- Created: Friday, 15 June 2018 08:24
- Written by Andy Page
Prayer on the Hill is an annual gathering organised by a branch of Churches Together in Weston-super-Mare called 'LOVE WESTON'.
Our aim is to encourage each of us to pray and show practical care for the communities around where we live, work, relax or study. We believe that prayer changes things and that we can all be agents for positive change in our town.
It takes place on Saturday 7th July 2018 and will include worship led by Salv Lomanto, prayers, songs and worship from Rob Parker (Wings Prayer House - Bridlington), a short talk from Rev Keith Powell and prayers of blessing over the town and district.
The 90 minute gathering will be led by Gary Hoare, the President of Churches Together in Weston and District as well as local church leaders, worship leaders and young people, who will lead us in a time of prayer.
Special guests include Rob Parker from Wings Prayer House and Rev Keith Powell, the Diocesan Renewal Advisor.
Rob Parker is a gifted preacher with a heart for prayer who runs Wings Prayer House, based in Bridlington. He is also an inspirational songwriter and musician. He recently released 'Awakening the Coastlands' a moving album that reflects the growing hope for revival across our nation. See here
Rev Keith Powell recently retired from parish ministry, but continues his work in the Diocese of Bath and Wells where he is advisor to the Bishop on Renewal. His work takes him abroad regularly on missions and ministry trips.
We will illuminate a beacon as a visual representation of our prayers and our wish to see good things, prosperity and success emanating from our streets and neighbourhoods.
We invite Christians once again from all the local churches to join us for this act of unity. (John 17:23)
We meet at the tower on Uphill Hill at 7.30pm or in St Nicholas Church, Uphill if it rains. There will be music and worship from 7pm. We will be providing free 4x4 transport from the boatyard entrance up the hill, from 6.45pm for those who are unable to walk - thanks to Wessex 4x4.
As a preparation for Prayer on the Hill, we are encouraging local people to prayer-walk their streets, local landmarks, the beach, places that need prayer - anywhere they are led to go during the week leading up to the event! We have made available supplies of the Neighbourhood Prayer Net Prayer Guides entitled 'A Mile with Jesus'. The booklet is packed with practical ideas, prayers to start you off and scriptures to encourage anyone prayer-walking. They are available from Life Bookshop for £2. Please note their amended opening hours this coming week.
During 2019 local churches are coming together to witness on the streets of the town as part of The Turning. We see this initiative as a good opportunity to warm up the spiritual atmosphere with prayer, praise and proclamation. Resources on prayer-walking will be available on the Love Weston website.
Let us know what you are doing as part of the prayer-walking in the week before Prayer on the Hill 2018 by completing the form here
For further information please call Rev John Simons on 01934 221537.
To order more posters and fliers, please contact us using the form here