16th May

Andy’s Update

What would happen if every Christian felt inspired and able share the love of Jesus with their friends, neighbours, colleagues and communities? What kind of transformation would that bring in families, societies and nations around the world?

Thy Kingdom Comehas become a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. It takes place between Thursday 31stMay and Sunday 9thJune. During this time, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will: 

·     Deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ

·     Pray for God’s spirit to work in the lives of those they know

·     Come to realise that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer  

Justin Welby says, “Prayer moves us closer not only to God, but to one another. It connects us with those whom we otherwise cannot see. Prayer breaks down division, in prayer we take each other’s hands and find our safe stronghold.” See this news sheet for how you can be involved this year.

Weekly Prayer Guide

Growing in God

Plan how you’ll get involved with Thy Kingdom Come. Ask God to help you grow in faith in this time. Reflect on the verses below and ask God to help you follow him faithfully.

Loving each other

Pray for our young people who are taking exams at the moment – for peace and the ability to do their best.

Serving our community

Pray and give thanks for the Coventry Street Pastors, which has become an accepted part of the night time economy (pubs, clubs, restaurants), as they seek to care for, listen to and help people who are out and about late at night, and aim to ensure their safety. They are looking for more volunteers. Could God be calling you to be involved?

 

Bible Verse of the Week

Jesus said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.  For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? 

(Luke 9:23-25)