House of Prayer
House of Prayer
The House of Prayer is a network of prayer across Wigan bringing together every individual and group engaged in regular prayer and intercession.
Each week we meet to pray together for an hour at 7.30pm every Thursday at the Wigan Investment Centre.
Who are we?
We are a group of ordinary Christians in Wigan, making a commitment to pray daily that everyone in our communities would know Christ's love. We believe: Jesus gave His life in love for our neighbours; that the Holy Spirit will bring transformation to individuals, families, communities, nations; our prayer will make a real difference. Jesus has promised this.
Could you commit?
Are you able to dedicate time very day, for a year, to lifting our communities before God?
Are you able to join in meeting monthly, as part of a Wigan-wide prayer time, committing to an hour focused on waiting on God?
Do you know you'll struggle? Good, we all will, but is God still calling you?
If you would like to explore joining the Order of Prayer you can contact Rev Philip by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 01942 375209.
This allows us to pray in unity, and acts as a prompt to pray for Wigan every day.
There are several ways to join in:
• You can follow us on Twitter or Facebook, where the daily topic is posted at 8am and 8pm.
• You can visit pray.churchwigan.uk.
• You can receive a free text reminder. Text Daily prayer and the time you'd like your reminder to 078600 15 118. eg: Daily prayer 6am
Please don't put anything after the time (such as 'please'), it confuses our robot.
At the Well in June Father Richard Peers challenged us to pray through Psalm 119. He provided us with an acrostic translation which is separated into 22 chunks, and suggested that we replace the words in red with "Jesus".
C. S. Lewis in describing Psalm 119 writes, "It is a pattern, a thing done
like embroidery, stitch by stitch, through long quiet hours, for love of the
subject and for the delight in leisurely, disciplined craftsmanship."
This psalm is not one for searching out in moments of intense devotion,
joy or desperation; it is a psalm for every day, a psalm of ordinary daily life
- one of the reasons why it is so suitable for praying during the day!"
• You can also download an essay by Father Richard on the subject.