"Declare a holy fast....and cry out to the Lord" - Joel 1 v 14
The Yorkshire Baptist Association has called on churches to set aside Tuesday, 22 October, 2013, for a day of prayer and fasting.
'This is a simple way in which we can corporately express our dependence upon God and pray for the life, health and growth of our churches in the Association,' says Regional Minister for Ministry the Revd Graham Ensor
'There will be several venues across Yorkshire where people can gather and pray together; however, we realise that geography and availability can be limiting which is why we also want to encourage local churches to create their own space where they can pray for neighbouring congregations and ask for God's blessing on the mission and ministry that we partner in together.'
Among the venues which have been offered as places where people can gather and pray together are:-
Shipley Baptist Church, New Kirkgate, Shipley, Bradford, BD18 3QY
2 prayer times – 2pm to 3pm and 8pm to 9pm.
West Craven Baptist Fellowship
Barnoldswick Baptist Church, Manchester Road, Barnoldswick, BB18 6JB, 10.30am for an hour and Mount Zion Baptist Church, Water Street, Earby, BB18 6QS, 2.30pm for an hour.
Acomb Baptist Church, Ridgeway, Acomb, near York, YO26 5DW
9am to noon
Cottingham Road Baptist Church, Chanterlands Avenue North, Kingston-upon-Hull, HU5 4AY
2 prayer times - 10am to 11am and 7pm to 8pm
New North Road Baptist Church, New North Parade, Huddersfield, HD1 5JU
2pm to 4pm
Lockwood Baptist Church, Lockwood Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield, HD1 3TG
9.30am to 5pm and 8pm to 9.30pm
Pudsey Baptist Church, The Meeting Room, Hutton Terrace, Pudsey, LS28 7BE
9.30am to 1pm
YBA Office, 1, South Parade, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3LF
The office team will be praying together between 9.30am and 10.30am.
SOUTH YORKSHIRE AREA:-
Beauchief Baptist Church, 37, Hutcliffe Wood Road, Sheffield, S8 OEY
3 prayer times - 7am to 8am, 1pm to 2pm and 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Conisbrough Baptist Church, Old Road, Conisbrough, DN12 3NB, 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
Doncaster Baptist Church, Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AL
12 noon to 1.30pm