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Dear Friends

For the past few years, the worldwide church initiative ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ has encouraged Christians to engage in a special period of prayer for others in the eleven days between Ascension Day and Pentecost. This year that period is 21st-31st May.

I would like to invite you to become involved in this initiative by thinking of five people you can pray for throughout Thy Kingdom Come and to bring them before God in prayer each day. To help us all, the organisers of TKC have produced some excellent resources, which include a really useful prayer journal which you can download and use during the next eleven days. The journal and other resources can be found by clicking on this link:

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

Since its launch by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016, Christians from 172 countries and 65 denominations have taken part in Thy Kingdom Come, praying for their communities, families and friends to find or deepen their faith in Jesus Christ. It would be great if we could all be participants again this year (perhaps especially this year, in our current circumstances) and set apart some time for prayer in these next few days, full of expectation and anticipation of what God can do.

As Jesus ascended, he promised the gift of the Holy Spirit to enable the disciples to be witnesses. As they waited for the promise to be fulfilled, they devoted themselves constantly to prayer (Acts 1:14). Let’s have a go at following their example!

With blessings and best wishes

Steve.

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