Join with churches across the UK planning for mission together in 2018 to make Jesus known. Friday Focus 2017 is the first step as we unite across our nations, praying together on Fridays (whenever possible) supporting ongoing mission across the UK and preparing the way for HOPE 2018.
Each week Friday Focus will take a different theme: supporting national initiatives of prayer and mission; key seasons in the church’s calendar; the different people groups highlighted in the Talking Jesus report (www.talkingjesus.org
); the people we know and meet; the communities we are part of, and the places where we live.
Leaders from denominations, mission and prayer organisations and networks are writing the reflections based on a Bible passage, and there is also be a written prayer to accompany each theme. Use Prayer Focus for private prayer or in church services and prayer meetings.
Colossians 4 verses 2-3 sums up what we long to see from this year of praying together.
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ...
(Colossians 4: 2-3)
We want to see every individual and church devoting itself to prayer – being watchful and thankful. We want everyone to be asking God to open the doors for mission opportunities and asking for clarity as we talk about Jesus. We want to encourage each other to make the most of every opportunity, to give the reason for the hope we have, with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15).
Do join in – and be part of the answer!