Prayer is the current that runs through all we do as a Diocese, as church communities and as individual people of faith.
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
Throughout the year, we pray together as a Diocese for a different congregation or ministry each day.
Outreach and Advocacy Prayer Cycle
The Outreach and Advocacy Prayer Cycle contains intercessions to share the good news of how Anglicans show God’s love in action by reaching out to people in need across the Diocese and beyond.
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. Since 2016, it has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
Through the centuries, Christians have gathered during the 11 days from Ascension Day to Pentecost to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Thy Kingdom Come picks up this tradition. It’s hoped that everyone who takes part will deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and come to realize that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer.
You can participate in a number of ways, from simply saying a prayer each day to organizing and taking part in events in their parishes. Thy Kingdom Come’s website provides plenty of resources, including videos, podcasts, daily readings and prayers.
While there’s no doubt most of us realize we need to pray more and that prayer is the foundation for God’s mission, we may wonder: how can I manage one more thing?
Whether your congregation commits to praying for five people each or you develop a Pentecost prayer room, whether you’re planning a sermon series or a prayer concert, prayer walks or a prayer vigil, you’re living out our ancient prayer: Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.
Don’t hesitate because your resources are limited – jump in where you can.