Chelmsford City Council Christian Fellowship 24/7 Prayer
Transform Work received the following recently from the leader of the Chelmsford City Council Christian Fellowship:
The Chelmsford City Council Christian Fellowship (CCCCF) were contacted recently by Dave Gilbert, who established the Chelmsford branch of 24/7 Prayer, the international prayer movement. Dave has a vision to open a 24-7 Christian Prayer Centre in the City of Chelmsford.
One of Dave’s first initiatives was to organise a week of 24/7 prayer for 22-28 March. The CCCCF agreed to dedicate their regular meeting on 25th March to prayer.
Dave sent us a prayer focus list, and three of us began by reading Psalm 24 reminding ourselves that the “earth is the Lord’s and everything in it”. We then chose prayer topics and the hour fell neatly in to five slots of about ten minutes as we prayed together for the city and it’s people.
We particularly prayed for our elected representatives as the local and general election approaches - the prison, it’s inmates, their families and those who minister there; all those who come to Chelmsford for the nightlife, and the work of the street pastors; the work of the healthcare services especially the regional hospital at Broomfield; the success of the 24/7 initiative and all those who minister within the town, especially the leadership of the Cathedral. As we prayed we remembered a special meeting that was taking place in the High Street to advertise the 24/7 initiative.
Our time together was soon over and as I returned to my desk I felt a sense of the Holy Spirit at work.
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