November Update

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November starts tomorrow, this year is moving along quickly!

We started our first Internship in October and we're really excited to see all that will come as these three interns press into all the Lord has for them and give themselves in this season to building the house of prayer.  Please be praying for Enyo, Mark and Peter!  

We continue to work through Psalm 23 as a house of prayer and this month we'll be focused on verse 3,

"He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake."

This will be our verse for our meditation groups as well as for each Worship with the Word this month.   

Don't forget, our Prayer Room is open each Monday from 4.30pm for Family Prayer and then from 6-10pm for our prayerwatches and each Wednesday from 9am-1pm.  

As always, we can't wait to see you soon!

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Our next Meditation Group is this week, Friday 3rd November.  As usual it's 7.30pm at Michael and Becci's house. Let us know if you are coming!

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Our Community Meal is coming up on Saturday 18th November.  This is a bring and share affair and a great chance to get to know each other. It's at Michael and Becci's from 6pm and then we'll worship together later on.

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We love seeing families equipped to pray together! Join us in the Prayer Room every Monday from 4.30pm for our Family Prayerwatches and Family Devotionals. 


We have a big vision to see a permanent place of worship and prayer in the city of Manchester. We are about 10% financed to be able to take the next step to seeing this become a reality.  We invite you to partner with us.

An evening with Austin Biel of Catharsis Worship School

We want to invite you to come attend this unique teaching opportunity with Austin Biel.  Whether you are a singer, musician, artist or worshipper you will receive teaching that will equip and release you to worship God in a deeper, more creative way.  

Tickets are £5 and we will be taking an offering to bless Austin so come prepared to give!

Honouring Dennis Wrigley

On the 9th of November, Dennis Wrigley, the co-founder and leader of the Maranatha Community went to be with the Lord.  He was significant to many of us and to the city and, with his funeral this coming Monday, we have decided to cancel the Family Prayerwatch and Community Meal to enable people to attend the funeral. 

We asked Pieter to share some thoughts on Dennis.

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever…” Heb13:8

"It’s appropriate to take a minute to honour the passing of Dennis Wrigley, given his significance among the churches in Manchester & in the Nation, and the personal impact he has had on many of us. In doing so, we stand together with his family & the Maranatha Community.

Anyone who has heard of Dennis Wrigley has most likely heard of the authority that he was given as a voice to the nation. He has seen doors open to speak into the very heart of our nation’s government. If you have met Dennis Wrigley, you will know that he leaves no doubt about the source of his ever fresh expectancy & urgency: prayer. As tirelessly current as his work was, it was always rooted in a knowledge of the peace of God & the presence of God. The work of the Maranatha community always begins & proceeds through prayer.

To me, Dennis has always been regarded as an elder - a diligent steward of all that the Lord had given to him; someone who inspired trust. Dennis always affirmed what he saw God doing, whether that was in your own life, in your ministry or in the nation. That was the same whoever you were, which is what I believe has enabled the Maranatha Community to build real spiritual fellowship across divisions that were for the most part taken for granted. There are many of us who have been affirmed & inspired, personally & in our ministries, by having known Dennis Wrigley. In thanksgiving to God, let us continue to stand together in stewardship of all that God is doing in our days."

for details on Dennis' funeral, please contact the Marantha office directly. 

Introducing Nightwatch

Behold, bless the Lord,
All you servants of the Lord,
Who by night stand in the house of the Lord!
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary,
And bless the Lord.

The Lord who made heaven and earth
Bless you from Zion!
— Psalm 134

Last night was our first Nightwatch and it was a powerful time of devotion and intercession for Wythenshawe as well as the city and wider Greater Manchester area.  There is something precious about gathering in the night hours and pressing into God.  

I wanted to take a moment to tell you about the journey that lead to our nightwatches.  The Lord laid on our hearts at the very beginning of MHOP that we would be a resource, a support to the city working with churches and ministries to see prayer arise and the gospel preached and demonstrated across Manchester and beyond.  Along the journey we have connected relationally with various churches and ministries one of which has been Prayer Storm.  We love the heart and vision behind Prayer Storm and we share a lot of the same values as them and we have always tried to see how we can support one another,  you may remember back in 2012 we co-hosted a screening of Nefarious with them too.  In January this year,  James and I met and in the midst of sharing what the Lord had been saying and doing in each of our lives we began to discuss how we could collaborate moving forward, whether we should, how we could etc.  This discussion lead us to where we are.  Every Thursday since September last year, James and Prayer Storm have held a weekly, all night prayer meeting, from 10pm - 7am the next day.  We are supporting and collaborating with them in this meeting by leading a devotional (of sorts) from 12pm-2am. 

We'd love for you to come and join us as we pray in the night hours.  You can come for any of the meeting, from 10pm-7am, and stay as long as you want but you might want to consider joining us for our 12pm-2am Nightwatch.  Find out more about when and where we meet here.

- Michael

Equipped to Pray Conference

We are pleased to host Burning Hearts MinistriesEquipped to Pray Conference. In the world today, it is very important for every believer to be trained and equipped in intercessory prayer. Intercession should be the foundation of all we do in the kingdom. Prayer is that which connects us to our amazing God who is able to do the impossible.

We invite you to join us for this interactive time of learning about and experiencing God's ability to move through the prayers of His people.

You will discover:

-  The Importance of Intercession

-  Effective Personal Intercession

-  Onsite Strategic Intercession

-  Spiritual Warfare in Intercession

This conference is for every believer, not just those who feel called to Intercession.  Whether you are a seasoned intercessor or someone who struggles to maintain a consistent prayer life this conference will equip you, inspire you and ignite a passion in you to pray.

