‘Thy Kingdom Come’ global prayer

Dear friends,

The Archbishop of Canterbury has asked that Anglicans around the globe join in “Thy Kingdom Come”; a ten day initiative of prayer that others might know Jesus. Beginning on Ascension Day, parishes are asked to take time to pray, and to encourage their members to make a commitment as well.

Within this Diocese, we are going to kick off this wave of prayer with an Ascension Day celebration on Thursday May 25 at 7 p.m. in our Cathedral. Please consider attending, and encourage your parishioners to also come and commit themselves to ten days of focused prayer. There will be resources available following the service to help parishes and individuals to follow through on their prayer commitment.

Over the course of the ten days, I hope that individual parishes or deanery groups might offer opportunities to join in the celebration. There are online resources available to plan events and prayer opportunities at www.thykingdomcome.global. On June 2, St. George’s Cathedral plans to follow the noon hour Litany of Reconciliation with an afternoon of instruction and contemplative prayer. Other parishes are still in the planning stages of events.

It is my hope that our parishes will be represented at the celebration on Ascension Day, and that as we celebrate the commissioning of the first disciples to go into all the world, and look forward to the feast of Pentecost and the gift of the Holy Spirit to enable us to live out our ministry, we might join Anglicans throughout the world in this time of prayer.

Yours in Christ’s Service,

Bishop Michael