"Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper."
Woking Prayer Network is Churches Together in Woking's (CTiW) way of encouraging and co-ordinating prayer across the town. The network was formed out of informal networks of people who were committed to praying for Woking and encouraged by a sense that God wanted a praying community in the town.
We believe that prayer is an essential part of the way God is transforming Woking through His church. The aim of the network is to connect Christians praying for Woking to:
- encourage intercessors
- create greater unity in prayer across the whole church in Woking
- stimulate more prayer for the town
Woking Prayer Network is not meant to replace, or in any way take away from, existing prayer groups, whether geographical, fellowship or ministry-based. Rather, Woking Prayer Network aims to connect with and encourage such groups and to maintain a list of such groups to help people connect with them. If you run a prayer group in Woking, please let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org
The network has four elements:
- A vision for Woking that we are praying to come into being. This is effectively what the prayer network is praying for and unites us with the wider church in Woking in terms of purpose and mission. You can download a copy of this vision here.
- Members who are committed to praying for Woking. The only requirement to be a network member is a general commitment to pray for the town. Becoming a member is a formal way of making the commitment to pray regularly for Woking.
- Houses of prayer throughout the borough. The aim is to have at least one house of prayer in each of the ten civic wards in Woking that are run by core members of Woking Prayer Network. House of prayer hosts coordinate local prayer and pray regularly in their home, following a pattern that they set themselves. This might be monthly, fortnightly, weekly or even daily and network members are invited to join them to pray so that whether it is a particular day or location, there are plenty of options to join with others in prayer.
- Regular communications about specific prayer needs. Regular prayer needs from church fellowships, Christian ministries, public sources of information and secular sources (e.g. the police or local authority) are used to give people regular prayer request updates.
You can download a copy of this vision below
If you are interested in becoming a member of Woking Prayer Network, or hosting a house of prayer, please contact Andrew Humphreys, the network coordinator, at email@example.com.