Custom Search 1

Prayer initiative launched by Archbishop

FAITH: The Archbishop of York - John Sentamu

THE ARCHBISHOPS of Canterbury and York – Justin Welby and John Sentamu (pictured) – have launched the third annual global, ecumenical prayer movement – Thy Kingdom Come.

Considered one of the most dynamic prayer initiatives to emerge from the Church of England in recent years, high profile figures from across the main denominations gathered together at Lambeth Palace in London and Bishopthorpe Palace near York to hear plans for this year’s initiative which runs from May 10-20.

Thy Kingdom Come is a simple invitation to pray between Ascension and Pentecost. Now in its third year, participation has grown every year. In 2016 – 100,000 Christians pledged to pray. By 2017, that figure was more than half a million from more than 85 countries including Ghana, Cuba, South Africa, Australia, South Korea, and the Philippines.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby said: “The business of praying to be witnesses compels us to look into the world. It compels us to seek, to experience the compassion of God for a world caught up in sin, suffering and pain, in oppression of the poor, cruelty, abuse, inequality and all the things that go against the Kingdom of God.”

Read every story in our hardcopy newspaper for free by downloading the app.

Facebook Comments