If there’s a consensus emerging from the discussions here over Keith Danby’s comments about the viability of Christian retail in the UK, it’s this: we need to pray; and last week’s Trade Announcement from STL simply reinforces that.
Over to Joy:
I am feeling a huge call to pray for the Christian trade in this country. What do people think of an organised day where we encourage all in the trade to take an hour out to pray – maybe even gather with others to do it?
We’ve had — and fretted over and spent a small fortune on — conventions, trade forums and training days by the busload, but I think Joy’s shout out for a national day of prayer for the Christian trade here in the UK may be one of the most compelling calls I’ve heard in all my years in this trade.
Can we do it? Booksellers, publishers, suppliers — we’re all in this together: we’ve talked about standing together: has the time come to kneel together?
Suggestions for a date, how to go about organising and publicising it, ways to liaise with local churches and specific points for prayer via the comments, please…
- Day of Prayer Co-ordinator: Joy McIlroy
- dayofprayer AT christianbookshops.org.uk