Thursday, 5 December 2013

January 2014 and why I am excited to pray!

I know that the Christmas season is almost upon us and there is alot taking place over the next few weeks. However, I want to take an opportunity to let you know some of what we have planned at The King's Church Mid-Sussex for the New Year.

In January 2014, rather than having a week of prayer, we are instead planning for a month of prayer. We are looking at various ideas to help us pray and I want to highlight three specific things that will take place.

1. Sunday Morning Teaching

Starting on Sunday 29th December, we are going to spend our Sunday mornings looking at different aspects of prayer. This is with one goal in mind; that we may know him better (Ephesians 1 v 17).

2. The Boiler Room

As I mentioned, we are not planning to have a Prayer Week in January. However we are doing something new. The Boiler Room will take place on Sunday 12th, 19th and 26th January from 7.00-9.00pm. Inspired by Spurgeon's description of prayer meetings being the 'Boiler Room' of church life, we are going to give these three evenings to 'knowing God' through worship and through prayer. We want to create more room and more time to enjoy his presence and, at the start of the year, hear from God for our church in 2014.


3. 31 days to Pray

Each day in January we plan to send, via email, and upload, on Facebook, ideas and resources to help us to pray.  We'll hear, via short videos, from a whole range of people who are members at The King's Church Mid-Sussex who will give us prayer pointers for that day. For those not online we will transcribe these videos and have printed versions for people to pick up at church.


To sign up to receive these daily prayer pointers send an email to with a message that says 'sign me up' and we will!

We are excited to start 2014, together, in prayer and I hope you are too.