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Pray24Brum: Sharing Reflections
Maud Grainger from Birmingham Churches Together shares her reflections on #Pray24Brum
Over the 19th and 20th of January, Christians came together to create a canopy of prayer over the city of Birmingham and beyond.
Over 24 hours different traditions led an hour of prayer to those gathered in St Philip’s Cathedral and to those joining via the live stream (4600 over the course of the 2 days).
This year I stayed for each of the 24 hours, experiencing each of the traditions as they led us in prayer. It was special to see how each hour flowed into the next, to see those engage with a tradition they were not familiar with and to experience the groups pray for those that they followed and those that were leading after them.
There were some highlights, from the person who popped in for 5 minutes and stayed for over 2 hours, to the many voices that we heard thanks to the work of Restore. There was beautiful music and the schools had really invested in the theme; Love God Love your Neighbour. Each hour offered something different and unique and spoke to the diversity of Christians in our city.
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Photos from Pray24Brum can be found HERE