Thy Kingdom Come
Organised by the Anglican-Pentecostal Steering Group, a prayer meeting was held at New Testament Church of God - Brixton Community Church - at the start of Thy Kingdom Come on Thursday 25th May 2017.
Jointly hosted by the Pastor of the church, Bishop Eric Brown, the Pentecostal President of Churches Together in England, and Bishop Keith Sinclair, the Archbishop of Canterbury's lead Bishop for Anglican-Pentecostal Relations, local and national church leaders and representatives, met together for 2 hours of prayer in both traditions.
The joint prayer event was planned to demonstrate how both traditions pray. The time was spent in different styles, including Anglican Common Prayer and Pentecostal Extempore Prayer, aided by a worship band from Elim Pentecostal Church led by Dave Newton, Principal of Regents College for the Elim Church.
The Anglican-Pentecostal Steering Group planned the prayer meeting at the start of the national and international Thy Kingdom Come ten days of prayer for evangelisation. The organisation and intent reflected on the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury in a letter to Church Leaders about Thy Kingdom Come:
'I am mindful of the deep desire within all our churches to reach out int he love of Jesus, to serve the people among whom we live and work and to proclaim the Good News of Jesus in word and deed. There is a dynamic link between prayer, our unity in Christ and God's mission ... Above all I hope that together we may call our people to pray as one people in Christ. There is no prescription about how we should pray. I would like to encourage people to pray in ways that are authentic to them and rooted in their situations'.
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