Nina de Salis Young, , Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire
Suzanne C, Barton, Oxford
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
Marcus Roberts, Marston, Oxford
Veronica Rodriguez, Argentine student, Oxford
Phyllis Merriman, Pensioner, Oxford
Mark Macau, Oxford
Beth Knowles, Banbury Road, North Oxford
We even had a note saying how much the event had been appreciated!
John and Annie, Hurst Lane, Cumnor, Oxford
Jan Sassenberg, Charity Worker , Ferry Road, Oxford
Dave Leal, Theology and Philosophy lecturer, Oxford University, Oxford
Beth Knowles, Banbury Road, North Oxford
Steve Gibbs, Oxford
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!
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.
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).
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.
It's a really good opportunity that we have as Christians to be together as one Church.
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
It's marvellous! Two or three people, ten or twenty, it will be wonderful because God is going to be here amongst us.
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.
We had 6 altogether for Breakfast - all from our Lane. 3 new people. Very enjoyable event. Good discussion, worship and prayer time
I only started coming to the prayer breakfast in Edgeway road 2 months ago. I was surprised by the open, welcoming atmosphere. These were people with a heart for their community, people that wanted to put their faith into practice, break the anonymity amongst the residents in their street. I am so intrigued by the idea that I want to start the same prayer initiative where I live.
We've seen people coming along who maybe haven't been to church for a very long time, and have been able to reconnect with other Christians through the prayer breakfasts.
2nd June Our breakfast went really well this morning. We were 11 in total and I was beginning to panic about where we were going to sit everyone, but the Holy Spirit got the numbers just right, so that was fine. B came and also my friend M from Divinity Road. M2 who also came knows some people in Divinity Road who might be interested in going to a breakfast mentioned their names to M, so that was helpful. A friend of mine in Victoria Road, who I don't think has been to church for a while came, so that was really nice, plus another couple who live on the Banbury Road who've only been in Oxford for a year.
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.
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.