Nottingham Arnold Corps, United Kingdom with Republic of Ireland Territory
Leading up to Pentecost Sunday, The Salvation Army’s Nottingham Arnold Corps (United Kingdom with the Republic of Ireland Territory) had a week of prayer. In preparation for this, each Sunday prior to the 24-7 focused on a segment of the Lord’s Prayer
Over 100 people spent one or more hours in the prayer room at the corps. The slots were not all filled at the beginning of the week but by the end there was no shortage of people wanting a prayer slot!
All ages participated in “Blaze 24-7”, the youngest was a baby with his mother and the oldest close to 90.
One of those who participated in “Blaze 24-7” was 80 year old Marjorie. Marjorie filled an overnight slot. She said she often didn’t sleep and would be glad to pray from midnight to 7.00 am. Marjorie was joined in the prayer room by her grandson, who was on leave from the British Army.
A Toddlers’ Toddle was set out in the main hall of the corps and encouraged the children to join in prayer too.
The prayer room was kept simple but the adjoining foyer offered initiatives for prayer. People were encouraged to pray for the local community, the world, trafficking and much more.
The corps encouraged those who were finishing their shift in the prayer room to pray with those coming in to pray. Testimonies throughout the week showed how encouraging this had been to many.
On Sunday morning many people shared what the week had meant to them personally.
Nottingham Arnold Corps has joined in Thursday’s Worldwide Prayer Meeting as a result of Blaze 24-7.
“We give the glory to God for this wonderful, special week of prayer. We encourage anyone else to go for it!”, says Major Alwyn Jones, who was responsible for organising the week.