Pray For Scotland

Try Praying

Trypraying’ is a 7 day prayer guide.
But it’s not what you think.  It is not for Christians.  ‘Trypraying’ is unapologetically for those outside the church.  According to a recent survey 20 million people in the UK admit to praying.  That’s a lot of people.  So this guide is for the irreligious and the self-respecting agnostic.  It contains stories of answered prayer, ideas of things to do, important themes about how to connect with God and honest prayers.  In essence it is an outrageous exposure to the grace and power of God.
What is the idea that churches will experiment with?  At its core it involves giving a copy to everyone in church one Sunday in March and encouraging them to check it out.  (It may help them in their relationship with God.)  The following week each person is then encouraged to give the booklet to a friend with the challenge “Try praying for a week and see what happens!”
That’s it.  Simple.
The really exciting part is what happens in those conversations and also what happens as a rather awkward person gets before God and prays their honest-to-God prayers.
There are a number of add-ons that churches can try.  For example having a ‘We-Tried-Praying Service or house group meeting with stories of answered prayer; giving out prayer request cards in the community for people to fill them in and return; having a ‘clinic’ when for one hour a week people can come to the church for prayer; etc.  Publicity with banners and car stickers can make the theme visible.
But there’s more.  This can become a way of churches working together rolling out the process year on year until significant impact is made and the lives of many have been touched.  There are lots of possibilities.
For more information contact David Hill at or phone  07….

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