In just a few days the4PsCollaborative has become a movement of people who are intentional about seeking and praying for the peace and prosperity of the places they live, work or minister. From small communities to large cities the4PsCollaborative will see people partner with God to seek towards transformation. Here are the places already signed up:
Anglesey - see the YouTube video
Aylesbury - please pray for our town centre manager & her team. For the local small businesses trying to reopen at this time. For the local community groups & charities supporting people & each other (from food banks to litter picking groups to homelessness support to young people to addiction and many many more).
Elland - Elland, West Yorkshire, is our place! God planted us here and we love it. We've lived in the area about forty five years, brought up our children and taught in three local schools. We've had Home Groups, done Children's and Youth Work. We've now been retired for twenty years and have been walking the Area and praying. The photo shows one of the roads leading down into Elland. Just at the bottom of the hill, where we live is Brooksbank School with over a thousand young people and staff. Further on the road is Elland Hospice. There is a Main Street with shops, struggling at the moment. The Parish church dates back to the eleventh century. Please join us at the Throne as we pray for this place we love, for Protection, Peace and Prosperity for Brooksbank, the Hospice, businesses and the people of Elland. Many seeds have been sown over the years in the schools and churches, may we now see a harvest and we long to see Calderdale Chaplains on the streets. Amen
Halifax / Calderdale - a borough made up of the main towns Halifax, Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Brighouse and Elland with smaller towns, villages and communities. Population of around 200,000. The main centre Halifax has popular attractions such as Piece Hall, Eureka Children's Museum, Halifax Minster and Shibden Hall, Wainhouse Tower with many other attractions close by. Mix of urban and rural. Pray for every community - that every person will know they are amazing. For business to succeed. For tourism and TV filming to continue. For those leading and a real commitment from the church to the borough and its people.
Hellifield - Please pray for our village of Hellifield that we will continue to be bold in sharing the Love of Jesus in our community.
Illingworth (Halifax) - We have wonderful beauty spots, moorland nearby, woodland, community projects and clubs all doing good things for the people here.
Knaphill - an ‘urban village’, just outside Woking with various projects: The Community fridge, run by Holy Trinity church, has had to become a community table but continues to reduce food waste and help those in need. A local resident, Sonal, set up a Covid support helpline and volunteer base which has provided over 1,000 support interactions so far. These and other projects have been active in lockdown. We also have Syrian refugees housed locally and there was a local conversation cafe to help with language skills - they have been unable to meet recently.
Larne - a wee town which serves as one of the main ferry ports to Scotland. The Larne Renovation Generation is seeking the prosperity of the place and the church communities work well together. Larne is at the start of the Causeway Coastal Road and The Gobbins is within the borough, both of which attract visitors.
Liskeard - it has the first rural 'resource church' I believe, and the churches there are prayerful and active in the town - there seems to ve a healthy unity between them and I'd love to see God's love more widely recognised in my home town.
Newquay - Please pray for Newquay town, country and beaches as holiday makers return and the pubs open!
Northowram - a close community just outside Halifax. The church is active in the village with some big plans for greater community impact.
Ripponden - a small community just beyond Sowerby Bridge. A great community feel and a place with lots of innovative businesses. The Parish Council are active in creating a thriving community.
Sumbawanga (Tanzania) - see blog post
Woking - Woking is undergoing major development which will impact both the day and nighttime economies. There are lots of support networks and ministries in town centre including Street Angels, the York Road Project (supporting the homeless) and various ministries from the Lighthouse (google them for all they do) - not a definitive list - there are many more from different faiths and also secular organisations.