Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come…and may it begin with me

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has invited Christians around the world to pray as one for people to know Jesus Christ.

Between 25th May and 4th June, communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray that their friends, families and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ. St Leonard’s will be among the many thousands of churches responding to the Archbishop’s call – more details to be announced soon.

Under the title, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, prayer events of all shapes and sizes will take place across the 10 days, including 24-7 prayer rooms, prayer days, prayer walks and half nights of prayer.

Cathedrals, churches and other venues will host Beacon Events, gathering people across towns and cities to worship and to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit for effective witness.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.

Taking part in projects like Thy Kingdom Come is a great way to remind ourselves that St Leonard’s is part of something big – something much, much bigger than our church, our parish, or even our country.

As Christians, we are part of a vast global family of believers who seek to live out our faith in our daily lives. Not just on Sundays, but across the week wherever we find ourselves.

Global movements start with individuals. They start with me, and they start with you. Each of us are called to play our part in bringing the Christian gospel of love and forgiveness and welcome to the people around us. And to pray for those people to come to know the love of Christ.

Thy Kingdom Come, Lord, and may it begin with me.

Rev Peter Crumpler

** On Pentecost, Sunday June 4th at 6.30pm, Christians across St Albans diocese will be gathering at St Albans Cathedral for a special service to celebrate Pentecost and Thy Kingdom Come. All are welcome. ***

This article first appeared in the May 2017 edition of the St Leonard's parish magazine

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