I arrived as a child in Blackburn at age seven. It’s been my home for the last 34 years.
My wife was born in Blackburn and my Children are all born in Blackburn so hopefully I can consider myself a Blackburn lad!
Over this period, I’ve lived in Greenlane, Griffin, Feniscowles, Samlesbury, Witton and presently Cherry tree. I’ve tried to escape Blackburn several times but God has always said no.
It’s easy to be down on Blackburn and just have a negative view of it and there are lots of problems. However, I love Blackburn. I love its people who are generally warm, funny, friendly, hardworking, industrious, and are a proud people. I think the area of Blackburn is stunning in its natural beauty. You don’t have to look so far until you see the most amazing countryside.
Our town centre is quite amazing. The council have done a great Job. We’ve got some amazing parks, find me a park more amazing that Witton park!!! There’s great community Spirit in Blackburn I've just been looking at the tidy Blackburn campaign on Facebook. At a local level, which ever party you support, Blackburn would seem to be governed well.
Often Blackburn has been on the cutting edge of social developments and work for the poor such as housing associations, healthcare etc....
Blackburn is culturally diverse Yes that’s a wonderful thing!!! Dare I say, it a great historic football club!!
There are lots of problems in Blackburn which we should weep over but there are many wonderful things as well.
I love Blackburn, I love its people and most importantly God really loves Blackburn!
Pray for this town. Give God thanks for the many, many wonderful things there are.
Lift up to Him the difficulties and the sad things.
Please pray for local government and all those in authority in our local area to give them wisdom and Grace
Pray for the prosperity of our town. But more important pray for the spiritual prosperity.
God hasn’t forsaken Blackburn! We can see a move of God in this place. We want to see our people all communities, all areas, all cultures saved by the Gospel!
Come Lord Jesus Come!
Helpful Bible Verses
He came to His hometown and began teaching them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, "Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?
“Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.
1 Timothy 2
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Saviour, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.