This Eastertide we are invited to join as one church up and down the nation for the evangelisation of the country.
When the disciples watched Jesus pray, they saw something that they wanted, not just the intimate relationship with the Father that Jesus clearly had, but also the change in the world Jesus taught and demonstrated. This wasn’t just changing the world with their ideas and ideals, but this would be God’s reign over all the earth – ‘thy kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven.’ These words spell out a reality that we as Christians are engaged in on a daily basis! Each time we say these words we are invoking change, revolution, a new state of being, a way of life that will only truly come when God’s kingdom is fully and entirely realised!
We don’t have to wait though! We are all called to pray! We are invited to that intimate relationship with the Father that Jesus opened the way for us to have once again, and in the Father’s presence we can ask what we want!
This Eastertide we are invited to join as one church up and down the nation for the evangelisation of the country! In the 9 days running up to Pentecost we will join the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Christians of all denominations to pray – as one – the prayer that Jesus gave us – that God’s kingdom will come in our communities, churches, schools, shopping centres, playgrounds, Bishops’ Palaces, housing estates, planes, trains and cars!
Do you long to see a nation changed for God? Do you long to see individuals changed by Jesus? Do you long for what God wants? Let us pray together, and see God’s transformative power at work in our own lives and the lives of others and give God all that is due to Him! Paul’s prayer to the Ephesians was that they be strong in our faith, rooted in our relationship with Him with firm foundations, that we may know the full extent of His love and be filled with fullness of God! What a blessing to pray for the church, and what a blessing to pray for the nation.
For lots of ideas, resources, videos, and the Archbishops’ invitation, visit the website, www.thykingdom.co.uk, join the Diocese in the Novena, tell us what you are doing and most importantly, tell us what happened! We want to know what exciting things God is doing in your community!
Join us. Pray. Thy Kingdom Come. www.thykingdom.co.uk