On Saturday 20th May 2023, we brought prayer to the coast of Portsmouth. This was based upon the South West Awake prayer initiative (https://www.southwestawake.com/)

Just Imagine…

Every mile of the Portsmouth coast path hosting a chain of believers united in prayer and praise. Christians of all traditions joined and stood together asking God for His Kingdom to come in the city. We invited different churches to lead 30-minutes of prayer in different locations. Each church led prayer in their own way.

Christians joined us at one of the locations below to pray with other Christians or chose their own spot on the Portsmouth coast to pray. It started at 10:30am on Sat 20th May 2023 and lasted for just 30 minutes. It was a powerful time together!

Southsea CastleSt. Jude's Church
Spinnaker TowerOasis Church
Mountbatten CentreNorth End Baptist Church
People's Memorial, Milton CommonChrist Central Church
Coffee Cup, SouthseaHouse of Prayer Portsmouth
Tudor Sailing ClubCity Life Church
Canoe LakeFamily Church
Round TowerRedeemed Christian Church of God
Portsdown HillCosham Baptist Church
Farlington MarshesBe the Change

We followed 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 – Participants prayed and thanked God for His Gospel that has been brought to the shores.

10.40am: TURN INTO THE LAND – Participants prayed a proclamation over Portsmouth.

10.50am: PRAISE AND WORSHIP – Participants were invited to sing and raise a praise whilst continuing to face into the land.


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