Thy Kingdom Come 2020
We are invited to join together with Churches from over 65 denominations in 178 countries between Ascension Day (21st May) and Pentecost (31st May) to pray “Thy Kingdom Come” as individuals and families to stand as one big family. These days present an incredible opportunity for the Church worldwide, to unite in prayer that our family, friends & neighbours will come to know the love and peace of Jesus Christ for themselves. Sharing a common act of prayer and worship, we experience a sense of community. From Thursday 21st May to Sunday 31st May you are invited to pray at 10.00am each day using the framework of Morning Prayer with readings and prayer themes. Come and join us on Zoom!
An Hour of Prayer
In addition on Saturday 30th May the parish is pledged to pray from 7.00pm to 8.00pm at home or via Zoom! This is a sign of our commitment, together with Churches around the world, to pray around the clock as part of the 24/7 Prayer and Thy Kingdom Come Upper Room initiatives and reflects the disciples waiting together for the Holy Spirit to come. Details for the Zoom meeting are in TKC booklet.
Children & Families (and anyone looking for something fun and interactive)
If you would like to pray as part of Thy Kingdom Come in a fun and interactive way. You can get a free copy of a map (but not just any map) to follow throughout this time, with challenges, videos, games and more! The map turns into an interactive AR map with the use of an App, which you will need to download for free on a smart device (all information is in the map). Plus, you can follow along with Stefan on our YouTube Channel. See if you can beat his scores on the games and read along with the readings.
If you would like a free map please email email@example.com give your name, address, telephone number and how many maps you would like and we will make sure you get them before Thursday 21st May, you can still email afterwards if need be. Check out this link to see the map in action with Justin Welby https://vimeo.com/390773164
Prayer in the Parish
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.
There are many opportunities to gather for prayer either as part of a regular service or in a home group.
- Weekly on Fridays at 7.00am to 7.30am in St. Leonard’s Church
- Saturday at 8.30am to 9.00am in St. Leonard’s Church
- Monthly on the 2nd Tuesday from 2.00pm at St. Luke’s Church
- Alternate Thursday morning from 10.00am there is a Julian Prayer meeting at 9 Homefield Road
Together with other Churches in Seaford there are other ocassional prayer meetings.
The Parish Prayer Diary is published as an insert in the Parish Magazine. Additional paper copies are available in both churches or can be downloaded below. This will allow us to respond together to current issues and includes up-to-date information and prayer requests from our Mission partners for each month as well as a daily prayer topic. Issues highlighted will be those affecting the parish, our community of Seaford, the wider Church, the Nation and global issues.