‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is a global prayer movement inviting individuals, churches and communities around the world to pray between Thursday 25 May (Jesus’ Ascension) to Sunday 4 June (Pentecost). As part of this movement we are holding a week of prayer between Monday 29 May to Sunday 4 June for all to get involved in. Whether you attend the church or not there are plenty of ways to interact. Read on to see the four ways in which you, your family or your friends can get involved with ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ at St Stephen’s.
The Prayer Chapel, as always, is available for individuals and groups to book for private prayer sessions. It will be set up to reflect the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ theme and will have some practical aids set up to help us pray. To book a session anytime, including during Monday 29 May and Sunday 4 June, click here>>
For those who like a nice morning stroll, each morning at 8am between Monday 29 May and Sunday 4 June we will be meeting outside the Prayer Chapel for a morning prayer walk around parts of the local parish. Why not join us for some (or even all) of those mornings – feel free to bring your dog if you need an excuse!
From Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June the main church building will be open so that individuals or groups can drop in and make use of the prayer stations that will be set up around the church as ways to help us pray. The church will be open from 10am to 4pm daily, except for Tuesday, when it will open from 1pm, and Friday, when it will close at 1pm. There will also be open youth and family friendly sessions:
Youth // Tuesday 30 May // 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Family // Friday 2 June // 10.30am to 11.30am.
Finally, we will be having an hour-long prayer and worship session on Wednesday 31 May from 8pm.
If you’re looking for ways to use personal times of prayer to join in or are away for the half-term period, then this is the one for you. Between Monday 29 May and Sunday 4 June we will be releasing a daily blog right here, which we hope will encourage you in your own times of prayer. As well as the blog, you can sign up to receive daily text alerts during this time as well, so hopefully you will always feel a part of the movement.