We got there! Chelmsford and District has been saturated with 168 HOURS of 24-7 Prayer.
A great big thanks to all from each of the 53 churches, organisations or groups who took part and filling the entire week with both individual and corporate prayer, right across the City and beyond.
At the Week’s middle hour, midday 25 March, nearly 40 local Christians met around the City Sign in the High Street and prayed over Chelmsford, ending by joining hands around the Sign and praying that our churches would be in unity.
BBC Essex were present and together with live reaction from David Gilbey from Chelmsford 24-7, a little of what happened was broadcast on the Breakfast Show, Sunday 29 March. Listen here.
How did The Week of Prayer work?
We asked local Christians from all denominations and traditions to cover Chelmsford and District with 168 hours of continuous prayer. We asked them to pray individually, in groups or as entire congregations, taking one or more hour-long slots on an on-line calendar.
“We are always delighted when people of faith pray for Chelmsford, and are glad to hear of the 24-7 prayer week for the city in March”.
Cllr Mr Bob Villa, Mayor of Chelmsford, Mrs Val Villa, Mayoress
This is how we advertised it
For 24 hours over 7 whole days, Sunday 22 to Saturday 28 March 2015, a total of 168 hours, we are calling Christians to cover the whole of the City of Chelmsford and the surrounding District with prayer, to bless those who live, work or visit here.
Join young and old from all denominations and traditions to pray for our local government, for our emergency services, our schools, for local businesses, for our work colleagues, friends and neighbours – in fact for anyone or any matter that God lays on your heart and let’s see Him bring positive change and blessing to lives and situations.
There are more than 100 Christian churches and congregations within the area administered by Chelmsford City Council. Together and through prayer we can bring forth real change. All the amazing things of heaven are constantly available to be poured out… if only we ask. Jesus told us to pray, “May your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”. God wants to bring renewal and transformation into our homes, our streets and our whole communities and our prayers are key to seeing this happen.