Worship and Prayer

Worship

Sung corporate worship has always been an important element of Christian meetings from the earliest times and we find God really interacts with His people through it. It needs to be done well as there is nothing worse than uninspiring sung worship! The Filling Station (FS) believes passionately in high quality sung worship.

A worship leader

Each FS meeting has a capable local worship leader directing the worship time. If such an individual is initially unavailable we on the FS trust are there to help.

Worship leader should primarily have a ‘worshipping nature’ – they need to have personal experience of the joy of intimacy with the Lord, achieved through sung worship. Secondly, they need to be teachable & humble, ready to learn new things. Thirdly, they need to be musically accomplished. Worship choruses are simple to learn so an inexperienced leader can be expected to grow over time, but a more tested musician is really what is required at FS meetings as we meet so infrequently.

Song choice

We use material from places such as Hillsong, Soul Survivor, Vineyard, Worship Central, and the larger American Churches. As the songwriter Charles Wesley said in the 18th Century, ‘The people of God need fresh manna to worship God each day.’ He aimed to write a new hymn/song every two weeks!

Prayer

We encourage all who are involved and supportive of the Filling Station mission to pray that God will move through this network of meetings.

We lead prayer initiatives in a variety of ways:-

Prayer Wednesdays

Wednesday has become ‘Filling Station prayer day’ as many of the groups meet together specifically to pray for the meetings on that day of the week.

National days of prayer and fasting

Four days are diarised each year on which the whole network of Filling Station meetings fasts and prays for ‘God’s Kingdom to come and His will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,‘ as the Lord’s prayer says.

Prayer Bulletins

The Filling Station staff update the leadership of local meetings, those who are members of the ‘Friends of the Filling Station‘ network and supportive intercessors, as to pertinent prayer needs and prayers answered.

Ffald-y-Brenin

We are partnering with the Ffald-y-Brenin retreat and prayer centre in West Wales to develop and expand our prayer activities. We encourage people to get involved with their ‘Local Houses of Prayer’ initiative. See more on their website.

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