Will you be among the beacons of prayer?

Churches and individuals are now planning prayer events and activities at their churches or in their local area. During the days between Ascension and Pentecost a range of events will be taking place - we hope there will be something to suit everyone...

As preparations begin for Thy Kingdom Come 2017, the hope is to see at least 80 per cent of Church of England churches and cathedrals taking part as well as many other denominations and the churches of the world-wide Anglican Communion. Leaders from Churches Together in England, including Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Baptist and Methodist churches, Free churches and Orthodox churches to name but a few, have all signalled their support.

Speaking about the plans in September, Pentecostal President, Bishop Dr Eric Brown, encouraged churches to get involved, “Jesus said always to pray and not to faint. This time we’re not just praying about our individual needs but praying about the needs of our nation and our world.”

“We know how rich Pentecost is in the life of the church from its very beginning. That richness can be ours too if we ask God for it.” The Roman Catholic Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Archbishop Vincent Nichols

Over the 10 days people around the world will be coming together to discover new ways of praying that their friends, family and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ. This will culminate in a range of beacon events where communities gather outside their normal worshipping patterns to worship and to pray that the Holy Spirit will help them to be effective witnesses. Details and resources on running events or setting up prayer stations, prayer walks or simply finding ways to pray as a family are all available on our resources section which also includes Novena prayer booklets and liturgy for a range of traditions.

We hope you will be among the beacons of prayer that will light up the globe as the wave of prayer breaks over the days from Pentecost to Ascension.