We believe that prayer is the fuel that fires our church and keeps us moving forward. We're passionate about prayer and it is what changes cultures and shapes society. We pray regularly for the sick, each other and those visiting on Sundays. We pray in our Group Life. We believe in the power of individual prayer, gathering of intercessors (a person who prays on behalf of someone or something else) and corporate prayer as a whole church family.
Our corporate prayer life is focussed around our Thirst events.
Thirst Early Morning Prayer: The first and third Friday morning of each month (in term time) we will gather to pray between 7am-8am at King's House. These meetings will be themed around praying for specific areas we are passionate about seeing breakthrough in: King's Arms and Bedford, the Nations and our Government. See the calendar for dates.
Thirst Termly: Once a term we pause as a church and focus on gathering together to seek God for a prolonged period. During this time we have a dedicated prayer space for use during the day with interactive and creative ways of engaging with God. On the Friday evening we have our whole church prayer celebration between 7:45 - 9:30pm where we worship, celebrate and call on God for our community, and those who are able can stay on 'til midnight or even overnight. More details see the Thirst Termly page. January's Thirst Termly will be a whole week of prayer and fasting for us as a church family.
Thirst 24: Once a term we stop everything else we do as a church and focus on gathering together to seek God for a 24-36 hour period. During this time we will often have a dedicated prayer space for use during the day with interactive and creative ways of engaging with God. Thirst 24 concludes with two corporate prayer settings: first, our all age family hour between 6-7pm with loads of fun, noise and activity! Second, our evening prayer celebration between 7:45 - 9:30pm where we worship, celebrate and call on God for our community. Not to be missed!
Thirst Pre-Service Prayer: Every Sunday morning we have pre-service prayer between 9am-9.25am as we ask God for the outpouring of His presence on all that happens on our Sunday gatherings.
- Encounter: We are meeting on the last Friday evening of every month to create a space to worship, pray and wait on the Father together. We are hungry for more of His presence and want to create space to hear him and be filled afresh again. This is a great space for those who want to pursue more of Heaven and step out in hearing the Father.
"Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness." Martin Luther