VIDEO: ‘Prayers for town answered’

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The leaders of the Christian House of Prayer, which opened at the Horsham YMCA Y-Centre last September, say they are seeing prayers being answered in the town.

At the weekly Saturday meetings to pray particularly for young people in the town have seen attendances between three and 30 people.

JPCT 040213 Andy Harding - made a prayer box for the Prayer Centre at The United Reformed Church, Horsham. Photo by Derek Martin

JPCT 040213 Andy Harding - made a prayer box for the Prayer Centre at The United Reformed Church, Horsham. Photo by Derek Martin

Deputy moderator of Horsham Churches Together Jan Walshe said: “We have had many answers to prayer for example Horsham Matters filled three houses with furniture for three families with children who had lost everything, have been awarded several grants and donations, Ark (a town homelessness charity) has been able to refer its clients to the night shelter at St John’s Catholic Church, where up to up to eight guests are safe overnight until the end of February.

“With different churches leading each week we are treated to many different styles of prayer and thanksgiving. It is a very special time. As ever, all who would like come are very welcome!”

They also pray for local charities and organisations in Horsham and people can now submit prayer requests anonymously in a wooden box decorated by artist Andy Harding.

Andy said: “I didn’t want to do it at first. Sue (a founder member of the House of Prayer) was inspired by God to bring it round to my house and she tried to paint it but it looked rubbish.

“I felt God say take over. I started doing this and it just flowed. It only took eight hours. It can take me up to six months to do some of my work. When we put the cross on it was a really emotional moment.”

The prayer group currently meets at 12.15pm every Saturday up to April 6 when they will start at 9.30am.

Watch the video to see the story behind the prayer box from Sue Longridge.