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“Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence.”

- Charles H. Spurgeon

Welcome to D4J 10 Days of Prayer 2024

D4J 10 Days of Prayer 2024

This year marks our 11th anniversary of Durbanville churches coming together for 10 days of continuous prayer. More than a decade of united prayer. Many of you will remember our journey, beginning with tying a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree in our prayer room and across the community. We painted the town yellow as we welcomed everyone home.

Our theme for this year is ‘But Seek First’ based on: 
Matthew 6:33  ‘But first seek his Kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.’ 

It’s our privilege to join with 23 local churches here in Durbanville. In the past few years we have grown from a single prayer room in Durbanville to many different prayer spaces as well as people praying online. 

JOIN US IN THE D4J PRAYER ROOM
We’re excited to invite you into our D4J prayer room at ESCC, which will be open night and day (for the first few days). Our prayer room promises to be an intimate and inspiring space and we encourage you to visit it multiple times during the 10 days. In addition to the physical prayer space, our virtual prayer room is open round the clock for the 10 days of prayer.

PRAYER ROOM AT ESCC OPENING TIMES
Wednesday, 8 May from 8pm to Saturday, 11 May at 8am
Monday, 13 May to Friday, 17 May during Stream’s Café’s operating hours 8am to 4pm

PRAYER ROOM ONLINE HOURS
The virtual prayer room will be open throughout the entire 10 days of prayer, however please note the following times when the physical prayer room at ESCC will be closed and you’ll need to check in online:

From 8am on Saturday 11 May to 8am Monday 13 May as well as on Saturday, 18 May virtual prayer room only.

Who? You, your family including your children and teens, friends, your cell group, your neighbours and anyone from other churches. Everyone is invited to join in.

When? Each church taking part will get 24 hours to fill and cover in prayer, in one hour slots. We’d love multiple people praying in any given hour. On most days we will have 2 or 3 churches praying together…sometimes even 4!

ESCC’s day to host is from 8pm  directly after our D4J Long Table event on Wednesday, 8 May right through to midnight on Thursday, 9 May. (28 hours). Please sign up for your slot and visit the prayer room during that time. We also encourage you to visit on additional days.

To find out about other D4J activities happening in May, visit our Events page.

Community praying together
Prayer is the launchpad for all we do at El Shaddai Christian Church.

Connect with God and cover your family, business, relationships, our church, community and beyond through prayer.

The #365Watch

Each year we launch new prayer guidelines for our 24-hour, 365-day a year prayer watch.

During the month of May we also unite with other churches in Durbanville for 10 Days of Prayer as part of the D4J (Durbanville for Jesus movement) too.

Each year we launch new prayer guidelines for our 24-hour, 365-day a year prayer watch.

During the month of May we also unite with other churches in Durbanville for 10 Days of Prayer as part of the D4J (Durbanville for Jesus movement) too.

More about this year's #366Watch

This is our 12th year of continuous prayer here at El Shaddai Christian Church. It was a dream back in 2012 that ignited this 365-day prayer watch ( a 366-day watch this year). The dream that was the catalyst for this powerful prayer watch was of 365 bricks in a wall facing out from Durbanville over the whole of the city and extending to the nations beyond. A call from God to us to pray every day of the year.

As we sought the Lord for direction for 2024’s prayer guidelines, he took us on a fascinating journey over a number of months and led us to Matthew 6:33 as our key scripture for the year.

‘But first seek his Kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.’ Matthew 6:33

While our specific focus may change with each year – our vision remains the same with the mandate of Matt 28:19 weaving its way through everything we do. We’re disciples who are making disciples that make disciples!

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matt 28:19

Our team provides updated, creative prayer guidelines that are prepared and will be available each quarter. We love including children in prayer and also prepare very creative guidelines for your children – these follow exactly the same focus as the adult guidelines.

There is a large 3D prophetic visual in the entrance of ESCC’s foyer, in front of Streams coffee shop. This helps to capture what it looks like to participate in a movement of prayer.

We welcome you to take a look at how the prayer mountain is growing and be encouraged. Beside making the guidelines available online, we keep printed Adult and Children’s prayer guidelines with our 3D visual. A simple way of showing you’re praying is to pop a cutout into this 3D visual each month – adding to the mountain of prayer.

Many of you are already signed up and we encourage you to keep your same day of the month. No need for you to sign up again – but if you haven’t signed up yet – click the button below to become part of click the #366watch.

Weekly Prayer Meetings

SUNDAY

Prayer for Sunday gathering
A weekly time to pray specifically for our Sunday gathering.
When:
8:00am to 8:30am

Where:
Baby Room behind the hall, El Shaddai Church Buildings (access via Church Hall)

Monday

Prayer for El Shaddai Christian School
A weekly prayer meeting to cover the ministry of El Shaddai Christian School.
When:
7:45am to 8:45am
Where:
Prayer Room behind the hall, El Shaddai Church Buildings (access via Streams Café)

Thursday

Ladies’ Prayer Group
This weekly prayer group is open to all ladies and covers everything from the ministries at ESCC to our church community, the families within this community, our larger community of Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa and any issue in the world that the Holy Spirit leads us to pray for.
When:
8:15am to 9:30am
Where:
Prayer Room behind the hall, El Shaddai Church Buildings (access via Streams Café)

Friday

Men’s Prayer Group
The men of El Shaddai Church unite in prayer and cover our future and families, early each Friday morning.
When:
6:00 am to 7:30 am
Where:
The “Upper Room”, El Shaddai Christian Church offices
You’re welcome to join at any time. No need to sign up.

Whatsapp Prayer Broadcasts

Sign up for prayer alerts and event information via WhatsApp. Stop for a couple of minutes when you receive a broadcast and pray for the highlighted issue.


Email the church office with your cellphone number, and save our number on your cell phone. This ensures that you get your WhatsApp broadcast.


ESCC Reception: 021 975 1983

Prayerline

If you have specific prayer needs that you’d like our prayer teams to cover, select the ‘prayer request’ button below, or contact your cell connect leader.


Please remember to share your testimony with us too.

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