PRAY @ BROADMEAD COMMUNITY CHURCH
We believe we are to be a house of prayer, for all nations.
Prayer is central to everything else that we do at Broadmead; the very heartbeat of our community. Our vision is to be a house of prayer for all nations.
We recognise there is an urgency to prioritise prayer. In the midst of the unfolding of world events, it is vital that we lean into God’s love, look at our lives and the world from God’s perspective, and call on God to do the things that only God can do. Prayer may very well be our greatest means of effectiveness.
Prayer is our first response, not our last resort.
The phrase house of prayer is from Isaiah 56:7, where it is used twice: “These [foreigners] I will bring to My holy mountain and give them joy in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”
Jesus refers to this verse when casting the money changers from the temple, as recorded in Mark 11:17: “Then He taught, saying to them, ‘Is it not written, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations”? But you have made it a den of thieves.’”
The heart of the house of prayer is perhaps best captured by David’s heart cry in Psalm 27:4: “One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple.”
We express our prayer life in a variety of ways.
Join us in F1 from 9-9:45am for the chance to explore different types of prayer. People had the chance to step into new experiences in the Holy Spirit. However, we all know it takes many practical lessons to learn how to drive and it is the same with learning to work with Holy Spirit in prayer.
First Friday each month – 7:30pm – Join us in the café for our monthly prayer and praise evening. We will spend some time in worship and pray for our church, our community and our country at this time.
Over the summer we are connecting online using Lectio 365. We will meet online via Zoom at 8am and 9pm for 15 mins. These short connection points with God and each other will enable us to PRAY – Pausing to be still, Rejoicing with a Psalm, Asking God to help us and other and Yielding to His will and His curiosity in our lives.
Please email the church office for Zoom details.
Every Tuesday (termtime) 6:45am – Join us for 30 minutes of prayer online via Zoom. Please contact the church office for the Zoom details.
We run weeklong prayer times at various times throughout the year. These will be promoted throughout the church.
Prayer also happens in small groups and whenever we met together so that calling on the Lord is a regular part of our life together.
We would love you to join us as we seek to activate prayer in all areas of church life and prayer to be the boiler room which fires up the rest of our live together with Christ.