‘In the time between Ascension Day and Pentecost, Thy Kingdom Come is a gift to refresh our faith, especially if we felt isolated from our community or our Church during this difficult time.’
This year, we drew together in prayer as a church with guided prayer journals, a virtual prayer night, and a prayer walk through the local community.
The idea of this time of prayer and reflection is to refresh our faith, particularly after an especially isolating year for all of us. We pray for our friends and families, coworkers and community, all those around us that they would receive the light of Jesus. This year we have had the extra element of emerging from lockdown and praying for renewal and recovery.
On Ascension Day we began by picking up our prayer journals and opening the TKC App ready to embark on the journey of rediscovering Jesus, finding joy, giving thanks and praise. Christ Church families also received a children’s prayer map with an interactive smart phone function. Through games, activities and stories it has helped to engage all ages in prayer.
We ran a Virtual prayer meeting over zoom where Revd. Margaret led four 15-minute prayer stations, praying for our church, community, and the world at this time. At 9pm we joined churches across the world in the Bow Down Prayer where we prayed kneeling, as we felt able, and lit a candle. It was a special time to meditate on the Word of God and join together in our church and beyond in guided prayer.
On Saturday morning one of our church wardens, Ruth, led a Prayer Walk. Braving the weather, the dedicated group met in the church garden before walking through the local community whilst praying for its people and covering over 100 steps!