Please join in a global call to prayer: May 21st to May 31st 2020

 

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension Day to Pentecost, for more people to know Jesus. What started in 2016, as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England to pray, has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. In 2019, Christians from 178 counties around the world from over 65 denominations took part.

 

After the very first Ascension Day, the disciples gathered with Mary, locked in their homes; constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Like them, today in lock down, our reliance on the Holy Spirit is total- on our own we can do nothing. Through the centuries, Christians have gathered at this time to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Thy Kingdom Come picks up on this tradition. Would you like to take part this year and join in this prayer?

 

This year, during the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ

  • Pray for 5 friends or family to know the transforming love of Jesus in their lives through the power of the Holy Spirit.

  • Be inspired by the Holy Spirit to be more confident in sharing our own personal faith with others.

 

What can you do?

Between ascension day (May 21st) and Pentecost (May31st) pray in whatever way you want, and wherever you can. Keep it simple; keep it real, keep it up and most of all make it enjoyable. If you pray best walking, walk; if you pray best quietly, be silent, if you pray best with song, sing; if you are creative, draw or paint; if you pray best writing, write. Pray on your own, as a family or with online church events (more information to follow soon).

There are some fantastic prayer booklets and creative ideas to help you to pray on your own, or as a family or as a church (online). These resources can be downloaded for free from

 www.thykingdomcomeglobal/resources/key-resources-2020

 

 

“In praying  ‘thy kingdom come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.”

Archbishop Justin Welby

 

I hope that you feel inspired to join in this global event. For more information please contact Jacqui McAughey jacquimcaughey@aol.com or 07985322362 or one of the leadership team.

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