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06 October 2014

Take prayer seriously, says National Prayer School

Take prayer seriously, says National Prayer School

Voice in the City, in partnership with the National Day of Prayer and Worship, will be heading up The National Prayer School this November to teach and encourage Christians to "take prayer seriously" again.

A Time for Discipleship report published by the Evangelical Alliance earlier this year suggested that 63 per cent of Christians surveyed get easily distracted when spending time with God and that only 31 per cent set aside a substantial period of time for prayer each day.

The National Prayer School seeks to help address these important challenges to being a modern day Christian by putting the focus back on God.

Over three days there will be a mixture of teaching led by Suzette Hattingh and Gayle Claxton, the co-Founders of Voice in the City, and Dr Jonathan Oloyede, convenor of the National Day of Prayer and Worship.

Urging Christians to attend, Oloyede, one of the speakers at the National Prayer School, said: "The National Prayer School is a fantastic opportunity for Christians and Churches across the nation to learn more about the power and principles of intercession. Prayer is caught, as well as taught and this prayer school aims to create the atmosphere for both as you are impacted with a spirit of intercession.

"As Convenor of the National Day of Prayer and Worship, I stand with Voice in the City to promote the spirit and heart of what this amazing initiative represents. I pray that hundreds of churches across the nation will shift from having a select prayer group into being a vibrant praying congregation."

Speaking of the importance of having a prayer school, Gayle Claxton, co-founder of Voice in the City added: "Prayer is one of the most talked about subjects in the church, and yet because of lack of direction and simplicity it is the least practiced on a daily individual basis. The aim of the prayer school is to take you from the place where you are and lead you into a deeper yet simpler lifestyle of prayer. This school is designed for the weak and the strong, covering the basic subjects that are vital for our Christian life.

"With practical application you will learn how to pray when it is just you and Jesus. This is not three days of theory but three days that will impact you for life. I encourage you to come and learn and bring people with you so that Britain will again be ablaze with the passion and fire of prayer."

The National Prayer School 2014 will take place at All Nations Church, 10 Frog Island, Leicester, LE3 5AG from Wednesday 19 November to Saturday 22 November. The event hopes to attract hundreds of Christian from across the whole of the UK.

Booking is now open via the Voice in the City website: https://www.voiceinthecity.org/en/nps