Loraine's Journey of Prayer
Methodist Chair tour to encourage churches to pray
The Revd Loraine Mellor, Chair of the Nottingham and Derby Methodist District, has set out on a journey around Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to encourage churches to pray.
The district covers the southern half of both counties (plus parts of others around the edges), and there are sixteen circuits (groups of Methodist congregations) in the district. During 2016 there is set to be a prayer event in each of these circuits.
Starting last month in Melbourne, and carrying on through the rest of the year, she will be spending at least an hour (and maybe more) in each location.
Loraine said, “To me, prayer is essential in any church and to every disciple and you can often tell the quality of a church by its prayer life and the quality and depth of a person's faith by how significant and seriously they take prayer. I also know that when we are busy our prayer life often suffers. I know from experience that the most successful missions and initiatives have prayer at the heart and achieve results.”