Being a prayerful people is a core value of our community.
We want folk of all ages to find ways of talking with Jesus. But it’s not that we believe in the power of prayer…
…it’s because we believe in the goodness and power of God — so we ask for his help and wisdom;
…it’s because we love Jesus — so we want to talk to him and listen to him and learn to be more like him;
…it’s because we believe the Spirit is always with us — so we seek to ask and listen for his prompting and guidance.
Below is a list of ways to join in with us in prayer. Click the titles to link to more information. Only two of these are in-person gatherings at this time (May 2021).
Prayer Team At this time, some of the Prayer Team are willing to offer private meetings with those wishing to pray through more personal matters, seeking support in discernment or in need of prayer for healing. Please contact us to arrange this.
House Groups — these offer prayer support to those linked directly and indirectly with their groups.
Prayer Link — our online prayer chain. Anyone can send a request to this or you can become part of the team committed to pray.
Baptists Together Prayer Broadcast — Skype live or YouTube (repeat) (3rd/4th Wednesday each month, 7pm)
Praying Together — Facebook Live (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 8.30-9.15pm) You can connect to this whether you are registered with Facebook or not.
CTW Prayer Breakfast — Zoom (First Saturday, 8.30am) See CHBC News to get the code as it changes depending upon the host (CTW = Churches Together in Warwick)
Sunday Gathering — Online and in-person (Sundays, 10.30am). Regular prayers are led in our Sunday gatherings. You can watch again on YouTube.
Every Thursday morning between 9.40-10.25am a number in our community intentionally set aside time to come before our Lord Jesus in prayer. Each week we seek to offer him thanks and intercessions for one another, local and world issues. We have kept this rhythm of worship during lockdown on Zoom; this is currently still the case (Sept 2021). To get the code please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The normal pattern is to start with a short reflection on God’s word, helping us fix our eyes on Jesus, before spending around 30 minutes in prayer.
Prayer and Praying Together Sheet
We realise not everyone finds praying easy and so we provide a monthly Prayer and Praying Together sheet to help. We also offer a weekly devotional and a Prayer for the Week through our CHBC News (to sign up use our connect form).
Should you have a prayer request — please send it to Joyce using email@example.com who can share it amongst those who have committed to pray. All requests will be treated as confidential unless you clearly indicate it can be ‘public’.
If you want to join our Prayer Link as a pray-er — please email Joyce using firstname.lastname@example.org. She will send you a simple set of guidelines and if you can agree to them, you’ll become part of the team.
If you’d prefer to receive these messages by phone, we also have a system for this. Please indicate that in your message and give Joyce a contact number.
Baptists Together Prayer Broadcast
On the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm various people from the Baptist world lead prayers via Skype. You can also watch again at your convenience. Links to each meeting can be found here: https://www.baptist.org.uk/Groups/338268/Prayer_broadcasts.aspx
Praying Together (Facebook Live)
1st & 3rd Thursday @ 8.30pm
Here are a few instructions to help find our Facebook Live videos :
- From your Facebook news feed, click watch on the left menu
- Click live on the new Watch menu on the left OR type ‘CHBC Prayer’ into the ‘video search’ box (near the top of the left menu)
- Our live video should appear in this list
Facebook help also suggests you should be able to see all our live videos here: https://www.facebook.com/CHBCWarwick/live/
Alternately, just visit our Castle Hill Baptist Church Warwick FB page and scroll through the posts – a live video should be present that you can click on to join and interact with us. You can watch again or at a later date by searching our Facebook page or looking below.