Churches joining in non-stop prayer
People from churches across Harborough are planning a rota to pray 24 hours a day for ten days from this Thursday (21st).
They are joining in an international “prayer wave” called Thy Kingdom Come which is observed by 65 Christian denominations in 178 countries. It covers the period from Ascension Day this Thursday to Pentecost (Whit Sunday) on 31st, and has been endorsed by the Executive Committee of Churches Together in Harborough.
The primary purpose of the now-annual event, which started as an initiative by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016, is to pray for more people to come to an active and personal Christian faith. However, it is also used more widely as a concerted period of prayer for bigger community, national and international issues.
Because of lockdown restrictions there is no central prayer room for people to attend this year. However there is a virtual prayer room which includes a “prayer wall” or blog for people to contribute thoughts, prayers and insights that others can see. It is moderated for security. There is a wide range of prayer resources on the website which is hosted by the Harborough Anglican Team on behalf of all the churches in the town. Some streamed prayer events are also being planned.
People are invited to book a one hour slot so that the entire 24 hours are covered for the ten day period. Those without access to the internet can book a slot by phone via their church leader. All the details are at http://www.harborough-anglican.org.uk/thy-kingdom-come.