Humbling Hoping Preparing
A Week of Prayer for this Generation of Young People and the Next
Churches all over the Diocese joined together in October 2015 for an inspiring week of prayer for the young people in their Parish, and for youth work in their Deaneries. Various youth groups all over the Diocese joined in, we would also like to and we encouraged those parishes that do not have young people or a youth group to participate too, as we mobilised the whole Diocese to pray.
What? A week of prayer for young people in Peterborough Diocese
Where? In your Parish
When? Sunday 4th– Sunday 11th October 2015
Why? Praying for God to resource and release His Church to reach out to young people.
Who? Everyone. Adults, young people, youth groups, PCCs, groups and individuals
How? You choose when you pray, where and for how long (examples below)
Contact? Diocesan Youth Missioners:
Becky Wills (Northampton Archdeaconry) – 01604 887058
Chad Chadwick (Oakham Archdeaconry) – 01604887059
Some examples of what happened:
Groups we know of who were involved:
At St Andrew’s, Kettering, the Connect service’s youth group used creative prayer, as did the Mother’s Union group
In Rushton, youthgroup
At Rectory Farm, a Sunday service with prayer activities
In Long Buckby, a progressive meal
In Ringstead the Bishop visited a youth group
In Peterbrough groups met to pray
At St Giles, Northampton, they held two youth prayer services
In Deanshanger the youth group met for pizza and prayer
In the Tove benefice a new youth group met for pizza and discussion, alongside the Online Worship Gathering
In Isham prayer activities were held at youth group
At St Barnabas Wellingborough – the main family service engaged in creative prayer stations focussing on youth
At St Peter’s Oundle prayer board established
At St James, Thrapston they set up new youth group to take part in the Online Worship Gathering
In KingsCliffe there was discussion and a youth prayer gathering
At Whitefriars they hosted a prayer event for the whole church, and young people engaged in the Online Worship gathering
In Weedon Bec, they hosted the Online Worship Gathering
Plus lots we don’t know about or who mentioned to us that they used the intercessions…. Tell us what YOU did!
Are you willing to keep on joining us in prayer for young people?
* If children or young people are participating in a prayer event then follow normal good practice with regards to Safeguarding (if you have any questions contact Chad or Becky or check www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/resources )