PRAYER ON THE STREETS
The ministry involves local Christians with a credible testimony of Christian experience.
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PRAYER ON THE STREETS
Our vision is to take Jesus, and his church, out into the streets to pray for members of the public so they can experience the compassion and power of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Prayer on the Streets is a way to reach out to the lost and hurting on the streets of our town, allowing us to connect with our community and demonstrate God’s love. If we are still there when the rain falls it’s an eloquent testimony to the love of Christ that compels us.
Our motivation for taking church out onto the streets is the compelling love of Christ. We want people to know that God loves them, and that there are Christians willing to reach out to them with that love.
Matthew 9:36 - When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Matthew 14:14 - When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, He had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Mark 1:41 - Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out His hand and touched the man. "I am willing," He said, "Be clean".
Romans 5:5 - And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.
2 Corintians 5:14 - For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.
Colossians 3:12 - Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with Jesus’ love and compassion
AGAINST ALL ODDS
We believe God can heal every sickness, pain, disease, or deformity. He can create body parts, dissolve implanted objects and bring life to the dead.
But we acknowledge that not all our prayers are answered in the way we would like. Disease isn’t banished, children still go to be hungry and afraid, debts aren’t relieved and despair still grips the hearts of many. Evil is a present and apparently unmovable reality.
The world labours under three great burdens. First, it is full of people like us; frail, ignorant, powerless and sometimes bad. Then we recognise that Satan is at large. He is a fearsome enemy who delights in the confusion, discomfort and disobedience of mankind. Lastly, and perhaps most significantly, the world is under God’s curse. This is a deep and troubling mystery. The sheer cussedness of life is quite literally that; cussed or cursed. Those three things mix up a dangerous cocktail or a perfect storm of trouble.
But the situation is far from hopeless. We know that God is working through Jesus and his Spirit to redeem mankind and that the whole of creation will share in that glory. A time is coming when disease, want and cruelty will be no more. In the meantime we can cry out to God for mercy and relief ...
And he hears our cries! God does listen when people pray. And he is so rich in mercy that he stoops to respond with comfort, healing, relief and resources. Using his immense power he changes lives! His gracious interventions are a powerful way of drawing peoples’ attention to his divine character.
The ministry involves local Christians. To be involved you must fulfil several criteria which are mostly about the nature of your Christian experience rather than your competence in this area of ministry. The criteria are:
- You have a credible testimony of a relationship with Jesus Christ and what the New Testament refers to as “new birth”
- You are part of a local church and will be accountable to them as you undertake this ministry
- You are approved for this ministry by the leadership of your church who are committed to your "spiritual covering"
- You have recruited at least two prayer partners who are committed to praying for you in this ministry
Do you qualify? Here’s why it’s important.
You are an ambassador of Jesus Christ; you act on his behalf. So it’s important to have a secure spiritual base; a good reputation with outsiders.
You are doing this on behalf of others; many of the Churches Together in Staines and Laleham and beyond have signalled their support for this ministry. You are their ambassador as well. If people come to faith in Christ as a result of your prayer ministry you could well be responsible for the follow-up and nurture of a new Christian, introducing them to a local church and ensuring that they grow in Christ. It’s awesome!
There is an obvious spiritual danger in taking up a public ministry of prayer; our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms ... pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.
Prayer is frontline spiritual warfare. A ministry like this will be of great interest to our sworn enemy, Satan. He is constant looking out for an advantage in his battle with Christ and the church; your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
So people involved in this ministry will need support and covering; that means a secure church with supportive leaders and committed prayer partners.
You will also need to pray regularly for yourself and think especially hard about things that could hinder your prayers; if I had cherished sin in my heart the Lord would not have listened to my prayers.
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
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