The most important thing the disciples of Jesus wanted him to teach them was how to pray. They realised that the most important link for Jesus was between him and his Father. He taught them to pray to God as their Father just as he did. Later he told them that they could pray in his name and that he would be interceding for them himself as they continued to be about his work in making and growing disciples to change the world.
We can do nothing on our own but we can do everything with God. When the disciples struggled with praying Jesus encouraged them to keep on keeping on. When the going gets tough the tough get praying. And prayer is definitely at the heart of the Transforming Wigan movement. The House of Prayer is the name for the overall initiative and The Order of Prayer comprises those disciples who sign up to a specific rhythm of life together for a year. The 'TryPraying' scheme continues to be the means by which we seek to engage everyone in Wigan with the love, goodness and compassion of God who draws near to those who draw near to him in prayer.