As part of the worldwide 24-7 Prayer movement, from 9am on Saturday 31st May to Sunday 1st June parishioners and friends of Carrigrohane Parish signed up for 1 hour slots in which to pray around St. Peter’s Church, Carrigrohane. The church was set up as a prayer venue with creative “stations” to pray around with topics as diverse as remembering your Baptismal vows to praying for issues on the world map, taking time out with God to remembering His beautiful creation. Prayer slots were filled by individuals and groups.
As people left the church after their slot they were encouraged to write down a comment in our prayer record ..here are just a few of the comments:
“The silence and praise were so lovely. “
“thank you for this time of peaceful reflection – I came here thinking it was going to be a chore, but it was wonderful. It’s been so long since I spent this much time in prayer but it was really valuable and refreshing”
“It was great to have the quietness of this hour to reflect on God’s greatness & impact for us & to pray for his forgiveness, guidance & blessings.”
“It was a blessing to find Him in the stillness & know myself accepted and loved & to bask in it. May we go in the power of his Holy Spirit to live to his Glory”
24-7 Prayer is something which we as a parish have gained much from, and we hope over the next year to be looking for other opportunities to run similar events as we seek out God’s vision for our parish.