OneChurch Basingstoke brought Basingstoke Christians together for prayer over our town and the Christian ministries that take place in it.
A Prayer to Open Our Hearts
OneChurch Basingstoke met in prayer on Sunday 24 March at Hope Community Church, led by Pete Hay. They began the evening by singing Paul Baloche’s song, Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, focusing on the holiness of God and our desire to see the Lord high and lifted up in our town, shining in the light of his glory.
Prayers for Our Town
During the evening, around forty Christians prayed for our town, including its families, schools, businesses and local government, along with some of the Christian ministries that take place each week. We specifically prayed for Basingstoke Foodbank, Healing on the Streets, Basingstoke Street Pastors and Basingstoke Town Chaplaincy. Fervent prayer could be heard throughout the evening as people gathered in small groups to pray for specific needs the ministries had highlighted.
The trypraying Initiative
Pastor Will Ross (Buckskin Evangelical Church), Chair of OneChurch Basingstoke gave an inspiring presentation on the Basingstoke trypraying initiative which will be running in the town in June 2019. The congregation prayed that churches in the town would sign up for the initiative, that God would help us to cover the costs of it, and that people would come into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as a result.
Lord, let your glory come in Basingstoke
At the end of the evening, as the congregation sang Matt Redman’s song, Lord, let your glory fall, they prayed that God would let his glory come in Basingstoke, and united together as they shared in communion.