A set-apart season to seek God’s face
We are pleased to announce that we have approval to run an prayer and worship event in Forbury Gardens.
Open daytimes and evenings (further details and schedule shall be published soon).
You may follow the event at our Facebook page
The event is open to Reading, the surrounding areas, the Nation.
What would it look like if you gave 10 entire days over to seeking God?
How would it look if your family, your local church, your neighbourhood, your nation did the same?
What, ' if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from
their wicked ways...?'
'...then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.' II Chronicles 7:14
There will be a big top tent in the heart of Reading waiting for your prayers, worship and celebrations.
It's almost as if the King will be in the field!
Is this 24/10?
Well that really depends IF those people who are called by His name want that.
The tent will be there 24hrs a day and of course with constant security. At the moment we're thinking of starting at about noon and finishing at about 10PM or shortly after. We shall be taking a break at about 6pm to allow those volunteers staying on for the evening to eat before opening the doors again at 7PM for a 7:30PM start but if there's a hunger to keep the praying and worship going far be it from us to press the pause button.
On Saturday we hope to open earlier at around 10am and later on Sunday from 1pm to allow people to attend their own church in the morning unless there's a desire to have church at the tent! The end time for those days are expected to be the same as the weekdays.
The exact timetable is deliberately being held flexible to allow the Holy Spirit to direct more of the schedule than we sometimes experience in church. This could mean of course that the event could potentially go significantly beyond the 10PM finish if God wishes.
10 Days of Prayer is a time to seek Gods face together. The timetable really does depend on IF the hunger is there and what the response to volunteering is...
How does volunteering to lead a session during the day work?
There are those that enjoy worshiping God and there are those that are happy to do that whilst leading others. Of course this is different to performing, this is Worship - just saying. Some may love doing this as a band or others may play while another reads scripture or while others dance, fly banners. Sometimes it can be good to play music whilst others pray or intercede. There are of course many ways to celebrate God and seek His face. Those from churches that would like to lead a session during the day are encouraged to sign up via the volunteering button on the top right of the webpage then we can start to work with your responses. It's likely that the timetable will be in one & a half hour sessions. Wouldn't it be great IF there was a constant flow of seeking Gods face?
We understand car parking might not be the easiest thing or cheapest thing for some people. Humanly speaking this is not the location some would choose to have a meeting, however, we believe that God wishes the event to be held in the Abbey ruins grounds and has specifically directed us to this space.
Please consider if you need to take a car ─
Maybe take a bus or car sharing with others from your church may reduce your expenses?
There is on street parking outside the Forbury Gardens but we ask that you would please do not park there
and leave those limited places for DISABLED people attending.
There is a webpage detailing available parking and their charges that can be found here