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Pray24Brum to take place virtually in January
For the last seven years, ‘Pray24Brum’ has organised 24 hours of unbroken prayer during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The organisers are working to enable the inter-Church prayer initiative to go ahead on Friday 22/Saturday 23 January 2021, albeit mostly in online format. The theme for the prayers this year will be ‘Together we bring hope to the world.’
The invitation to churches, charities and Christian groups across Birmingham is to commit to either pre-record or live-stream an hour of prayer during the 24-hour event. It is hoped that the groups leading prayer will represent the wide diversity of churches and traditions across the city. The prayers will be shared online to enable people to join in the prayer, wherever they are across the city. In this way, people will be able to unite in a new way that makes ongoing Covid-19 restrictions an opportunity for new people to join in the prayers for the city. Restrictions permitting, it is also hoped to have a central location where small numbers can join the united prayer.
Appreciating that many people have been on a steep learning curve in regard to technical know-how over the last year, the organisers wish to remind those who wish to participate that the primary focus of the event remains guiding people into prayer and praise together. It doesn’t have to be technically perfect, but is rather an invitation to unite with a loving God who sees our intentions! To volunteer to lead an hour of prayer between 8.00am and 8.00pm on Friday 22 January, or between 8.00am and 8.00pm on Saturday 23 January, follow THIS LINK. To find out more about what is involved in leading an hour of prayer, e-mail Stephanie at THIS ADDRESS.
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