Open Prayer Meeting

Open Prayer Meeting Tuesday 4th June

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” 

( Philippians 4:6)

Over the past while the Kirk Session have been looking at developing a plan for the future  of the  congregation, and specifically the next three years 2019 -2022. There are several reasons for us doing this, initially as  last year’s General Assembly asked Kirk Sessions to come forward with specific plans for Vision and Mission for the next three years, but primarily that we feel as a Session that it is the right thing to do , to take stock of our most recent local Church review   and looking at how things have changed since then, and our vision and plans for the future of the Congregation. 

“ This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”  

1 John 5:14 

One of the main focuses that we have is prayer within the congregation .  We have looked at and talked about various ways in which prayer could be kept front and centre of Congregational life.   And so with this in mind  we hope to have a series of special summer prayer events, over the next while. These will be in the form of open, focused prayer meetings/ fellowships. What we mean by open prayer meetings is that they will be OPEN in that no-one will be asked to pray, and all are welcome to pray  during the prayer time as they are led of the Spirit to pray. We feel that is important that all ages , male & female are encouraged and given opportunity to pray together, openly.

The first one of these will be held tonight in the MacRae Centre on Tuesday the 4th of June at 7.30. These events are designed to enhance the prayer life of the congregation and to work with and alongside this the  established Wednesday prayer meetings. We hope to encourage the whole family of God in an informal and relaxed setting engage in open prayer together for common purposes, to experience together the liberty of the Holy Spirit in prayer. 

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