The 'Try Praying' Campaign - 16th March 2020
A number of churches in and around Cambridge have joined together to invite the community to Try Praying.
Try Praying is for those who are not religious and don’t do church. It’s the work of a traffic planner, a shop manager, a writer, a designer, an entrepreneur, a civil engineer and others.
The desire to reach out to God is basic to many, many people. Try Praying is a resource for people like that: no church connection or interest, but open to find out about God. The Try Praying booklet is a 7-day prayer guide and is now being used by many to pass on to friends and family with a few words of encouragement, ‘Why don’t you try praying for a week and see what happens in your life?’
The local churches have joined together to promote the initiative with adverts on buses and on the large Digital Screen outside Cambridge United FC, as well as banners outside their churches and books for adults, young people and children to be given away for free. The adverts will be going live on Monday 23rd March for 4 weeks, with the booklets available from the participating churches. There is also a free app that can be downloaded.
Rev Stuart Wood said: “We have been planning this initiative for a number of months, and across the UK in a number of cities in England and Scotland, the invitation to try praying is being issued. None of us knew what would be happening in our world when we planned this, but we don’t believe it to be a coincidence, that at a time of significant anxiety, fear and uncertainty, we are inviting our cities to try praying. This resource is ideal to be used by people with no church background or experience, and therefore perhaps no idea where to begin. We do believe it will make a difference to people’s lives if they give it a go.”
Churches that are involved are: Arbury Community Church, Arbury Road Baptist Church, Barnwell Baptist Church, Cherry Hinton Baptist Church, Christ the Redeemer, Great Shelford Free Church, Hardwick Evangelical Church, Mill Road Baptist Church, Queen Edith Chapel, Renew Church, St. Andrew’s Cherry Hinton, St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church, St Martin’s, St Phillips and Zion Baptist Church.
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Or contact: Rev Stuart Wood – 07770 792371 / Stuart@barnwellbaptistchurch.org.uk