“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Today, we live in a time of great change, much uncertainty and in a nation where many do not have a personal faith in God, As Christians, our response to challenge and difficulty, is to come to our Heavenly Father, Almighty God, in prayer, to hold fast to the promises in His word, to listen for His ‘still small voice’, to act when necessary and to allow Him to transform our lives to be more like Him.
The Prayer Diary for 2017 has been prepared as a resource for prayer, be it in public worship or in private prayer. The diary is by no means exhaustive and the headings are there to provide a ‘spring-board’ for prayer. There are 31 headings, one for each day of the month and a separate section for mission.
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
The hope is that:
- people will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family - as a church, individually or as a family;
- churches will hold prayer events, such as 24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the UK and in other parts of the world;
- people will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.