After the Weekend
The National Prayer Weekend is all about giving your local community the opportunity to be prayed for and shown God’s love. So, keep in touch with the people around you.
Follow up with everyone that you collected prayer requests from to tell them how you prayed for them. Maybe they will have some wonderful stories to share about how your prayer affected their lives as a result of the weekend. Why not keep the fire going and continue to pray for them for the next few months? Use the ‘follow-up’ cards found in the resources section of the website to let people know that they were prayed for. You could also think about sending out invitations to any events coming up at your church.
Be sure to celebrate as a prayer team! Thank everyone who got involved and pray for each other. Do you have a prayer ministry team at church? Or a prayer chain you can be part of? Has this weekend strengthened you? What can you all do to keep this going?
We really want to hear all about your weekend! What was your favourite moment? Did you have any answers to prayer from the weekend? We want to share your stories to encourage even more people to pray for their community. Please contact us (see the Contact Us page on our website for details). You can also follow us on Facebook (search National Prayer Weekend) and @NPWtogether on Twitter!
Keep praying! Take the advice of Paul in Colossians 1:9 and don’t stop praying, especially for others.
"Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven’t stopped praying for you, asking God to give you wise minds and spirits attuned to his will … As you learn more and more about how God works, you will learn how to do your work. We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul … It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us."
(Col. 1:9–12, The Message)
If you lack motivation, reading your Bible can help. God’s Word is a powerful tool and holds the answers to many prayers. Using devotional Bible reading notes can also help you understand some of the messages in the Bible and guide your prayer. If you need further help you can keep updated with our partner organisations, such as Neighbourhood Prayer Network, who can email you regular updates and ideas about prayer.
You can also visit our Resources page to download free invites, flyers and letter templates to help you introduce your community to a God who loves them.