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Catch the Wave (of prayer)

Catch the Wave (of prayer)

Episcopal News Service reports:

Churches throughout England have responded to a call from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York for a “great wave of prayer” in the week leading up to Pentecost Sunday for the re-evangelization of England. Dubbed, Thy Kingdom Come, from the words of the Lord’s Prayer, the week will see parish churches and cathedrals hold 24/7 prayer rotas, open prayer times and special services….

Welby says that he wants people to pray for “a renewal of expectancy in the abundancy and the overflowing of Christ in their lives together, so that people right across the country see who Jesus is and are drawn to faith in him.”

He suggested three areas that Christians taking part in the prayer week could pray for: that all Christians find new life in their relationship with Jesus Christ; that all those who they meet and are close to see something of Jesus that draws them towards faith in him; and that the Church is “so full of the life and joy of Christ that it overflows with the reality of the presence of Jesus.”


What are your thoughts? Will you be praying? What results do you expect?


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Sean Storm

Personally I think this is a great idea and I applaud the CoE for doing this. This is a great example of our Mother Church leading the way and doing the right thing. I intend to pray for everyone I know more earnestly this week, and may God bless all of you as well :-))

JC Fisher

Not quite sure why there’s a pic of “the Rev. Sidney Chambers” of Grantchester—but since there is: love that show. In many ways, Sidney is a trainwreck of a human being but, in God’s Wisdom, that seems to make him a very good priest. [If, to me, intolerably low church! ;-/]

Jean Lall

There are certainly people who have had a “come to Jesus” moment while watching the Rev. Sidney Chambers on ‘Grantchester’. . . .

Let us pray!

David Allen

Eye candy! Yowzer!!

I love his “low” churchiness. Fits me to a T.

Marcio Albino

Christianity did a great damage on other religions and people here in Brazil. I pray that I may know Jesus better and love those people and understand that sometimes they are more near to God than we christians.

Maybe one way to make Jesus known for other people is making LOVE kwown.

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