Wellspring Day of Prayer and Fellowship - 1 December 2012

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John 15: 17 This is my command - love each other.
James 2: 8 If you really keep the royal law found in scripture, “Love your neighbour as yourself,” you are doing right.

On Saturday 1 December, Wellspring (Congleton) held its fifth Day of Prayer this year.  We have felt led by the Holy Spirit to pray regulary together for 12 and 24 hour sessions, now including a regular meeting every Wednesday night between 7:30 and 8:30pm.
Saturday’s Day of Prayer started at 8:00am with one hour prayer slots until 6:00pm.  These were filled by 1, 2 and sometimes 3 people praying in rooms designed specifically for silent prayer (a quiet, low lit room), a room for open prayer (for those who like to pray with others or aloud), the permanent Prayerzone and even the main worship area.

In the lounge, a ‘Wall of Prayer’ was provided for people to write down concerns or thoughts for prayer and reflection alongside a ‘Current Affairs’ zone where newspapers were provided to highlight local, national and international prayer needs.

There was plenty of opportunity for fellowship during the day and encouragement for people to stay around with festive light refreshment for some whilst others had chosen to fast alongside their personal prayer.  Twenty eight people who had attended during the day stayed or returned at 6:00pm for a fellowship supper of lasagne, cottage pie or sausage casserole.  This time was such a blessing from the Lord as it really bound us together as His living family, praying and sharing as one.  This was further reflected in a wonderful time of worship, giving thanks and praise to our Lord and Saviour.

There was some brilliant feedback from the day and the over riding message given was that we are called to love, encourage and support one another, being alert to our neighbours who may need help.  Is this a big ask?  Ephesians 4: 1-3 As a prisoner for Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.
Revelation 22: 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with Gods people.  Amen.

A big thank you to all those who gave their time to pray, joined in the daytime fellowship and the supper.  Thanks also to the ministry of Paul and Jonathan who felt led to organise the worship time.

We look forward to the next one and would like to encourage others to join us for prayer on Wednesday nights at Wellspring - just turn up for 7:30pm.

For information contact Derek Aartse Tuyn    aartsetuynderek@yahoo.co.uk



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