Welcome to Prayer and Fasting 2022
9-15th January 2022
Prayer and Fasting April 2022
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Week 1 9-15 Jan 2022
Begin to listen to God
Listening can take time, so choose to set aside a time and place that will help you to focus on God
Refocus your mind
Sitting in silence and inviting God to speak to you is a great way to begin: you could start by simply saying, “Speak Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3:10).
It’s easy to lose focus when listening in silence – if you find you’re getting distracted or thinking of other things, write them down and put them to the side. Alternatively, you might find that your thoughts will help you to pray!
To remain focused, you might like to reflect on a simple verse such as “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10)
Recognise God’s voice
God can speak in many different ways: our thoughts, the Bible, our experiences or even what’s around us.
If you find your mind wanders to a specific word, Bible passage or picture, pay attention and test whether God might be speaking.
This is another of our Prayer and Fasting months and you are invited to join with us and we engage in earnest prayer for the people of our community.
As well as continuing prayer and fasting throughout the month the events shown below will continue to be part of our programme in addition to our Sunday morning services.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
English Standard Version (ESV)