The Cry…

24/7 Prayer Door

The Cry…

There is a cry at the very end of the bible, that has always resonated with me.

In the time when it was written John may have believed that the time when Jesus would return was imminent. His vision of the Lamb, and the elders casting down their crowns would have changed the way his human eyes saw the world forever afterwards.

In our own way, the joy of being loved and saved, the daily expressions of the loving kindness of the Father, and His grace extended to us in times of trouble, though not a sweeping revelation like John had, has marked us too. It certainly has me…

I am not from this area, but having lived here for four short years, I love these coastal towns of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole, not just because of the natural beauty of the coastline, or the warmth of the people….but because of the cry…

When you move to a new place, you meet lots of people, and over the past few years I have met so many people, those who already know Jesus, and those who have heard of Him, crying out for Abba…and there IS a response…

Stories filter through to us of God at work across our towns, …it is like the snow is melting and springtime is on it’s way…

The rumours are true… ‘Aslan is on the move’.

(A word given at ‘David’s Tent’ this summer – referenced from CS Lewis – ‘The Lion the Witch and the wardrobe)

Charlie Cleverly writes that ‘revival, whether personal or for a whole community, has, it seems, always been preceded by pruning and preparing the vineyard. Often it has been a prayer awakening that precedes a general awakening. But are we ready and available for this?’ (The Song of songs – Exploring the divine romance)

Last autumn a 24/7 prayer event was held in a prayer room in Boscombe, and we were so thankful for the precious and tangible presence of the Spirit…and this year we want to draw near again but feel it is on God’s heart that we come together to seek his face for our towns…and we can’t do it without you…

Wherever you live….

Whatever church you call home….

YOU are invited….

This is a ‘whole body of Christ’ event, at the Community House (An expression of Coastline Vineyard) (10 Borthwick Road BH1 4ER) in Boscombe, from 16th – 22nd October.

Lord Jesus, come. Rev 22 v 20.

* 24/7 prayer is an initiative that helps people to join the adventure of praying for our towns and cities. We seek God for His kingdom to be built, and ask Him to show us how we should pray.

Learn more about the work of the Community Houses via their blog.

 – Helen Riggs