Thy Kingdom Come 2017

Thy Kingdom Come 2017

 

Between Jesus leaving his followers (Ascension Day) and the birth of the early church at Pentecost, his followers met together and devoted themselves constantly to prayer (Acts 1:14). Their prayers came to fruition at Pentecost when God sent the Holy Spirit to empower them to continue the work that Jesus had started. Prayer was the key. If you read on through Acts its not hard to see that prayer was central to successful ministry.

 

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, issued a challenge to the church to pray for mission to be energised, in 2016, and this prayer movement has gone global. All Christians, of all denominations and locations, are being asked to pray that more people will come to know what he calls “the life-transforming love of Jesus.”

 

Here at St. Illogan we responding to this challenge in the following ways, in addition to our own individual prayers:

 

    • The church will be open daily between Ascension Day (25th  May) and Pentecost (4th  June) to enable anyone who wishes to visit in order to pray, look round, have a coffee or tea. There will be a prayer corner and resources to help people get started or move on in their prayers. We hope some people will drop in on their way to work or school, or just because it’s there and because it’s their church, there for everyone
    • A group of people will walk around local streets in order to pray for the people who live there and for their quality of life.
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    • Groups will also be praying on wider issues such as unity, relationships, peace and justice.
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    • For more information on the Archbishop’s challenge, to look at videos and use resources, visit www.thykingdomcome.global
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    • For local information, or if you would like to join in any activities,please contact Mrs Ruth Malyan 07905034676.