Prayer at St John's -
'You do not have because you do not ask God...'
(James 4:2 - Holy Bible, New International Version)
Jesus taught His followers, in the words of the Lord's Prayer, to pray for the Kingdom of Heaven to be on earth, just as it is in Heaven.
Prayer is so many things- a conversation with a loving Heavenly Father; a strength and comfort to ourselves and those we know in times of need; an offensive weapon of spiritual warfare.
At St John's we take seriously our calling to be a community that prays for ourselves and the town of Blackpool. We do this in many informal ways, whether we meet for business meetings or bible studies. We also do this in formal ways -
We meet at 9.45am every Sunday morning for a time of prayer before our 10.30am service.
We also meet for 'Revive', our monthly prayer meeting, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Revive is a time of teaching on prayer and then focusing our attention and energy on praying for God's transformation of our church and community. Prayer is a great adventure, and a high privilege!
Once every term we hold a Church Day of Prayer and Fasting. We set aside time and space to lay before God those things we believe He has called us to do for Him as a church, and our town of Blackpool. Church is open on these days from 7am to 7pm with quiet prayer stations to guide individual prayers, At the end of the day we meet at 7pm to pray together. Keep an eye on social media for updates,
We also offer prayer ministry most Sundays after our 10.30am service, in a designated prayer area. If you need healing, or God's intervention in any area of your life, or if you need that for someone else, why not come along and let us pray for and with you!
In addition to this, on the first Friday of every month, between 10,30am and 12.30pm, we partner with our friends from other churches, to offer prayer for healing outside church, in St John's Square. The group are led by Rev Neville Walker, an experienced pastor in the Elim denomination. Neville leads The Gatehouse church in Blackpool.
The team are able to pray sensitively and confidentially for any healing need for yourself or any person you love or care for. We welcome anybody to come and take a seat, regardless of background, and irrespective of religious convictions.