We consider prayer vital to the work of the church at Westgate, and to the lives of all the people we come into contact with. We are on a journey as a church to become a 'House of Prayer'. Prayer is therefore an element in everything we do.
However, we also set aside specific times when prayer is a central focus.
One Sunday evening service each month is a specific prayer service, with a focus on a different element of the life of our church and our community each time. Our leadership team meets to pray for the church each Monday evening.
We occasionally take the opportunity to walk round the local community praying as go for issues and concerns we see. We also hold special 24/7 prayer weeks, where we spend a continuous time in prayer.
When the church building was renovated in recent years, we created a special prayer chapel in the building, which people are welcome to use at any time to pray. Prayer requests can be left in the chapel so that issues can be prayed for by other people who use the room later.
Church members also operate a prayer chain, so that urgent needs can be passed on by telephone and prayed for immediately.