‘Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.’
You may notice that in this month’s diary there is a service at Holy Trinity Church on Sunday 8th May at 6.30pm to which representatives from all churches in the area are invited to attend to collect a candle to take back to their home churches to be lit when prayers are said in response to our archbishop’s Call to Prayer in the week leading up to Pentecost.
From the website: ‘Jesus Christ calls every person to follow him. As Christians it’s our duty and joy to share that invitation. That’s why the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting every church in England to join a week of prayer this Pentecost, from 8- 15th May — let’s pray for every Christian to receive new confidence and joy in sharing this life-transforming faith.’ Can I encourage you to go to www.thykingdom.co.uk to find out more about their vision and also for some ideas and guidance on how you might pray? In our local Christian community Holy Trinity are hosting the 24-7 prayer vigil that anyone can drop in on and in each church wherever and whenever people are praying we will light the candle that we are given on May 8th to represent how we are joining with others throughout the Church of England and many other Churches.
It is always good for the Church to pray and how exciting to know that it is happening 24-7 and that our Archbishops have asked that in our prayers we should include our longing that more should come to know Christ. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done……