Thy kingdom come

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, together with the six presidents of ‘Churches Together in England,’ have called Christians of all backgrounds and denominations in England to join in united prayer between Ascension Day (Thursday 25 May) and Pentecost Sunday (4 June) that many people will come to living faith in Christ.

Under the banner ‘Thy kingdom come,’ Christians are invited to organise prayer events in their local church and/or with other local Christian congregations, asking the Lord to enable Christian witness and to bring many people to, or back to, Christian faith. A huge range of helpful resources have been made available at in support of the initiative. The excellent material is downloadable free-of-charge.

Alongside local prayer events, there will be a special ‘Knowing Jesus’ prayer picnic in Lichfield Cathedral between 4.00pm and 7.00pm on Pentecost Sunday (4 June). And Revd Becky Richards, an Anglican Curate based in Stafford, will use the ten-day period to prayer-walk for the NHS from the County Hospital, Stafford, to Guy’s Hospital in London, calling at numerous hospitals en route. More information about Becky’s walk can found here.