WHAT? Down & Dromore 24/7 Prayer Movement
WHERE? Knock & Breda Rooms, Knockbreda Parish Hall
WHEN? 14th-21st November, 24 hours a day.
The Diocese of Down & Dromore launched a Year of 24–7 Prayer from the slipway at Titanic Belfast at midnight on 1st January 2014 in preparation for the Year of Mission in 2015. Parish by Parish the Prayer scroll has made its way throughout the diocese and on the 14th November members of Belvoir Parish will make their way down the carriageway and the prayer scroll will arrive in Knockbreda!
From approximately 10am on Friday 14th, members of Knockbreda will be required to take turns to ensure the prayer room is occupied at all times. This will continue for 7 days and 7 nights until the morning of Friday 21st when we will pass the Prayer Scroll to members of St. Finnian’s, Cregagh Parish who will then begin their period of continuous prayer.
The main prayer space will be in the Knock Room in the parish hall. Please don’t be put off at the prospect of praying for 1 hour! The Prayer Room will be full of lots of different reading material, visual prompts and hands on activities on a variety of topics to help focus and direct your thoughts and prayers during the time you are there. The time will fly in! You can be as interactive as you wish, you may want to bring your musical instrument to praise God through the medium of music or you may simply want to go and be still in God’s presence.
Children are also very much encouraged to come during this week. There will be a separate prayer room especially for children in the Breda Room (under the stage) with lots of crafts and thought provoking prayer based activities to get them thinking and praying about mission. Please consider signing up for an hour slot to bring your child, grandchild, niece, nephew along to the children’s prayer space. (NB: Children must be accompanied at all times)
We will also require a few night owls to provide a security role during the hours of 00:00-07:00 throughout the week to ensure the safety of those praying overnight. If you feel you could fulfil this role and even do a few hours on one of the nights, please speak to Bill.
Everyone is encouraged to commit for an hour of prayer at some time during the week. People are welcome to sign up individually, in pairs or groups and you may even want to sign up for more than one hour or more than one slot! You will find the sign-up sheet in the hall foyer.
Prayer is a powerful weapon. Join with us as we seek to further His Kingdom.
‘But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.’
In certain ways we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don’t know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
‘Pray without ceasing’