Archbishop of Canterbury video calls on Christians to join in a week of prayer
A new video by the Archbishop of Canterbury is calling on Christians across the globe to join in a week of prayer during Pentecost (May 25th – June 4th).
The video has been produced in the build up to Thy Kingdom Come 2017, a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.
The event started last year as invitation to pray from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York to the Church of England, but has now grown to an international ecumenical call to prayer.
Thy Kingdom Come 2017 was launched in an open letter from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York last autumn.
They wrote: “We are writing in the hope that you and those whom you serve in Christ’s name might share with us in prayer between Ascension Day and Pentecost 2017 for the witness of Christians in this country. The aim is simple and threefold:
- To join in prayer with the whole family of God the Father
- To pray for the empowering of God the Holy Spirit
- That we may be effective witnesses to God the Son, Jesus Christ.
“We show our faith and trust in God in prayer. It is in prayer that God takes hold of our lives and works through us in ways we can barely imagine possible. Our praying is particularly transformative when it is done in the company of others. Jesus prayed at the Last Supper that we, those who follow him, might ‘be one that the world might believe.’ There is an invitation then, to make a lasting difference in our nation and in our world, by responding to his call to find a deep unity of purpose in prayer.”