24/7 Harrogate prayer room is now open until: Sun 31st May at 7pm, book an hour (or more) now.
We hope to have continuous prayer so if possible book an empty slot – more than one person can book each hour slot. There are a bundle of prayer resources below.
Not sure what to pray for your hour? Click below for some resources and ideas.
Prayer and Response
Use these prayers to help you pray for an hour about the Coronavirus pandemic
New to prayer
God is there, waiting for us with arms open wide. Always ready to listen. Always ready to love us.
We know that God didn’t send this pandemic. But he is right here with us, sharing in the stress, pain and grief. He wants us to turn to him so we can find peace and hope.
Three guidelines are helpful for starting out in prayer:
Keep it Simple
You don’t have to find special words. Just share what is on your heart. Any time, any where. God is there.
When the disciples asked Jesus how to pray he taught them what we call the Lord’s prayer, simple enough to learn as a child but profound enough to sustain us for a lifetime. See Matthew 6:9-13 or Luke 11:1-4 or click here
Keep it Real
God is tough. You can share your pain and sorrow as well as your hopes and joys. Share your fear and anger, it’s ok. Pray for yourself, the ones you love, the world. God loves and cares for everyone and everything.
Keep it Up
Try and pray regularly. Maybe a few minutes at the start and the end of the day, or anytime in between, especially when there are moments of joy or stress.
Many of us are using the free app ‘Lectio 365’ to guide our daily prayers. Provides 10 minutes of prayer for the start of a day. Starting on Monday 27th April for 5 weeks the sessions will be based on ‘How to Pray’ by Pete Greig, one of the founders of the 23-7 prayer movement.
You might want to come along to one of the many online services offered by churches around Harrogate. Also see the section ‘What’s Next?’ below for more ideas.
We want to encourage you to share your prayers, your prayer needs, anything you may have heard from God, your prayer images and also your answers to prayer. You can do this through our private Facebook group. If you’re not on Facebook you can share your prayers with us by emailing email@example.com
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.
24-7 Prayer has also created more prayer resources to help us respond to coronavirus and the needs of the world in this time of crisis. You can download them here.
Establish a daily rhythm of prayer
Use one or all of the daily morning, midday and night prayer from the Northumbria Community. They’re updated for each day click here.
Check out our churches online page to join in with many local churches delivering prayer online.
Family prayer activities
Click here for free downloadable prayer activities for families to do at home together
Want to learn more?
We strongly recommend three books by Pete Greig, one of the founders on the international 24-7 prayer movement:
How to Pray: ‘a simple guide for normal people’
God on Mute: engaging the silence of unanswered prayer
Dirty Glory: the story of the adventures of the the 24-7 Prayer movement
All three are available from Eden Christian bookshop who are offering £7 off a first order (on 23rd April) click here
Prayer and Response
Use these prayers to help you pray from your heart about the Coronavirus pandemic.
Go on a walk in your imagination. Pray for the people and places in our town or your area. Here are some pictures to start you off.