Daily Prayer - Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come 2020

Dear Parishioners,

After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Like them, our reliance on the
gift of the Holy Spirit is total – on our own we can do nothing.

Through the centuries Christians have gathered at that time to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. ‘Thy Kingdom Come ’picks up this tradition. Over the past three years more and more worshipping communities have dedicated the days between Ascension and Pentecost to pray ‘Come Holy Spirit’.

We are praying that the Spirit will inspire and equip us to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with our friends and families, our communities and networks.

It is our prayer that those who have not yet heard the Good News of Jesus Christ and his love for the world will hear it for themselves and respond and follow Him. Specifically, we again invite each and every Christian across the country to pray that God’s Spirit might work in the lives of 5 friends who have not responded with their ‘Yes ’to God’s call.

What follows, is everything you will need to be part of this time of prayer, this is also on our web site here: http://www.walburybeaconbenefice.org.uk/services/daily-prayer--thy-kingdom-come.php

We hope that more than ever before, this will be a time we join together and pray for our Churches, for the world and the people of our communities.  

Mark, Jenny, Tim and Bridin

 

A letter of welcome from The Revd Canon Chris Russell, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Advisor on Evangelism and Witness

https://www.thykingdomcome.global/stories/thy-kingdom-come-2020-plans-year

There is an additional theme to this year’s Thy Kingdom come – prayer and care , and Chris writes …”that friends and family, colleagues and neighbours might encounter the love of God in Christ, but that they would experience that love in action. “

More detail of prayer and care can be found on the Thy Kingdom come website.


Thy Kingdom Come for families

Our thanks go to Hal and Katie Goad for reviewing what’s on offer for families to get involved in and they write:

“From Thursday 21 May until Sunday 31 May there is a church program called Thy Kingdom Come which the benefice would like to invite you to get involved with. There are a number of family resources and to get you started, click on these attached resources. Enjoy! “

https://www.thykingdomcome.global/resources/kingdom-kit

https://www.thykingdomcome.global/sites/default/files/2020-04/Five%20Ideas%20for%20Families%20.pdf


A prayer journal for the 11 days …

https://www.thykingdomcome.global/sites/default/files/2020-04/Prayer%20Journal%202020%20C19V.pdf


“Who Jesus really is”. Video clip and reflection from Tom Wright.

https://www.thykingdomcome.global/resources/day-1-jesus-tom-wright-talks-about-who-jesus-really

Video clips + reflections for the 10 subsequent days are listed on the WBB website.
http://www.walburybeaconbenefice.org.uk/services/daily-prayer-thy-kingdom-come-videos/

Please feel free to share these videos on social media with your friends.


There is a 24/7 Prayer room at https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/735a1b

We’ve booked 2 slots 28th and 29th May from 10.00pm to 11.00 pm. Do join us albeit remotely for praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.


There will be Daily prayer on particular weekdays for each of our 6 Parishes, also our Benefice on Saturday 30 May. These are listed on the WBB website.

http://www.walburybeaconbenefice.org.uk/services/daily-prayer-thy-kingdom-come-prayers/


There are some fantastic Songs and Hymns recorded here:

https://www.thykingdomcome.global/resources/resources-services


All this and more is available on the Thy Kingdom Come website at https://www.thykingdomcome.global/


During this time, we encourage you to light a candle as you pray. Sadly, most of the candles we lit at Candlemas for our Churches and Schools remain in our Churches. So, on Pentecost Sunday, we ask you to bring your candle to our zoom service as we celebrate the wonderful gift of The Holy Spirit.