How Churches are Working Together
to Get Prayer Moving
Thanks to the co-operation of local churches, Prayers on the Move, an initiative from SPCK
, is launching in London and Newcastle in February, and in Birmingham later in 2016.
The prayers are aimed at stressed young commuters and are designed to appeal to people who think of themselves as spiritual but not religious. Alongside the prayer posters are a website, app, booklet and merchandise.
The booklet, app and website contain 31 prayers, mostly written specially for the project by leading Christian writers. The app also contains 31 one-minute audio files so individuals who are unused to praying can challenge themselves to pray for a minute a day for a month. There is also advice on how to pray and where to go to find out more, written from a Christian perspective. These materials may also help Christians who are feeling jaded in their prayer life and want to try something new.
Churches in Newcastle have been collaborating in organising local events – prayer vigils, prayer walks and getting volunteers together to hand out travel card wallets with prayers printed on them. It is through the CTE network, led by Revd Colin Marsh of Birmingham Churches Together, that SPCK have been able to initiate the fundraising effort in Birmingham, raising support from the Roman Catholic, Methodist, Anglican and Salvation Army Churches.
If Prayers on the Move is a success in Newcastle and London there is every reason for Churches Together in other cities to look to raise funds to run the campaign in their local area.
Further information is available here