The conference is being held at Mount Chapel in Salford, the venue we use for our Monday Devotional and Justice Prayerwatch.

Running Order -

Friday 6th: 7pm - Registration 7.30pm - Session 1 9.30-10pm - Close

Saturday 7th: 10am - Sessions 2 & 3 1-2pm - Lunch 2pm - On-site Intercession 4pm - Session 4 6pm - Close

We are pleased to offer this conference free of charge and encourage you to invite your friends and family.  We will take an offering to bless Mike and Darla for being with us and to bless their ministry. Please come prepared to give!

About Burning Hearts Ministries

Mike & Darla Bachelder have been active in ministry since 1980, with an emphasis on intercession since 1995. Mike has served as pastoral oversight for intercession and the prophetic ministry for many years and has been involved with ministry overseas. Mike has worked with, led intercession teams, and/or preached in the UK, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Spain and Morocco, as well as numerous places in the U.S.

Mike and Darla also have a great burden to see the young adult generation (those in their 20’s & 30’s) set free and released into their ministry and calling. They have a strong desire from God to be a father and mother to this generation around the world as the Lord leads them.

Mike and Darla served as missionaries in Scotland from 2008 to 2011. In seeking the Lord and preparing to return to the mission field, God began to remind them that they have been called to the nations (plural), not just the nation a Scotland. They believe they will always be connected to Scotland but are now open to go wherever God would send them. God has asked them to be “on call” for Him to send to any nation at any given time.

Mike and Darla have been married for 32 years and have raised five children. They are currently enjoying the addition of grandchildren to their family.

Find out more here.

MHOP June Schedule

Hi everyone. Just a quick note to let you know about some changes to the schedule over the month of June. Tonight (17th June), this Friday (21st June) and next Monday (24th June) there will be no Devo's only the 8-10pm Prayerwatches. Also, on Friday, our 8-10pm meeting will be a devo with Aydee Latty doing his last set with MHOP before he and his wife Hannah move down to work at Ashburnham Place. We have all really enjoyed Aydee's electronica sets and would encourage everyone to come down this Friday. We'll be back to our usual schedule as of Friday 27th June. Also, please note that in August we will be only holding the 8-10pm meetings and they will all be devotionals with our full schedule restarting in September!

Be blessed.

Continue to pray for the abolition of human trafficking in Scotland

Last night at our justice prayerwatch we partnered with Abolition Scotland in praying for a change in Scottish legislation and the ending of human trafficking in Scotland. We are aware that whilst many of you would support this cause you may not have heard about it, so here is the details of how you can support what they are doing.

Official Website:


On Twitter: @abolitionscot

How can you get involved?

1. Let people know about the campaign, especially anyone you know in Scotland.

2. Pray.  Find prayer points here.

3. Take action.  Regardless of where you are from you can make your voice heard on this issue.  Respond to the consultation here. gets an update

We are please to let you know (incase you didn't notice) that we've completely redesigned out website.  Not only does it look a bit nicer but it's now a lot easier to navigate, more succinct and intuitive.  We hope that you can find all that you need, if you have any comments, if anything doesn't work or you have any suggestions on things we can add to the site then let us know via the contact page.  Thanks!

MHOP UPDATE: October 2012

September was a busy month for us at MHOP, we turned 2 years old, started INTRO, our first internship program and took a small team to minister to some houses of prayer in Ukraine.  We also launched two meetings which so far have gone under the radar, until now!  We also wanted to tell you about an opportunity to support one of the churches who provide us with a building each week...for free.

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New MHOP Devotional Prayerwatches

In September we launched 2 new meetings in our schedule.  On a Monday from 6-8pm at Mount Chapel and 6-8pm on Friday at Coverdale Baptist Church we have what we call devotional prayerwatches.  A devotional prayerwatch (devo) is designed to enable those who join us to engage with God however they should chose.  We have a worship team leading us for the whole time will a mixture of known worship songs, spontaneous choruses and prophetic singing and music which creates an atmosphere in which engaging with the Holy Spirit is enjoyable and easy.  You are welcome to come and join with the worship team, or do your own private bible study or devotional time or to pray through your prayer lists.  Essentially, our devo meetings are for you to take two hours out of your week and encounter God.  You could even build the devos into your weekly "quite time" schedule.  As with all our meetings, the devos are open for anyone to come to, so please do join us and if you want you can stay on for our 8-10pm meetings.  If you want more info about our new devo meetings then email us.[/one_half]


Mount Chapel, Building Refurbishment Gift Month

Since May this year MHOP has held our weekly Justice Prayerwatch at Mount Chapel Christian Fellowship in Salford.  In September they allowed us to both increase our schedule by a further 2 hours and let us use their building on Monday afternoons for our internship.  What makes this even more amazing is that they let us do all this for free.  They truly are a blessing to us and we wanted to both honour them before you all and also ask you as part of the MHOP community to consider supporting Mount Chapel as they look to raise finances to refurbish their building. Mount Chapel are looking to raise £100,000 to do essential maintenance and refurbishment work to the building, including a complete re-wiring, new heating system and various emergency and fire safety updates along with redecorating and refurbishing the ladies' toilets. We would ask you to prayerfully consider how you can support them as they look to raise this support over the month of October (they won't turn away gifts after October though!).  If you are a UK taxpayer your gift can gift-aided so that they receive more for the government. If you would like more information about the plans or how you can give to support them then you can call them on 0161 736 4096 or email them. [/one_half_last][/row]