03 September 2015
Communities gearing up for this month's National Prayer Weekend
Churches across the country are gearing up to celebrate the National Prayer Weekend at the end of the month, with just under 1,000 churches, groups and individuals committed to pray for their local communities.
On 25 to 27 September 2015, these groups will be gathering to focus on local prayer requests, using this new initiative to pray at the heart of every community, helping people encounter God through the power of prayer.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is supporting the National Prayer Weekend, saying: "When we have a Church that prays and is reconciled and reconciling, and that tells people confidently about Jesus, then the dawn will break, hope will rise, our countries will be transformed and the empty threats of economies and terrorists will be utterly and finally overthrown.
“To God be the glory."
The Rev Canon J.John has written a book to mark the weekend, called Why Pray? The 16-page booklet introduces who God is, guiding readers through the Lord’s Prayer and breaking down seven easy-to-follow phrases that explain more about how and why we pray.
CWR, the publisher, is offering the booklets for a subsidized prize to encourage churches to hand a copy out to everyone in their community.
For more information on how to order the Why Pray? booklet and download a variety of useful free online resources, including prayer request cards, please visit www.national-prayer-weekend.com