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Week of Prayer 17-21 May

By Hayley Beckett on 26th April 2021

As part of our EBA rhythm of prayer we are inviting you to join in our Week of Prayer from 17th – 21st May, which is the week running up to Pentecost Sunday

Those of you who were at the Ministers’ Conference of 2020 may recall that Beth preached on the topic of ‘Don’t Pitch your Tent to early’ on the last morning.  Having revisited this sermon recently we feel that it is really pertinent for where we find ourselves as churches right now.  Obviously it was preached to a group of ministers, and so some of the sermon references this, but we believe all of this is transferable for all of our churches as we begin to enter a new season.  We would encourage you to use this sermon in your churches, either on Pentecost Sunday or at another time in the coming weeks and months.  It has a short sketch at the beginning, which you may or may not wish to include.  It can be downloaded from our Youtube page here:

The sermon was divided into five areas and it is these areas and their associated passages which we want to use to guide us as we pray together:

  1. Going and travelling – leaving what is known Genesis 12:1-9 (1-4 & 9)
  2. Moaning and grumbling – this is too hard Exodus 14; Exodus 16:1-3
  3. Waiting is too hard – misplaced worship Exodus 31:18 – 32:1-14 & Luke 9:28-36
  4. Turning back – what we had before was better Numbers 13:25-33; Numbers 14:1-4
  5. Fixing eyes on the goal- God’s plans are greater Ruth 1

By 7th May we will circulate daily reflections around each of these topics using some of the passages indicated above, which could be for both personal use and for small groups.  In addition, nearer the time of the week of prayer, there will be five, short video reflections to complement these topics.

We will gather together to pray on Zoom for up to 45mins Monday to Friday for the week of 17th – 21st May

Mon – Fri mornings – 9.30am

Wed evening – 7pm

If your church wish to use these resources differently and at different times, then feel free to do so.  The main aim is to bathe our association, churches and each other in prayer for this week.

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