The global wave of prayer, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ starts tomorrow, Thursday 21st May.
From Ascension to Pentecost (21st - 31st May), Christians around the world are asked to pray - that people will know more of Jesus in their lives.
Thy Kingdom Come was launched by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016, and has seen Christians from 172 countries and 65 denominations take part.
Every year it unites us with Christians across the globe in praying for people to know Jesus.
The days between Ascension and Pentecost have always been full of expectation and anticipation. As Jesus ascended, he promised the gift of the Holy Spirit to enable the disciples to be witnesses. As they waited for the promise to be fulfilled, they gathered -constantly devoting themselves to prayer (Acts 1:14).
So, the renewed call across the church is to set these days apart to pray.
Perhaps, as we go through these challenging times, it may feel more important than ever, to bring our circumstances and concerns, our anxieties, and our loved ones, to God in prayer.
Each day during this period, a Prayer Journal (which can be accessed here on the website and on Facebook), will give a daily passage from the Bible, a short reflection, a prayer, a suggestion for action, and daily activities for children and families.
So please join us, starting from tomorrow, in praying that the Spirit will inspire and equip us to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with our friends and families, our neighbours, communities and networks – as we pray: ‘Thy Kingdom Come!’ …
** Please also join us for the Deanery Ascension Day Service (an audio service), tomorrow evening ... which will be available to listen to from our ‘Virtual Church’ site at 7.30pm (and any time thereafter) **