Prayer is central to everything else that we do at Emmaus Rd; the very heartbeat of our community. Our vision is to be a house of prayer for all nations.
As we enter into this next phase of Emmaus Road’s journey as a congregation, there is an urgency to prioritise prayer. In this season, in the midst of the unfolding of world events, it is vital that we lean into God’s love, look at our lives and the world from God’s perspective, and call on God to do the things that only God can do. And in the midst of social distancing – prayer may very well be our greatest means of effectiveness.
Prayer is our first response, not our last resort.
We encourage everyone to download Lectio 365 and use the daily devotional app personally and with your families. You can get more information and download it here.
Also over Lent we are have been using the Wildfires Prayer Devotional. If you didn’t get a chance to get a booklet at church you can download the pdf version here.
24-7 Prayer has also created a great bundle of prayer resources to help us respond to coronavirus and the needs of the world in this time of crisis. You can download them here.
Starting on the 19th March and continuing until the foreseeable future, we are launching a Virtual Prayer Room. You can sign up for your hour of prayer here. We want to cover 5 am – 10 pm daily if we can, so please fill up blank slots before you double up on others.
Not sure what to pray for your hour? Click here for prayer fuel and resources. Here is another lovely virtual prayer room from our friends at Elam Ministries
8am Morning Prayer – starting on the 19th March we launch a 45 minute morning prayer on zoom – a video conferencing platform. Morning Prayer will be led by various leaders of Emmaus. You can join the prayer meeting online by clicking the following link. Please be aware if you have not used zoom before, then you will need to log in a few minutes early and your computer will automatically download zoom.
9pm Evening Prayer – starting on Tuesday 24th March we will begin a 20 minute contemplative evening prayer, where together we will reflect on where we have seen the presence and activity of God in our day. This meeting will also be on zoom. You can join the prayer meeting online by clicking the following link.
Over the next few weeks there will be more to come, but we wanted to start praying together right away. Let’s look to God, knowing that He can accomplish in and through us more than we could ever ask or imagine.