Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement running from Ascension to Pentecost.
At this time we invite you to join us daily on Zoom at midday from Friday 22nd to Saturday 30th May as we follow ‘Listening on the way’ led by Revd Thomas Wharton & Revd Sally Womersley. This resource from Canterbury diocese uses scriptures that have shaped Jesus’ followers through the centuries and includes beautiful and thought provoking images by artist Mark Cazalet. Each day’s reflection invites us to pause and purposefully invite the Holy Spirit to engage with us through art, scripture and prayer. To join the group click on the following link. You will be required to download Zoom (1st time only) or launch Zoom.
The Zoom link will be the same for each midday session:
In Zoom, you may be greeted with a ‘waiting for the host to start this meeting’ message. Please wait. The meeting should begin at the appropriate start time. When prompted, click ‘join with video. Click ‘use internet audio’ or ‘computer audio’ (not telephone audio) .
Meeting ID: 852 1840 5086, Password: 892373
You can download ‘Listening on the way‘ to use for your own prayer and reflections here: https://www.canterburydiocese.org/content/pages/documents/1588864070.pdf
These words are taken from the introduction:
‘Wherever you are during these nine days between Ascension and Pentecost, we invite you to accompany us on a sacred journey. As Jesus invited his disciples to wait and pray for the Holy Spirit, so we are invited to wait on God for the empowerment we need to live more fully and to invite others to share the journey with us.
Jesus knows the distractions that can draw our eyes away from our relationship with him. Once again, we are called to prayer, not because we have failed, but because there is yet more to discover, more change and promise to explore as we journey together.
The scriptures we’ve chosen reflect encounters that have shaped Jesus and his followers through the centuries. These encounters – and the opportunities they offer – reveal our spiritual needfulness and underline the call to journey onwards guided by the spirit in challenging times.
Each day’s reflection invites to pools and purposefully invite the Holy Spirit to engage with us through art scripture and prayer. Our artist this year, Mark Cazolet, has presented us with some rich challenging and beautiful images -spend some time sitting with them. As we might look at a map or listen to our sat navs, let us be guided afresh by the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
And may our waiting and prayer refresh and renew us to reach out in companionship and compassion to those with whom God is inviting us to share the journey.’
Say One For Me
The ministry team continue to PRAY for the parish, the community and the world. If you would like them to include a prayer for you or someone that you know, please get in touch: email firstname.lastname@example.org or text or leave a voicemail 07395 883652
SAY ONE FOR ME prayers will be offered at the following online mid-week service after they are picked up. During ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayers will be offered at the midday zoom sessions.