Lyndhurst Deanery Prayer: Thy Kingdom Come
This Pentecost, the Lyndhurst Deanery, along with the whole of the Church of England, is uniting in prayer for our country. The aim is to fill the nine days from Thursday 6th May (Ascension Day) to Sunday 15th May (Pentecost) with people praying. This will hopefully take place all over the Deanery with a variety of prayer events spanning the nine days. The focus of prayer will be the phrase from the Lord’s Prayer, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’. The Archbishops are encouraging us to pray…
- For all Christians to deepen their relationship with Jesus, so that
- We may have confidence to share our faith
- That all may respond to the call of Jesus Christ to follow Him
We shall also be praying for the Beacon events taking place in the six major cathedrals. The Winchester event with Matt Redman has already sold out of 1,750 tickets and is planning to extend the event into the cathedral grounds!
The Lyndhurst Clock
Lyndhurst Deanery is shaped a bit like a clock (or a doughnut!) with Lyndhurst at 12 o’clock, Lymington at 6pm, Brockenhurst in the centre and other churches spread around the edge.
The clock idea would be to use this visual illustration as a way of co-ordinating our prayer, starting with Totton area on Thursday 6th May and sweeping round day by day ending with Lyndhurst on Saturday 14th May, with all churches making reference to the Deanery Prayer initiative in their Sunday services on 15th May.
Deanery Clergy are being asked to appoint one person to co-ordinate a prayer event for their church and liaise with Peter Toller (E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 023 8084 3204) for ideas, timings and resources.
Prayer events can range from a simple prayer meeting, a prayer walk, 24 hour prayer, a prayer space, a Morning or Evening Prayer service or any of the other ideas out there.
This is designed to be an ecumenical initiative so do encourage other local churches join in with your or their own prayer events.
Central Prayer Gathering – Begin on Thursday 6th May with a central Deanery prayer meeting?
Mobile prayer baton – Pass a mobile phone from one church to another each day to receive prayer texts from people across the deanery?