Worship 101 has been a crucial part of my walk with Jesus.
I became a Christian at Uni where I studied music, and so having a place where I could go and sing to the one I now know and love more than anything was really quite special. It has been a place where I can come just as I am and be with my Father.
Something very significant about Worship 101 is the prayer ministry, available for anyone who needs it. I availed of this last year.
In February 2016 I was struggling a lot. I felt like I was being pushed down and oppressed by my surroundings. I was coming to the end of my degree, and I suppose that stress sparked a lot of negativity in my life and some underlying issues rose up within me. Things like my relationships, my value, my purpose. I became insecure about all of these things.
Then one night I came to Worship 101 and, for the first time, I went and received prayer ministry. A guy and a girl came, and prayed once they had chatted to me and gathered how I was feeling. That prayer turned my walk around at that point.
I woke up the next day with fresh eyes, which is something they prayed for. I went out on street reach with my church that night and had the most amazing and beneficial time talking to some of the homeless people of Belfast. I believe that prayer at Worship 101 equipped me to do God’s will the next day. I believe that prayer broke chains that were weighing me down. I believe that prayer was answered my my Father in Heaven.
Because of that encounter with the prayer ministry team at Worship 101, I am excited about prayer and the power that it has. It has also resulted in a wonderful prayer friendship with one of the people who prayed for me. I never got to tell him how that prayer time changed me that night until I met him at Summer Madness and I asked to pray for him. This has continued with each of us taking time to pray for each other in our weeks. This is Christian community. And this was birthed at Worship 101.
I see countless numbers of people who cross the threshold of The Hub each Thursday night, and I am excited about the possibility that any of those people could encounter the Living God as I did that night in February of 2016.
Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”