield, BS7 0BA)
Hope Bristol is part of this journey and this evening is to bring together again Christians from across the city. Join us to pray into the vision.
The origins of this 1500 year prayer vigil are fascinating: In the third Century AD Caesar Maximian sent a Roman commander of the Theban (North African) legion to quell an uprising in the Alps, but on arriving Maurice discovered that these rebels were all Coptic Christians like himself – his brothers in Christ. As a result, Maurice and his legion famously refused to attack fellow believers, telling Caesar: ‘Emperor, we are your soldiers but we are above all servants of God . . . You order us to put Christians to death. Search no further, here we are!’
Systematically all 7,000 members of the Theban legion were executed by their own emperor for refusing to break their highest vow of allegiance which was to Christ the King. On the site of this atrocity a later king, Sigismund, established the monastery in AD 515 as a place of 24–7 prayer in memory of the martyred Theban legion.
Our 24-7 Prayer week in Autumn 2017 starts on 1st October. Sign up for an hour slot in our prayer room here.