All Praying Together
We can do it anywhere - standing on a mountain peak or driving to work - prayer is always available to us. Whilst it is a joy it is also a discipline, and often it can help to pray with others. This weekend is a great opportunity to do so, since from 7th-9th September the UK is holding a national time of prayer and fasting called All Praying Together.
The event is part of HOPE, an initiative encouraging churches to unite and go out into communities to share the gospel in word and practical action. The Bishop of Hertford, Paul Bayes, says that since we are to be dependent upon God, the primary role of the church is to pray.
Prayer and fasting should be approached seriously, according to Agu Irukwu, pastor of Jesus House. He called on leaders to lead their churches in it, saying that the more seriously we approach it, the more we will have serious results 'in our missional journey.'
Sometimes it can help to be encouraged by others - the video below features several people explaining why they pray.