“If every Christian regularly prayed for 5 of their friends to know Jesus, imagine the difference that could make.” (http://thykingdom.co.uk/)
A few weeks ago the Anglican Archbishops of Canterbury and York wrote to every every serving parish priest in the Church of England expressing their longing “to see a great wave of prayer across our land, throughout the Church of England and many other Churches” in the nine days leading up to Pentecost (8th-15th May, 2016)
In their letter the Archbishops said:
“At the heart of our prayers will be words that Jesus 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 in 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 new ways in which God can use us to his glory.”
The Archbishops’ hope is that such prayer will see:
Daily Prayer Schedule 6th-14th May
Unless otherwise indicated, the devotions will last for about half an hour and will be followed by tea and coffee.
Conversations at the crossroads
If you didn't pick up a copy of the Novena devotional booklet on Sunday you can download one here.
The Diocese of Canterbury website as a lot of material to help you further explore this material.
Praying for 5 Friends
If you have decided to pray for 5 friends to become Christians, there are some useful tips on the Thy Kingdom Come website.