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We go onto Bow Street with a banner, which simply says ‘Prayer”, and we offer to pray for people and engage in conversation with them.
We have recently started going one Saturday a month to Hillhall and setting up a prayer space in the youth centre there. There’s tea and coffee and we just look to start conversations with people passing by or invite them in for a coffee and a chat.
Why do we do it?
We go out on the street to pray for people because Jesus commanded us to spread the gospel (Matthew 28:19) and also because we believe that God wants to do something more and we want to see more of His Kingdom break through here and break into peoples lives. We want to see lives transformed by Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17) as we stand with people and pray into their situation through the power of the Holy Spirit. God has said that we often go without because we do not ask (James 4:2). We do not know who will respond to the message of the gospel until we share it. In the same way, we will never see the results of answered prayer unless we pray. Jesus can identify with what we go through (Hebrews 4:15-16) and prayer is our primary means of seeing God work in others’ lives.
Due to COVID-19 we have been unable to do prayer on the streets.
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