WHERE Wherever individuals and churches want to pray throughout Britain and Ireland.
All Praying Together on Twitter is #HOPEapt
WHY This is a national weekend of prayer and fasting, asking God to renew the church and equip us to reach out.
WHO HOPE is the catalyst bringing together Christians of all denominations and from a wide range of Christian ministries.
HOW Young people, who are taking a lead in this weekend of prayer say:
You could pray with your local church, youth group, school CU, friends, home group, prayer partner, even your family…
You can pray indoors, prayer walking your streets or in a park in the middle of your neighbourhood.
You can pray standing, sitting, with eyes open or closed
With hands folded or raised
You can be loud or quiet
You can write prayers to read
or you can post prayers on a prayer wall
… and you can fast – if you’ve never fasted before, visit the HOPE website at hopetogether.org.uk to find out more.
You choose HOW to pray
But DO CHOOSE TO PRAY! God wants to hear our prayers
KEY MESSAGES ABOUT HOPE
- HOPE involves Christians from all denominations, styles, ages, backgrounds and cultures
- HOPE is rooted in local churches
- HOPE is churches doing more together in mission
- HOPE-style mission is words AND action
- HOPE is not prescriptive – do mission together in whatever ways are culturally relevant for you and your community
Many HOPE partners and several members of the HOPE Leadership team have contributed to the great range of All Praying Together resources we’ve collected to make sure that Christians of every denomination and worship style can join this movement of prayer.
All Praying Together links with the cascade of prayer taking place throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games and culminates in the National Day of Prayer on Saturday 29 September when thousands of Christians will be praying together at Wembley.
Watch the All Praying Together video and please use your spheres of influence to spread the news of this special weekend.
Our vision is that churches will be doing more mission together, in words and actions, and using key moments in the Christian calendar to build a rhythm of mission. But we know that effective mission is built on a rock of prayer, and without prayer our greatest efforts have little effect or meaning.
We long for a fresh outpouring of God’s love and power on our nation, right now, in times of uncertainty and need. We know we have a powerful God and that prayer can change situations. As ambassadors of God’s heavenly kingdom let’s be praying as well as responding to needs in our villages, towns and cities.