Invitation from Revd Canon Julie Bradley
For the last few years St Michael’s Church has taken part in the Archbishop of Canterbury’s prayer initiative ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, which has provided a wonderful opportunity for us to join in with this global wave of prayer. For the 10 days between Ascension Day (the day when we remember how Jesus was taken up to heaven), and Pentecost Sunday (the day when we remember how God poured out the gift of His Holy Spirit on the church), we are invited to take time to watch, wait and pray – just as those first disciples did as they waited in their upper room (Acts 1:13,14).
Although ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ will look quite different this year because we are not able to create a physical space to pray in, nor can we meet together in person, we are nevertheless still very much wanting to play our part in creating a global wave of prayer. I’m sure you will agree that our world needs God to hear and answer our prayers more than ever at this time of international crisis and suffering.
So, I would like to invite you to join with me in praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ in the coming days. It may be that some of us feel that we are beginners when it comes to praying, but that’s OK – remember what Jesus said about us becoming like little children if we want to see his Kingdom come? Our prayers, however small they may seem, really can and do make a difference.