Week of Prayer – Sept 2015


Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness

Martin Luther

Wednesday 2nd September

7.45pm St Cuthbert’s School

Thursday 3rd September

7.45pm Rick and Naomi’s House

Friday 4th September

10am-11am Ian and Liz’s House

7pm Rachel Holt’s House (the prayer time will be at 7pm followed by a takeaway meal so bring some money for the food)

Saturday 5th September

8.30am-11am Prayer Breakfast at Ruth’s (please let Ruth know by Wed 2 September if you are planning to come) 

Cardiff is the 10th largest city in the UK with a population of 345,400

Cardiff’s population is predicted to rocket, growing by nearly a third (32.7%) from 345,400 in 2011 to 458,400 in 2036

The proportion of people in Cardiff who said they had ‘no religion’ rose from 18.8% in 2001 to 31.8% in 2011 (that is 109 837 people). Across Wales, a higher proportion of people said they had ‘no religion’ than in any other part of the UK.

The percentage of people in Cardiff who described themselves as Christian fell from 66.9% in 2001 to 57.4% in 2011

The Muslim population of Cardiff increased from 3.7% in 2001 to 6.18% in 2011. That is about 20 000. More than half the Muslim population in Wales lives in Cardiff (51.8%)

Cardiff has maybe 10 000 Somalis, most of whom were born here. It is the oldest Somali community in the UK. Abdi Agli says: there’s a Somali proverb, ‘Cardiff, my home’

Students are 20% of the population – one of the biggest in the UK

seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you . . . Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper

Jeremiah 29:7