To pray is to make our hearts ready to experience the love of God in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Praying regularly will help us to develop a spiritual rhythm. A discipline of prayer changes the way that we think about our lives, because it creates new habits of heart and mind. Prayer opens us more deeply to the transforming grace of God. We enter into God’s presence, allowing the Holy Spirit to pray in us.
In GDS Church we incorporate prayer as summarised below. We are always willing to pray for and with you, just pop along to any of the following and we would be delighted to help you enter into God's presence to give his Holy Spirit freedom to pray in us.
We meet for prayer prior to the morning service, ensuring that the time of worship is brought before God.
At the end of our morning service, our prayer team gathers to provide a chance for prayer as the service comes to a close. People come for prayer for many reasons such as physical or emotional healing, a personal or spiritual need for themselves or a loved one, as a response to the sermon, or simply to say thank you for how God has been moving in their life. We invite you to come forward and be ministered to in a caring and safe environment.
Lunchtime @ Saltyard
Tuesday - Friday
The Saltyard prayer room is used for a time of led daily reflection and prayer. This is a short service to allow a chance to re-tune ourselves with God in the midst of our busy days.
Various days, times and locations
A key part of our Small Group philosophy is ensuring each group takes time to pray. The deep relationships built up during the small group enables a chance to pray meaningfully for each other.
Men's Prayer Breakfast
This is a once a month opportunity for men both young and old to get together and have an informal breakfast followed by a time of personal prayer. Fruit juice, cereal, home made granola, sausage and bacon rolls accompanied by Saltyard tea and coffee are usually the order of the day. We then retreat to the prayer room where we have the opportunity to share and pray over anything that may be on our heart either personal, work or other.
Women's Prayer Breakfast
We love the opportunity to meet together to chat and share news over breakfast. We then focus our thoughts, often led by one of the group, followed by a quiet time of fellowship as we pray together.
It gives the women of our Church family an opportunity to meet informally to spend time getting to know each other better and to pray together. It’s a great way to begin a Saturday away from the busyness and distractions of life. It complements the Men’s Prayer Breakfast. We always meet on a different Saturday to the men in order to allow Mums with a young family to attend.