Christian Nightlife Initiatives (CNI) Network is encouraging people to pray for the night-time economy of our towns and cities as part of an International Day of Prayer.
The day, which happens annually on 28th February, will encourage people to celebrate all that is achieved within the night-time economy including significant reductions in violent crime, community transformation and the investment made into local areas through volunteer initiatives such as Street Angels, Street Chaplains, Town Pastors, Youth Angels and Club Angels.
Prayer needs include situations around human trafficking, binge drinking and depression; young people around alcohol and safety; and for the night-time industry and its workers.
Founder of Street Angels - CNI Network, Paul Blakey MBE, comments, "CNI Network's Bible verse is Isaiah 58:12 which says, 'You will be called the one who makes city streets like new again'. Through the amazing work of volunteers across the world we are seeing this become a reality as crime is reduced and 'no-go' areas are made safe. God's Kingdom of city streets becoming like new again is exciting when partner agencies such as the Police share crime statistics that prove when Street Angels patrol an area crime is reduced. This International Day of Prayer aims to mobilise people to pray for our communities at night so that more and more streets, and people, are made like new again!"
More information and resources for including prayer for the night-time economy within a church service can be found at: