Southwark Police Items for Prayer – Updated Sept 2014
(Please feel free to download the one hour prayer guide provided by the Christian Police Association) One-Hour-Prayer-Guide.pdf (233 downloads)
Following on from last year, we have booked our second annual week of 24/7 prayer for the Met and all aspects of policing in London. It will run from 5 pm Friday 10th October to 5 pm Friday 17th October 2014, ending with our annual celebration of Praise & Thanksgiving at Westminster Central Hall from 5:30 pm on 17th October 2014.
We would really like at least 168 people to sign up for each of the hours of the event, although we welcome people signing up more than once alongside others. The reason for this is that we’d like to encourage and inspire more people to pray for the police regularly , and also to spread the load so that no one feels obliged to sign up for hours that have not been covered.
It would be really great if you could encourage churches and Christians across London to take part in the prayer week. Last year we were able to have a dedicated prayer room at NSY, and will try to organise the same this year. Although the 24/7 Prayer Room is a virtual diary, and people can pray wherever they are, it’s very powerful if people can get together and pray – organise an evening of prayer for your church family or cell group; a half night of prayer, share an hour with a friend, or pray together for the whole hour… the possibilities are as endless as God’s inspiration!
The link to sign up is http://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/1729f4 and you don’t need to create a login to sign up. Just click on a square and follow the instructions. You’ll be sent a confirmation to your email address, and a reminder 24 hours before you are due to pray. If you haven’t done it before, it’s AWESOME!
I’ve attached a prayer guide and some flyers that you can print out and circulate. Forward the information to police and churches in other counties or even countries, who can pray for their police alongside us. I cannot stress how important it is that we pray for our police. We know that they keep our streets safe and uphold justice in our nation; that they are human and get tired and frustrated at times; that the pressures of their work can lead to health problems, depression, alcohol addiction, family breakdown, debt etc.; that dealing with all the crime and brokenness in our society can result in cynicism and hard-heartedness. We expect a lot of them! But do we know that they are at the forefront of a spiritual battle against the powers of darkness – the evils of violence, hatred, drugs, human trafficking, paedophilia, pornography and so much more. And many of them are fighting this battle without God, without His compassion, grace and mercy. As well as partnering with God in the battle, they need us as their back-up! Please, please, please get serious about praying for them! You will be overwhelmed by the results!
Flyers for the prayer week are here Flyers-for-Prayer-Week-2014-v2.doc (211 downloads)