Churches gear up for nine days of prayer as part of Thy Kingdom Come
Churches across Devon are getting ready to play their part in the Archbishops’ global wave of prayer, Thy Kingdom Come, praying for more people to know God. The nine days of prayer begin on Ascension day, this Thursday 25 May, and culminate on Pentecost Sunday, 4 June. Exeter Cathedral will host a ‘house of prayer’ event on 4 June at 6.30pm when Christians from all over the county are invited to come and bring their prayers boxes to be placed onto a map of Devon.
On the first day, Bishop Sarah will join with others to pray for train travellers and shoppers in Exmouth.
In Plymouth there will be drop-in prayer rooms including at Emmanuel with St Paul and pop-up prayer stations around Devonport. At St Matthias there will be a Kingdom Come prayer café at 7pm on 2 June.
In the Holiday Coast Mission Community (around Dawlish) prayer stations will be set-up in all their churches.
At Exeter Network Church a prayer room will be open every day with a video to inspire prayer and action.
In the Five Alive Mission Community, around Kilmington, there will be a Ascension Day service at Stockland Beacon and a Pentecost Picnic with prayer and praise at 4pm at Weycroft Hall.
In St Margaret’s Church, Northam in North Devon, the church will be open for prayer each day at midday throughout the nine days of prayer.
Approximately 400 children from four primary schools in the Netherexe Mission Community will have the chance to write a prayer on a piece of bunting to link together and display in local churches during half term and then to hang back in their schools. All local churches are open for prayer throughout the nine days.
And in St Matthew’s Church in Exeter they are prayer walking around their parish on two evenings and providing prayer boxes on their stand at the Respect Festival. The boxes will then be brought to the Cathedral.
There is a prayer box template here for anyone who would like to collect prayers and bring them to Exeter Cathedral on 4 June TKC-box-r1 A3