Great Wave of Prayer, May 25th-June 4th
Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done……
In the Acts of the Apostles we learn that as Jesus ascended into heaven he told his disciples to go to Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit. As they waited together they constantly devoted themselves to prayer (Acts 1.14). At Pentecost the Holy Spirit came upon them giving empowering them to go out into the world and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
A call has gone out from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to join a wave of prayer in the nine days leading up to Pentecost.
They write…” at the heart of our prayers will be the words that Jesus Christ himself taught us – ‘thy kingdom come, thy will be done.’ it is impossible to overstate the life-transforming power of the Lord’s Prayer. It is a prayer that is reassuring enough to be on the lips of the dying and yet dangerous enough to be banned from cinemas. It is famous enough to be spoken each day by billions in hundreds of languages and yet intimate enough to draw us ever closer into friendship with Jesus Christ. It is simple enough to be memorised by small children and yet profound enough to sustain a whole lifetime of prayer. When we pray it with sincerity and with joy, there is no imagining the ways in which God can use us to his glory”.