Phyllis Merriman, Pensioner, Oxford
Emma Hughes, American student, Oxford
Marcus Roberts, Marston, Oxford
Nina de Salis Young, Victoria Road, Woodhouse Eaves
Jan Sassenberg, Charity Worker , Ferry Road, Oxford
Marcus Roberts, Rivers of Life Churches, Oxford
Mark Macau, Oxford
Steve Gibbs, Oxford
Nina de Salis Young, , Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire
We even had a note saying how much the event had been appreciated!
John and Annie, Hurst Lane, Cumnor, Oxford
Vaughan Roberts, Rector, St Ebbe's Church, Oxford
Dave Leal, Theology and Philosophy lecturer, Oxford University, Oxford
Dr Damon So, Research Tuto, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
Evan Roberts, Student, 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
It's marvellous! Two or three people, ten or twenty, it will be wonderful because God is going to be here amongst us.
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.
I love this idea. We had our first prayer meeting last night - it was great!
We had 6 altogether for Breakfast - all from our Lane. 3 new people. Very enjoyable event. Good discussion, worship and prayer time
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.
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.
I am thankful to God for what you are doing. My prayer is that this ministry will grow throughout the UK and into Europe.
I have been living on Edgeway Road for 10+ years. All this time I did not feel a sense of belonging to or purpose for the street where I live. The prayer breakfast has opened up a door through which I have not only shared a meal with my neighbours but also prayer and conversation on matters that concern each individual.
Definitely thinking of doing something ! Will be praying about it