Local churches unite for the launch of prayer project

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Churches in Lisburn are preparing for the launch of Relentless Prayer,which will be held at Trinity Methodist Church next Tuesday (February 9).

Churches across the denominations will join together in forty days and forty nights of prayer for the City of Lisburn and its people.

Christ Church, Harmony Hill Presbyterian, First Lisburn Presbyterian, Lisburn Cathedral, Legacurry Presbyterian, St Patrick’s, St Pauls, Lagan Valley Vineyard, Trinity Methodist, Seymour Street Methodist, Lisburn Christian Fellowship, Derryvolgie Parish and Railway Street Presbyterian will all be taking part inRelentless Prayer, which will end on Easter Sunday.

Members of church congregations are already signing up to pray during the next forty days and nights and will pray on a wide range of subjects, including business, education, health and emergency services.

Simon Genoe, the Curate at Lisburn Cathedral has been instrumental in organising the project and is confident that people in the city will come together for this special event.

“This is the most significant gathering of local churches for many years,” he said.

“We are hoping people will visit diffrerent churches and everyone is welcome to call in at any time to pray for as long or as short a time as they can.”

Each church will have a prayer room set up and there will be a host of stimuli to help people to focus their attention. along with ‘prayer champions’ who are helping to co-ordinate the prayer time slots in each church to make sure every minute of the forty days and nights is covered.

“There will be ten different ‘stations’,” explained Simon. “For example, there will be a throne where people can reflect on the names of God, there will be a washing line to hang the names of organisations that serve the city and people can write the name of someone they want healing for on a plaster. Each church will be slightly different and there is plenty of flexibilty.”

Trinity Methodist will be hosting the first three days of prayer, from Wednesday February 10. Seymour Street will then take the baton from Friday February 12 followed by St Paul’s Parish on Tuesday February 16.

Find out more about Relentless Prayer and how you can get involved by logging onto www.facebook.com/relentlesslisburn.