Nina de Salis Young, Victoria Road, Woodhouse Eaves
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
Mary Clarkson, Lord Mayor of Oxford 2009/10, Oxford
Phyllis Merriman, Pensioner, Oxford
Emma Hughes, American student, Oxford
Steve Gibbs, Oxford
Dave Leal, Theology and Philosophy lecturer, Oxford University, Oxford
Veronica Rodriguez, Argentine student, Oxford
Nina de Salis Young, , Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire
Jan Sassenberg, Charity Worker , Ferry Road, Oxford
Phyllis Merriman, Pensioner, Oxford
Marcus Roberts, Marston, Oxford
Mark Macau, Oxford
Jason Luff, Student, 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
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).
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.
Definitely thinking of doing something ! Will be praying about it
I'm 83 now and getting around is more difficult. Meeting people on the street and singing praises together has been such a joy.
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.
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.
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.
It's a really good opportunity that we have as Christians to be together as one Church.
I love this idea. We had our first prayer meeting last night - it was great!
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.
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
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 marvellous! Two or three people, ten or twenty, it will be wonderful because God is going to be here amongst us.
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.