How we help Encouraging prayer Encouraging prayer ‘They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer’ Acts 2:42 Christians in the Early Church made prayer and worship a priority, meeting in homes, in the temple courts, by rivers and wherever they gathered. Today in our nation we too have the same freedoms to gather to pray with others – face to face in homes, workplaces, in our communities and in our church fellowships as well as through social media, email or skype. Here are ways that we currently encourage prayer at the World Prayer Centre: Twice a month on a Saturday and a Monday, anyone can join us for our days of worship and prayer in central Birmingham while regularly posting current national and global prayer needs on our social media platforms. Annually, we host our National Prayer Conference at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire (usually in March) and the teaching is live streamed. We take seriously our call to be a World Prayer Centre and each day invite prayer for a different nation and for nations where Christians are persecuted. We also host gatherings for leaders throughout through Prayer Connexions – England and Connecting the Isles pages.