We had a great time as a team praying for Greater Manchester. Our team is spending a month in the city doing a month of Missions work, from a range of mercy ministries to prayer and evangelism. The week of prayer which we took was the first week of our time in Manchester and really helped our team to get a heart for the city. We did a range of things over our week, from walking around praying over different areas of the city (such as the Town Hall and Cathedral) to getting to spend time praying in the offices of a charity in Manchester which is involved in Anti-trafficing work. As an organisation we love to spend time with God listening to him and getting to pray with him about all sorts of things, and it was such a privilege to be able to spend time doing this for the City of Manchester.
Philip Summerton (YWAM team leader)
This week we were unable to find a church/ organisation to take this week of prayer so we are doing a virtual prayer room instead! Could you log on and fill any prayer slots ober this week with additional prayer times or just putting in ones you have already planned? Thanks in advance.
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During this month we are praying for those who are working across the city to combat injustice especially praying to see the trdgedy of human trafficking eradicated across the world and especially in Greater Manchester.
Many different charities have worked together this to put together this month’s prayer guide. Please print this off and join us as we pray:
Human Trafficking Prayer Diary (word)
Irena Pishtun, Manchester’s HOPE coordinator lives in Eccles. She felt that she would like to organise prayer in this area to pray for the release of Alan Henning and pray for his family. Invites have been placed all across Eccles city centre to invite people to join us as we pray. During the vigil we will be taking an offering for the family and will encourage guests to write an encouraging message to the family in a book which we will gift the family during the evening.
Please join us his Sunday evening at 6pm at Eccles Town Hall. If you want to find out more about Alan and why we are praying please read – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29299031.
During the month of October we are praying for injustice – especially praying against trafficking and slavery in Greater Manchester. We met with a number of charities working in this field to help organise this evening. Please join us if you are able.
Prayer guides for this month will be uploaded next week.
This is the second week of prayer this year where Oldham and Saddleworth Churches have hosted the prayer. Eike Harvey coordinated this week by inviting MHOP to lead a 4 hour praise and worship session, encouraging a number of churches to hold prayer sessions in their churches etc. Prayer information from other weeks of prayer and prayer requests for Oldham, Saddleworth and greater Manchester were sent to around 50 churches to pray during this week.
Churches involved across both of the weeks were Family Church Uppermill, Sandy Lane Community Church Dobcross, St Thomas Church Delph, St Thomas Church Moorside, Beulah Baptist, Chadderton Community Church, Moorside Harvest Community Church and several individuals across a number of churches.