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Unity Prayer in East Birmingham celebrates 5 years of prayer
‘How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!’ (Ps. 133:1)
Who are we?
‘Unity Prayer: East Birmingham’ is a monthly prayer evening which will have been running for five years early in 2020.
Open to all, we are an independent, and ecumenical group…and our big passion is prayer!
Many of us will regularly pray the words “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”; many of us will look at the world around us and long for change; many of us take action in our own streets, churches and neighbourhoods to be God’s kingdom people here on earth; and for us at Unity Prayer, we want to add to that, by joining together in unity and humility to call out to God on behalf of our city.
Our prayer is that, as we come together in obedience to God, that God will ‘heal our land’ and that we ‘will be one’ as Christ and The Father are one. (2 Chronicles 7:14; John 17:22-23)
Currently approximately 20 churches from across East Birmingham are involved in this initiative and we are praying and hoping for even more!
What do we do?
We meet on the first Saturday of each month, (except August) from 7-9pm. The evening usually begins with sung worship, interspersed with, or followed by, times of prayer, but the format is flexible. Our time is largely, but not necessarily solely, focussed on prayer for the Church in East Birmingham.
Where do we meet?
Our next meetings are as follows:
Saturday 14th March – Yardley Baptist Church
Saturday 4th April — Church of God of Prophecy , Alum Rock
Saturday 2nd May — Small Heath Baptist
Saturday 6th June — St Thomas’
Saturday 4th July — NTCOG Castle Vale
Saturday 5th September — St John’s House
Saturday 26th September — Kitts Green Evangelical
Saturday 7th November — Glebe Library
Saturday 5th December — Saltley Baptist
Being an independent group we do not have our own meeting place, but instead, with unity in mind, ask local churches to volunteer to host the evening.
We plan to gather on the first Saturday of each month throughout 2020 and are looking for churches willing to host an event during the year.
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