Testimonials

I love this idea. We had our first prayer meeting last night - it was great!
Nina de Salis Young, , Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire
Love Oxford welcomes the Streetprayer initiative as a breathtakingly simple way to get to know other Christians in your street (unity) and to get to intercede for the Oxford area (prayer).
I pray that these two keys - unity and prayer - would turn in Oxford's locks, and the flood of revival would flow! God loves Oxford and has a plan for her for good and to give her a future and a hope. But it seems in history He waits for heart unity and he waits for prayer.
I pray that this Jan 30 prayer initiative is fun and also fruitful.

Charlie Cleverly, Rector of St Aldates, on behalf of Love Oxford, Oxford
As a visiting student from America, I had a lot on my mind when I arrived in Oxford, like “Would I make friends?” During my first week, a time when I was feeling very much alone in a strange country, I saw a flyer for the Edgeway Rd. Prayer Breakfast. I started going to the meetings which led to me making some wonderful friendships. It was great being able to greet my neighbours when I saw them on the street.
Emma Hughes, American student, Oxford
I’m a great believer in streetprayer. It’s wonderful for Christians from different churches to get together unitedly in love for one another, get to know each other and then encourage each other to get to know their neighbours. Our communities aren’t as strong as they might be. And if we Christians start by getting to know each other and then reaching out in love to others, that could make a real difference to our city. So I really commend the work of the prayer breakfasts.
Vaughan Roberts, Rector, St Ebbe's Church, Oxford
I'm 83 now and getting around is more difficult. Meeting people on the street and singing praises together has been such a joy.
Phyllis Merriman, Pensioner, Oxford
We had 6 altogether for Breakfast - all from our Lane. 3 new people. Very enjoyable event. Good discussion, worship and prayer time
We even had a note saying how much the event had been appreciated!

John and Annie, Hurst Lane, Cumnor, Oxford
This is just to let you know that we have started a Soup & Prayer meeting monthly on our road, on the last Tuesday of the month. I put a sign outside for a few days before and everyone is welcome to join us to pray for whatever is on their mind. We live in , Leicestershire
Nina de Salis Young, Victoria Road, Woodhouse Eaves
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.
Steve Gibbs, Oxford
Thank you for your prayers. Four people came to the breakfast, and I had three apologies from ones who would have liked to come, but couldn't manage that day. I felt very encouraged and when I went to church the next day, someone asked me about it and was enthusiastic about developing this idea in our area. I'm aiming to have another one on 21st April and will exend the invitation a bit further.
Beth Knowles, Banbury Road, North Oxford
I live on my own. I love people and company. I also like singing hymns, so I enjoy it very much. I'm very pleased they knocked on my door that morning
Phyllis Merriman, Pensioner, Oxford
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.
Stephen Roberts, Meteorologist, Oxford
For me, Streetprayer is an answer to so many questions I had: Why is it that every Sunday we dash across the city to our various congregations year after year while all the time living alongside Christians we have never met or hardly know? Why is it that when "The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”, we spend so little time with our neighbours? Why do neighbours come and go, and we never get to know them? Streetprayer helps us to reverse that trend and see our neighbours coming into the Kingdom as a result. Having experienced it at work since 2007, we're deeply grateful to God for what Streetprayer has helped happen on our street and we highly commend it to you.
Marcus Roberts, Rivers of Life Churches, Oxford
Definitely thinking of doing something ! Will be praying about it
Beth Knowles,
I am thankful to God for what you are doing. My prayer is that this ministry will grow throughout the UK and into Europe.
Dr Damon So, Research Tuto, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
Streetprayer is important to me because it's all about building community, and community with God as the centre
Lorna Smith, Chemistry lecturer, Oxford University, Oxford