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Thy kingdom come

In the week before Pentecost, thousands of Christians prayed through the day and through the night; in groups and on their own; in churches and in the streets. Here at All Saints we were part of this great wave of prayer.

The ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer initiative was instigated by Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu. The idea was that throughout the Anglican Communion, people would set aside time to pray for the evangelisation of the nation; to simply pray: Thy Kingdom Come.

First throughout the nation and then out into the world the idea resonated with Christians from many nations and denominations; and so it was with great excitement that between the 8th and 15th May we opened our Prayer Chapel for another week of 24/7 Prayer. The Prayer Chapel was full of resources to help people to pray.

Throughout the week the Prayer Chapel saw many visitors, some regular visitors to All Saints, and some who had never been before who had just heard about the prayer space and came to visit.

Between this week of prayer, and our 24/7 Prayer during Holy Week we prayed for over 300 hours. I am very grateful to all the team who helped create such beautiful prayer spaces. Special thanks to Linda Cassidy, Linda Scott and Anne Morse who put in many hours of preparation and were the creative inspiration behind the contents of the Prayer Chapel.

I have been thrilled to hear people’s stories of their time in the Prayer Chapel meeting with God and enjoying their time with Him. If you have any feedback or stories you’d like to share, please feel free to email me at: gill.taylor@4u-team.org or drop them into the Parish Office.

Gill Taylor
Worship and Creative Prayer Leader at All Saints Marlow

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