14th November 2014

Family Prayer Meeting

If you had been a fly on the wall at Drummond this Wednesday at 3.45pm you would have witnessed one of our livelier church prayer meetings in action! The family prayer meeting, which was a great time, is aimed at helping primary school aged children be drawn in to the church's prayer life and provides a context for families to learn to pray together. With a few younger siblings also attending on Wednesday it was chaotic at times but none the less a wonderful opportunity for our children to pray together.

We prayed about the church's planned Sunday move to Harris Academy Bermondsey (because the church is the people not the building!); prayed for the school in Guinea that the church has financially supported; and prayed for friends to come along to our Family Carol Service on Sunday 14th December, 10.30am at Drummond.

A short survey was carried out to help shape future family prayer meetings. Wednesday at 3.45pm for 45 minutes was voted the best day and time to have the prayer meeting. Uncannily, the same as this time around!

Parents also shared what they would like to see their children praying for, which included:
- Family and school life
- Spiritual gifts and healing
- Friends coming to know Jesus
- Global issues
- and church activiites

With all that in mind we have three more family prayer meetings in the diary for 2015. Wednesday 14th January (as part of a church week of prayer), Wednesday 11th March and Wednesday 10th June. All at Drummond from 3.45pm. Doors will be open beforehand so people can come straight from school. Refreshments will be available. If you are a parent with primary school aged children we hope you will be able to join us with your children.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." (Matthew 19 v14)

PRAYER: Lord Jesus bless our family prayer meeting times as we encourage children and families in prayer. Help all of us to come to you as little children as you taught us to.

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