Saturday, 7 May 2016

Thy Kingdom Come

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have taken the unprecedented step of writing to every parish incumbent in the country issuing a call to prayer in the week leading up to Pentecost 2016. They invite us all to join together in a week of prayer for the evangelisation of our nation from the 8th – 15th May. The hope is
·         For all Christians to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ

·         For all of us to have confidence to share the Gospel

·         For all to respond to the call of Jesus Christ to follow Him as disciples, to live out the Gospel and to seek God’s Kingdom from day to day
At the heart of our prayers will be the phrase from the Lord’s Prayer which Jesus himself taught us to pray. It is a prayer we know well and say often. It is a prayer that is so well known it is spoken in many languages by billions of people every day and can be recited by so many. It is a prayer that brings comfort and hope, yet has been banned from being shown in cinemas.

Plan for St Paul's Oadby
Sunday 8th May – Priority Prayer meeting 6.30pm in Chapel

Monday 9th May – Praying for friends/neighbours/contacts (individually at home)

 Tuesday 10th May – 6.30pm-7.30pm 1 hour prayer meeting before DCC for life of the church in the Barnabas Centre

 Wednesday 11th May – 12-1pm Midday prayer for government and those in positions of leadership in society. For Christian voice and influence, for Christians at work in various sectors. In the Barnabas Centre

Thursday 12th May – 3-4.30pm After school prayer drop in with prayer stations for Mental Health Awareness, organised by our young people. In St Paul's church

Friday 13th May – 9.15am Prayer Walk around the schools, shops, businesses near St Paul's meet in Chapel

 Saturday 14th May – Prayer on the Street's. Along the Parade in Oadby. Meet outside Tippets at 10am for 1 hour.

Sunday 15th May – There is a Beacon Event at Coventry Cathedral which you can attend, for more details see the website 

To quote the Archbishops letter “The dream is this: imagine every Anglican, perhaps every Christian, in this nation praying that prayer together with the specific intention that all may come to know Jesus as Lord. We profoundly hope that you and those you serve will want to be part of this great movement of prayer. Evangelism is the work of God, and it begins as we seek him in prayer. It is always good for the church to pray.”

Do join us in this great movement of prayer anytime during the week. Every blessing. Steve.