7th November 2019
On Vision Sunday a couple of weeks ago, I spoke about our plan to gather the church for 21 days of prayer in January.
In preparation for this, I have been reading around the subject of prayer. I have begun with Tim Keller’s excellent book Prayer – Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God. Like many of Keller’s books, it is content rich. It is not a quick read – each chapter requires focussed time to digest – but it is certainly worthwhile. It is both an encouragement and an inspiration to persevere in prayer. It has already helped my prayer life and I commend it to you all.
I am excited about starting next year with 21 days of prayer. Throughout this three-week period, we will be gathering the four sites together for an hour’s corporate prayer each day between 7pm and 8pm, beginning on Monday 6 January. I am aiming to be at all of them, and I have already heard from several others who plan to do the same. I am encouraging everyone at King’s to come to as many of the 21 prayer meetings as possible. In fact, why not put the dates in your diary now? If we are to see the fulfilment of Vision 2030 – to reach thousands of people and serve hundreds of churches – prayer needs to be at the heart of everything we do.
Posted by Steve Tibbert
Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.