Caroline Wachui, Grandpont
Phyllis Merriman, Pensioner, Oxford
Jason Luff, Student, Oxford
Suzanne C, Barton, Oxford
Nina de Salis Young, , Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire
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
Veronica Rodriguez, Argentine student, Oxford
Marcus Roberts, Marston, Oxford
Lorna Smith, Chemistry lecturer, Oxford University, Oxford
Dr Damon So, Research Tuto, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
Mary Clarkson, Lord Mayor of Oxford 2009/10, Oxford
Vaughan Roberts, Rector, St Ebbe's Church, Oxford
Marcus Roberts, Rivers of Life Churches, Oxford
Travelling out of the area to work meant I didn't know many of my neighbours, unless it was through the school. It has been lovely to get to know people who live 'down the road' and share a meal and pray together.
Being new in the area, I was looking to be a part of my neighbourhood and when I heard about Streetprayer, it was a prayer answered. It's such an amazing work and better still, God is in it 100%.
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
Today is the first Big Breakfast event. For me it's wonderful to be part of something that I know that God wants. To see Christians in all areas meet together and know who our neighbours are, and who our fellow Christians are.
I did go ahead with a prayer breakfast. There were only two of us there, but it was a good time & well worth meeting and praying. Really enjoyed connecting with another Christian who lives across the road.
Definitely thinking of doing something ! Will be praying about it
I love this idea. We had our first prayer meeting last night - it was great!
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).
It's a really good opportunity that we have as Christians to be together as one Church.
We're now in our fifth year of holding breakfasts or other events once a month and this Saturday's was a great delight and surprise! Of the 45 or so present there were about 10 new people from the Marston area, some who don't yet belong to any congregation. The spirit of love, praise and prayer was very touching. We hope to build on this in the months to come.
Streetprayer is important to me because it's all about building community, and community with God as the centre
I am thankful to God for what you are doing. My prayer is that this ministry will grow throughout the UK and into Europe.
The Streetprayer groups are doing a wonderful job in bringing people together, and celebrating what we have as a community. I was privileged to be invited to a prayer breakfast a few months ago and was struck by the warmth and peace of the meeting. As a local councillor, building strong communities is something I am passionate about. The prayer breakfasts draw people together as neighbours and build up a sense of belonging in a spiritual way beyond religious denomination or politics. I hope that they will continue to grow and thrive.
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.
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.