Why Pray?

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Duration: 35 minutes

Greater Manchester's police chief constable, Sir Peter Fahy, speaks about his Christian faith and the importance of prayer in the light of the murder of two of his officers. Aled Jones also hears about the 24/7 prayer movement, a charity that is changing communities through prayer, and the forthcoming National Day of Prayer.

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  • Image for God Is Love, Let Heaven Adore Him

    God Is Love, Let Heaven Adore Him Congregation of Salisbury Cathedral

    WORDS: Timothy Rees (1874-1939) TUNE: Abbots Leigh SOURCE: BBC SOP Hymnbook #5 LOCATION: Salisbury Cathedral ORIGINAL TX: 9th October 2011

  • Image for Dear Lord And Father

    Dear Lord And Father Congregation of Winchester Cathedral

    WORDS: J.G. Whittier (1807-92) TUNE: Repton MUSIC: Charles Hubert Parry (1848-1918) from a song in his oratorio ‘Judith’ SOURCE: SOP Hymnbook #324, verses 1, 2, 5, 6 Accompanied by: Organist Andrew Lumsden LOCATION: Winchester Cathedral ORIGINAL TX: 9th January 2011

  • Image for Lord Of All Hopefulness

    Lord Of All Hopefulness Congregation from the Cockermouth area

    WORDS: Jan Struther (Joyce Placzer) 1901-53 MUSIC: Slane - Irish trad. melody. SOURCE: BBC SOP Hymnbook #303 ACCOMPANIED BY: Organist Edward Taylor and conductor, Paul Leddington Wright LOCATION: All Saints Church, Cockermouth ORIGINAL TX: 21st February 2010

  • Image for We Cannot Measure How You Heal

    We Cannot Measure How You Heal Congregation of Derby Cathedral

    WORDS: John L Bell (b1949) / Graham Maule (b1958) MUSIC: Scottish Traditional Melody TUNE: Ye Banks and Braes WORDS: John L Bell (b1949) / Graham Maule (b1958) ARRANGER: Paul Leddington Wright SOURCE: BBC Songs of Praise Hymnbook #374 pg 698/9 Oxford University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0 19147325-1 this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997 CONDUCTED BY: Paul Leddington Wright LOCATION: Derby Cathedral ORIGINAL TX: 25th July 2010

  • Image for The Lord's Prayer

    The Lord's Prayer The Priests

    WORDS: Traditional MUSIC: Sara Dorothy Maria Herbert & Michael Damien Hedges LOCATION: Witney Methodist Church ORIGINAL TX: 15th November 2009

  • Image for Father, Hear The Prayer We Offer

    Father, Hear The Prayer We Offer Exultate Singers

    WORDS: Love Maria Willis (1824-1908) and others TUNE: Sussex MUSIC: English Traditional adapted by Ralph Vaughan Williams ARRANGER: David Ogden SOURCE: BBC SOP hymnbook #325 ACCOMPANIED BY: The Lochrian Ensemble - Kate Watt (Harp), Julia Holmes (Clarinet), Catherine Black and Alison Black (Violins), Nerissa Dando (Viola) and Matthew Greswell (Cello). Conducted by David Ogden. LOCATION: St Swithin’s Church, Bath ORIGINAL TX: 7th March 2010

  • Image for I Will Enter His Gates / Everytime I Feel The Spirit

    I Will Enter His Gates / Everytime I Feel The Spirit Congregation of St John At Hackney with The Adventist Vocal Ensemble

    WORDS: Leona Von Brethost (from Psalm 100, and Psalm 118) Every Time I Feel The Spirit: African American Spiritual MUSIC: He Has Made Me Glad (I Will Enter His Gates): Leona Von Brethost Every Time I Feel The Spirit: African American Spiritual TUNE: He Has Made Me Glad SOURCE: Maranatha Music , 1976 ARRANGER: Ken Burton LOCATION: St John At Hackney Church CONDUCTOR: Ken Burton COPYRIGHT © Song Solution/Copycare Ltd ORIGINAL TX: 27th May 2012

  • Factsheet for Sunday 23rd September

    Why pray? Greater Manchester’s Police Chief Constable, Sir Peter Fahy, speaks about his Christian faith and the importance of prayer in the light of the murder of two of his officers last Tuesday. Aled Jones also hears about the 24/7 prayer movement, a charity that is changing communities through prayer and the forthcoming National Day of Prayer.

  • Interviewees

    Sir Peter Fahy
    Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police.

    Debra Green
    Director of ROC – Redeeming Our Communities Charity.  Redeeming Our Communities is a national charity founded in 2004 with over 50 projects throughout the UK.

    Dave Doherty
    ROC Café volunteer.

    Pete Greig
    Co-founder of 24/7 Prayer.  The 24-7 Prayer movement is a global, non-stop prayer meeting that began in 1999 amongst the young people of Revelation church in Chichester, England.

    Sister Dorothea and Sister Veronica
    St. Michaels Convent in Ham Common, Surrey.

    Dr Jonathan Oloyede
    Convenor, Global Day of Prayer London.  The National Day of Prayer and worship is for all Christians, Church, Youth, Prayer Leaders, and Intercessors. An event is being held at Wembley on September 29th.

  • Locations

    Interview with Sir Peter Fahy filmed at GMP Headquarters, Manchester

    Interview with Dr Jonathan Oloyede filmed at Wembley Stadium, London

    Interview with Dave Doherty filmed at the ROC Café, Breightmet Community Church, Bolton

    Interview with Pete Greig filmed at Allen House Pavilion, Guildford

    Interview with Sister Dorethea and Sister Veronica filmed at St. Michael's Convent

Credits

Presenter
Aled Jones
Series Editor
David Taviner
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra

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