Thy Kingdom Come
This year, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have encouraged us to a join in a special season of prayer in the week leading up to Pentecost. You can find full details of their call to prayer on the website http://thykingdom.co.uk/
Here in our deanery of Hertford & Ware, we have decided to respond by setting up a 12/7 prayer room in the chapel at St Andrew’s Church in Hertford.
It will be open from Sunday 8th to Sunday 15th May, from 8am to 8pm, and we would encourage you to visit the chapel and pray for as long or short a period as you can manage.
There is a calendar to sign up so that you can indicate when you would like to come, and we hope that individuals and groups will fill as many of the gaps in the week as possible.
The Archbishops are calling us to pray for three things:
- for all Christians to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ
- for all of us to have confidence to share the Gospel
- for all to respond to the call of Jesus Christ to follow Him as disciples, to live out the Gospel and to seek God’s Kingdom from day to day.
They go on to say:
At the heart of our prayers will be the words that Jesus Christ himself taught us - ‘Thy kingdom come, thy will be done.’ It is impossible to overstate the life-transforming power of the Lord’s Prayer. It is a prayer that is reassuring enough to be on the lips of the dying and yet dangerous enough to be banned in cinemas. It is famous enough to be spoken each day by billions in hundreds of languages and yet intimate enough to draw us ever closer into friendship with Jesus Christ. It is simple enough to be memorised by small children and yet profound enough to sustain a whole lifetime of prayer. When we pray it with sincerity and with joy, there is no imagining the new ways in which God can use us to his glory.
Will you join with us? Come and pray, on your own or together with others. Sign up on the list in St Andrew’s Church, or by clicking the blue widget bottom right.