Day of Prayer: Thank you – please continue to pray #dayofprayer

Thank you to everyone who took part in Friday’s Day of Prayer.

This facebook note from GLO Bookshop seems, to me, to capture the spirit of the day:

Thanks to those who joined us during our morning prayer time, and also at the ‘Blokes Tour’ event in the evening, where we spent a time praying for the present difficult position for the Uk Christian Book Trade. We were also encouraged to give thanks for the current positive trading position at the Bookshop in Motherwell, and thanks is due to all the staff & volunteers who work so hard to put us in that postio. [sic]

Please keep praying for us, and other Bookshops up & down the country!

I was encouraged throughout the day by the #dayofprayer twitter stream, some of which I’ve copied below: my personal thanks to everyone who tweeted it out; and in response to Eddie Olliffe’s question in the stream I’d say, it doesn’t take a crisis to persuade us to pray (most of us, I suspect, are praying most of the time), but it does seem to take a crisis to bring us together!

Please feel free to leave feedback on how the day went for you either on this thread or on the Day of Prayer page; and please be sure to send your comments to Joy McIlroy, the Day of Prayer co-ordinator (dayofprayer AT christianbookshops.org.uk) and/or to Amy Boucher Pye (boucherpye AT ntlworld.com).


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    eddieolliffe Today’s #dayofprayer for the Christian retail trade was worthwhile and well supported. So why does it take a crisis to persuade us to pray?about 13 hours ago from web
  2. Authmed_normalauthenticmedia Christian shops are an extension of the church, not just another retail outlet. #dayofprayerabout 20 hours ago from Seesmic
  3. Wesleyowen-1_normalwowalsall It has been suggested that we will take some time to pray at about 3:00 PM. Please feel free to join us in about an hour. #dayofprayerabout 20 hours ago from web
  4. Utb_gen_normalunicorntreebks @Christian_Life #Dayofprayer for the UK Christian Book Trade – please pass this info on and join with us in this. http://bit.ly/aj8C5about 22 hours ago from TweetDeck
  5. Utb_gen_normalunicorntreebks @Christian_Life #dayofprayer for the UK Christian Book Trade – please let others know and join with usabout 22 hours ago from TweetDeck
  6. Patriotic_normalgarethwrussell “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” Saint Augustine #dayofprayerabout 22 hours ago from web
  7. Utb_gen_normalunicorntreebks #FollowFriday this one is not a tweep but still worth the follow – its a hash! – #dayofprayerabout 22 hours ago from TweetDeck
  8. Utb_gen_normalunicorntreebks Actaully very likely #dayofprayer in one way at the least as they are all people I’d emailed and FB the day before to remind them of today!about 22 hours ago from TweetDeck
  9. Utb_gen_normalunicorntreebks Have arranged a bookstall for 13th October! have had someone come in to talk about an article in Methodist linc-it, could it be #dayofprayerabout 22 hours ago from TweetDeck
  10. Utb_gen_normalunicorntreebks #dayofprayer must be working: 10am when I was set to join 2gether in prayer the counter was surrounded with people & had to wait till 10.30!about 23 hours ago from TweetDeck
  11. Utb_gen_normalunicorntreebks #dayofprayer for the Uk Christian Book Trade today – please join with us.about 23 hours ago from TweetDeck
  12. Green_6357_dscf0889e_normalcornerstonebks 7 of us began the day with prayer. Felt healthy and positive. #dayofprayerabout 23 hours ago from web
  13. Default_profile_normalperivalebooks rt @LSTBookshop Today’s the Day! The UK Christian Retail Day of Prayer: please pray with us!http://bit.ly/aj8C5 #dayofprayerabout 23 hours ago from web
  14. Martin_2_normalmdeadman rt @LSTBookshop Today’s the Day! The UK Christian Retail Day of Prayer: please pray with us!http://bit.ly/aj8C5 #dayofprayerabout 23 hours ago from web
  15. Wo-twitter_normalwesleyowen Today in the UK people are gathering for a#dayofprayer for the Christian book trade,please remember this important ministry in your prayersabout 23 hours ago from web
  16. Lstbookshop_normalLSTBookshop Today’s the Day! The UK Christian Retail Day of Prayer: please pray with us! http://bit.ly/aj8C5#dayofprayerabout 24 hours ago from web
  17. Patriotic_normalgarethwrussell “anything is possible”, “equal & opposite”, “we’re in this together”, I’m inspired by this track todayhttp://tiny.cc/TlZFB #dayofprayerabout 24 hours ago from web
  18. Philgreen_normalnotbovvered If you tweet today’s Day of Prayer, please use the hashtag #dayofprayer – thank you! h/t@garethwrussell http://bit.ly/aj8C5 #fb1 day ago from web
  19. Patriotic_normalgarethwrussell praying for the industry as a part of the national day of prayer #dayofprayer1 day ago from web
  20. Patriotic_normalgarethwrussell listening Imogen Heap song with the lyrics, “We’re In This Together”…appropriate considering tomorrows industry Day of Prayer #dayofprayer1 day ago from Seesmic
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