It was a beautiful sunny day with lots of people around, so we headed out onto the streets to find people to pray for.
We met a lady who thought we were looking for the local church, so a bit of a language barrier there! Then we chased down a lady who turned out to be a believer and wanted prayer for her son, which was a lovely moment. Then we bumped into someone from St Peter's and went to Penethorne house to pray for that block.
We prayed for a lady who was working for the police and said there was a lot of stress in her work. She said she was Catholic and open to prayer. After praying she said it was really lovely, it was like of being back at school! And she seemed a lot lighter. We then went into York Gardens and spoke to an Italian lady who couldn't understand a word we were saying! Then we spoke to some of the folks hanging out on one of the benches in the sun. We had a good conversation with them and she said she knew some of the people at St Peter's. They said life is really hard. We prayed for one of them as he said he was looking for a companion.
We went onto the building site of the new church building. We asked our foreman if we could pray and he asked if he could gather the guys round, but we said it was fine we go round and introduce ourselves individually! He said we could preach to them another day! We came across one of the joiners who was from Poland, who spoke very little English, but was happy to be prayed for. We then came across some of the professional team working on site so we told them we were going round offering and prayer and what could we pray for them. They were totally open. Initially, they wanted prayer for the building project but then after asking what they wanted for themselves and they shared some personal things about family. So it was a real privilege to pray for them and a powerful moment. We then approached some of the guys who had been watching and we had a good laugh with them but they were open to pray. We prayed blessing on them and their family. And we even got a great view of his family because they'd been tattooed on his back!
We met a lady that one of us had actually prayed for last week, so it was great to see her again and she said she was hoping to come to St Peter's next week. Then we met another woman who had earphones in but was happy to be disturbed. She seemed spiritually open and we prayed for her and shared an encouragement. We then approached a young man who looked a little intimidating but then turned out he used to go to church and was talking about trying to go on an Alpha course with some of his friends, so he let us pray for him and that was really cool. We then bumped into someone with a name we'd heard in prayer earlier so that was cool and we got to pray for him.