Christians often live in the same neighbourhood without ever knowing each other. Streetprayer's main goal is to help them find one other, spend time together in fellowship, praise and prayer, and encourage neighbours to join in.
HOW IT WORKS - ONE SUGGESTION TO GET STARTED:
Decide on what area you would like to visit - your street, 100 or 1000 homes around you, etc.
- Pray for at least one other Christian neighbour to work and pray together with you.
- Put on an event. We began in 2007 visiting every home on our street of about a hundred houses, inviting residents to a prayer breakfast. We worked together with one family on the street and a couple of young people. Twenty people came to the first event, including two people who didn’t go to church; one was recently widowed and is now part of the Christian community.
- From your first gathering, form a team of workers and pray together about what event to do next. We’ve find its essential to plan an event to invite people to.The second event could be anything from:
- A prayer breakfast - we started with monthly ones on our street and these spread to the streets around us.
- A big event for the whole area around you - perhaps taking in about 3000 homes. We try to find a neutral hall rather than a church building as that encourages Christians from all churches to come and bring their friends. However we recently did an event in another area of Oxford called Rose Hill; there was no community hall available so the Methodist Church there kindly leant us their building.
We hope that this page helps to inspire you! It's to our intention to start a big organisation but rather to try to motivate Christians to get together with their neighbours to get to know each other, pray, sing and reach out together.
If you decide to do so or need help or prayer for your event we'd love to hear from you; please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I never really used to say hello to that many neighbours, except for my immediate ones, but now I know lots of people on the street.
I really enjoy meeting new people at the street breakfasts, it’s refreshing and is creating a more caring community based on helping each other.
Streetprayer is important to me because it’s all about building community, and community with God as the centre
(Last updated 3rd January 2016)
For Streetprayer events please enquire using the form on the contact page.