CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Phone service has revolutionalised prayer lives

The Westmorland Gazette: CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Phone service has revolutionalised prayer lives CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Phone service has revolutionalised prayer lives

Two and a half years ago I attended a roadshow put on by United Christian Broadcasters about setting up a Prayerline ministry from our Church.

People can ‘phone from all parts of the UK to ask for prayer for any situation.

In May, 2012, the Windermere satellite group went live and since then we have the privilege of praying for hundreds of people, Christians and non-Christians, for four hours a week.

For the people from church who volunteer, it has revolutionised their prayer lives.

When the ‘phone rings we never know what we are going to be asked to pray for. There are people in great need but there are also people who just want someone to join them in thanking and praising the Lord.

From the moment we pick up the ‘phone we are completely dependant on the Lord for His wisdom and knowledge of the situation of the caller.

We listen to His still small voice and He is faithful in showing us how we should pray.

Often we get a scripture that is relevant to that person for that moment and we are confident that the Lord’s word will not return to Him void.

This is indeed a spiritual lifeline for many people and we are so privileged to be a small part of what the Lord is doing.

I would encourage you that if you are in need of prayer, then take the opportunity of UCB Prayerline on 0845-456-7729.

Mike Horsman

Lakes Christian Centre

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6:34pm Sun 23 Mar 14

kendal brat says...

If there was even the slightest suggestion that praying to god had any more chance of achieving a result than lady luck, surely we'd all be praying for global peace.
Perhaps your god doesn't do peace, or heal amputees for that matter.
If there was even the slightest suggestion that praying to god had any more chance of achieving a result than lady luck, surely we'd all be praying for global peace. Perhaps your god doesn't do peace, or heal amputees for that matter. kendal brat
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1:36pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Milkbutnosugarplease says...

Is there no direct line to God? This is a very odd report which raises more questions than it answers.
Is there no direct line to God? This is a very odd report which raises more questions than it answers. Milkbutnosugarplease
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7:10pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Kendmoor says...

*(calls charged at local rate, calls from mobile networks and some landlines may vary)
*(calls charged at local rate, calls from mobile networks and some landlines may vary) Kendmoor
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4:29pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Ian_SE says...

Calls to 0845 numbers from landlines haven't been "local rate" since 2003 and have never been local rate from mobiles. A distinct "local rate" ceased to exist when BT scrapped the price differential between long-distance and local calls (to 01 and 02 numbers) in 2003 and moved their customers on to inclusive call plans in 2004.

Calls to 0845 numbers cost 2p to 12p/min (plus a 15p connection fee) from landlines and 15p to 41p/min from mobiles.

Calls to 0845 numbers incur a 2p/min Service Charge to the benefit of the called party. From June 2015 all users of 084, 087 and 09 numbers will be required to declare this Service Charge.

A small number of landline users may have calls to 0845 numbers within their inclusive allowance, but many will not. Calls to 0845 numbers do not count towards inclusive call allowances on mobile phones.
Calls to 0845 numbers from landlines haven't been "local rate" since 2003 and have never been local rate from mobiles. A distinct "local rate" ceased to exist when BT scrapped the price differential between long-distance and local calls (to 01 and 02 numbers) in 2003 and moved their customers on to inclusive call plans in 2004. Calls to 0845 numbers cost 2p to 12p/min (plus a 15p connection fee) from landlines and 15p to 41p/min from mobiles. Calls to 0845 numbers incur a 2p/min Service Charge to the benefit of the called party. From June 2015 all users of 084, 087 and 09 numbers will be required to declare this Service Charge. A small number of landline users may have calls to 0845 numbers within their inclusive allowance, but many will not. Calls to 0845 numbers do not count towards inclusive call allowances on mobile phones. Ian_SE
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