Thy Kingdom Come Hymn Cordsheet (click the link to donwload).
The Parish Mission and Ministry Committee will once again this year be supporting the global prayer movement Thy Kingdom Come’, which invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England, has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. This year we will be supporting the movement in several different ways.
We will be providing parishioners with a copy of a ‘Prayer Journal’ resource from the Church of England (click on the Cover Image to download a copy of the Prayer Journal).
The ‘Prayer Journal’ contains a space where you can write down the names of 5 people (perhaps family members, friends or acquaintances) you wish to pray for to come to know Jesus. Each day there is a passage from the Bible, a short reflec-tion, a prayer, and a suggestion for action.
There is also space each day for your own notes. Throughout the journal there are images to help you meditate on each daily theme and inspire you as you read through the passages and make your own notes. You might like to create your own ‘personal prayer space’ somewhere at home where you can spend time each day going through the journal and reflecting on how God might be speaking to you through it.
In addition to the ‘Prayer Journal’, from Ascension Day (Thursday 21 May) until Pente-cost (Sunday 31 May). I will be posting on the parish Facebook Page a daily prayer or reflection (perhaps just using those from the Prayer Journal) and I will be asking people to add their own comment or prayer to the post. We will also be including Thy Kingdom Come on the parish website, where there will be a link to the daily posts on Facebook.
Keep an eye out for Fr. Michael’s next post, coming out tomorrow…
The Mission and Ministry Committee would like to encourage people to not only use the ‘Prayer Journal’ this year, but to also take part directly in some of the other ways that are possible. I have included the following link to the Thy Kingdom Come webiste where you can see other ways in which you can be involved.