After the success of 2023’s prayer initiative, we are bringing prayer back to the coast of Portsmouth on Saturday 29th June 2024. (This is based upon South West Awake https://www.southwestawake.com/). Note the date change – was previously 8th June.

Click to find out about 2023’s South Coast Awake – Portsmouth event.

Just Imagine…

Every mile of the Portsmouth coast path hosting a chain of believers united in prayer and praise. Join Christians of all traditions as we stand together asking God for His Kingdom to come in the city.

We believe God is wanting to impact the 208,000 people who live within Portsmouth and prayer will be key to this being possible.

Imagine the coast of our city providing the platform for an interdenominational wide prayer gathering with Christians standing together in unity. Imagine a moment when we look out to the sea and thank God for the gospel coming to these shores and then we turn to the land and pray that God would awaken the hearts of each person who lives in Portsmouth and prophetically declare ‘these bones shall live’. Imagine a moment when churches join together and create a ring of prayer saying ‘God let your kingdom come in Portsmouth’. Then imagine this ring of prayer becoming a ring of praise – when around the city, trumpets, foghorns and other instruments unite together in declaring there is no one like our God.

Imagine one day, one moment when churches from all across Portsmouth stand together on this highly symbolic boundary. We would like to invite you to be part of this. A powerful moment when together we declare South Coast Awake – Portsmouth!

You are invited to either join us at one of the locations below to pray with other Christians or choose your own spot on the Portsmouth coast and pray. It all starts at 10:30am on Sat 8th June 2024 and lasts for just 30 minutes. We hope you can join us for what will be a powerful time together!

Watch this space for locations & churches to be added to the map…

Coffee Cup, SouthseaHouse of Prayer Portsmouth
Mountbatten CentreNorth End Baptist Church
Canoe LakeFamily Church
The Round TowerRedeemed Christian Church of God
Southsea CastleSt Jude's Church
Clarence Pier (behind hotel)King's Church
Tudor Sailing ClubCity Life Church
The People's Memorial (Milton Common)Christ Central Church
Farlington MarshesBe the Change
Spinnaker TowerOasis Church

We plan to follow the South West Awake programme for the year, so this consists of different locations each hosting 30 minutes of prayer starting at 10:30am:

10.30am: FACE OUT TO THE SEA

All participants are positioned along the coastal path.

Participants pray and thank God for His Gospel that has been brought to the shores.

10.40am: TURN INTO THE LAND

All participants are invited to pray a proclamation over Portsmouth.

Pray that the dry bones will live – a prophetic prayer over the land.

10.50am: PRAISE AND WORSHIP

Participants are invited to sing and raise a praise whilst continue facing into the land.

Participants are invited to bring trumpets, shofars, and other instruments and for 10 minutes take part in a wall of praise around the city – a synchronized movement of sound declaring His Kingdom to come in the city.

11.00am ONWARDS: THE EVENT OFFICIALLY ENDS

Thank you for being part of it! Participants are invited to finish or they are welcome to continue to pray and worship over the land.

Individuals and groups are welcome to partake in other activities along the coast path, like picnics and BBQs.

“Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:20)

We are inviting different churches to lead 30-minutes of prayer in different locations. Each church will lead prayer in whatever way it wants, with the above being a guide only.