Ideas for Parish Involvement
While there is no doubt that most of us deep down realize that we need to pray more and that prayer is the foundation for all of God’s mission, we may wonder: how can I manage one more thing? You may say, I really want to be a part of the Thy Kingdom Come movement and #Pledge2Pray, and I want to encourage the members of my faith community to join me and one another, but how can we deepen our culture of prayer corporately and individually?
You may enjoy visiting the Thy Kingdom Come website and picking from some of these pre-constructed options there. But, sometimes it helps to have an easy guide to implementing an event or project. So, here are some thoughts from your EvYCV team on getting your parish into Thy Kingdom Come this year. We pray that these curated resources will give you a starting point. We have organized our recommendations TKC materials into 3 broad categories:
- Wade in the Water (easy engagement)
- Goin’ Swimming (mid-level engagement)
- Deep Dive (high engagement)
Let us know if you see yourselves in any of these options! Whether your congregation commits to praying for 5 people each or you develop a Pentecost prayer room, whether you are planning a sermon series or a prayer concert, or prayer walks or a prayer vigil, you are living out our ancient prayer: Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.
Once we have our social media links available please be sure to post your plans and experiences! Don’t hesitate because your resources are limited – jump in where you can. You all make a difference.
Know that we are praying for you. And please pray for us!
Your York Credit Valley Evangelism Task Force