Skip to main content

Praying and Fasting

And so begins the week of Prayer and Fasting!
I can't honestly say I look forward to these weeks (it's the not-eating part - I love eating!) and I got quite grumpy realsing it's a full 5 days this time without food - BUT I know from past weeks that this will be a time of answered prayer and great community. I also know that although my heart says yes, the rest of my body is dreading it - and I can't do it on my own! I need God's help and the help of others to set aside time and to prioritise prayer.
It really helps me if I'm with others - so I'm going to make every effort to meet up to pray each night this week. I probably won't feel like making the effort to arrange to be there , but I'll be so glad when I get there!
So why not look again at the week's schedule and see if you can make it too? I know some friends are also getting together for half hours or so to pray together. Do whatever you can do, but do something to join in this week.
Tonight we're at Oakwood, and we're kicking off with praying for individual needs, so that covers us all - let's join together, and come and see what God will do as we pray.

ps: just so you know the water-thing would be too miserable so I'm going for juices and smoothies and will probably have a daily treat of a milky latte - I may even have a cup-a-soup with me at work for emergencies! . Do what you can - maybe a meal or a day - a sacrifice so that you can free time to pray. And if you still need to feed the family make it quick and easy or (and this is what I'm doing today) cook them something they like but you're not too keen on!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

I Have Decided To Follow Jesus, No Turning Back

I have decided to follow Jesus...no turning back.Take a listen to this beautiful song from Hillsong - every time I hear these words and sing along it changes my perspective, turns me around, gets my focus off me and onto Jesus - "Christ Is Enough For Me". ...No turning back, I've been set free...Christ is enough for me.

Discover your Worth, your Strength, your Purpose

Following a successful Kerith launch in the Spring, Sarah Farley and her team are ready to go again,leading their 2nd SHINE course.
SHINE is an eight week self esteem course for women. The evenings are a mixture of Talks and discussion time, with a practical approach to learning. It's a really encouraging environment, and the evenings are a lot of fun. The course starts this Tuesday evening, and there are still some spaces available.Here's your personal invite from Sarah!Shine is about to run again and I'm excited to see what God is going to do this time round. If you haven't already heard, Shine is a course designed for women who want to live their life in abundance, the way God designed them to live it. To recognise all their worth, to grow in self-esteem, to see all their strengths and positives and ultimately live a life of purpose.We've still got a few places left so if you're interested there's more information here on the Kerith website, where you can…

It's been a while

So, I've been gone a while....and  I've been wondering about launching a new blog - perhaps a new look,a new blog, a totally new start? In the wondering I've done nothing, so instead, I'm just going to pick it up again, and start writing.... 
So this week I had the privilege of spending time with some Prayer warriors in the Kerith Prayer room. We gathered to pray for the upcoming Mission Trips to Albania and Macedonia.  - They did me such good, as they shared what God had been saying to them in their own prayer times - words of encouragement that He will bring restoration of relationships; He will bring healing ; there will be lots of new people who haven't been to UNIKE before; there'll be a fresh move of the Holy Spirit; somethingnewandmoreis going to happen this year; He is going to take things to another level. You can imagine how excited I was to hear these whispers from God - join me in a moment's prayer right now, that we'll see Him work?
It's …