Together in Prayer

by Michael Ford last modified 23 May, 2020 12:10 AM

As part of Thy Kingdom Come, the 10 day global wave of prayer starting May 21st, we are inviting you to pray together with the rest of the Diocese.

We want everyone to be Together in Prayer on Sunday 31st of May, Pentecost Sunday.

You can do this alone, with your family at home or with your wider family or church, via social media or Zoom.

There are lots of ways to do this and over the past weeks we have been featuring some of them.

From the "Five ways to get involved in Thy Kingdom Come 2020' Resources here, to local ideas like a prayer tree or a book of prayers.

The national resources also feature a proposal to Light Up your Town or Village in Prayer and we would encourage the lighting of candles in windows and gardens in the evening.

This global wave of prayer that takes place every year in May is focussing this year on prayer and care in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Together in Prayer- even if apart

In previous years, our Cathedral has hosted a beacon event on Pentecost Sunday: sadly, the current crisis means that this year’s planned service has had to be postponed.

So, instead we want to create a virtual Diocese-wide event and invite people to join us in prayer throughout the day. “Come, Holy Spirit” is among the best prayers we can pray – and you may like to give your online Pentecost services a particularly prayerful focus, or to organise additional events, vigils, or encouragements to pray.

We would also like you to share your prayer activity through pictures and words on social media tagging in the Diocese of Salisbury. In this way, we can have a continuous feed of our gathered prayer across the Diocese across the day.

Please use the hashtag '#dosaltkc'. You can then add your contributions to others.

Thy Kingdom Come, which covers the 9 days from Ascension Day (21st May) to Pentecost (31st May), will be encouraging everyone not simply to pray that friends and family, colleagues and neighbours might encounter the love of God in Christ, but that they would experience that love in action.

The Cathedral’s daily reflections on YouTube will have a Thy Kingdom Come focus during this time, as will online communications from our bishops. Keep an eye out on social media for daily updates from the Church of England and Thy Kingdom Come.

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