Churches unite in Norwich to pray Thy Kingdom Come
Two hundred people from dozens of churches across Norwich and Norfolk gathered at Norwich’s Anglican cathedral on Pentecost Sunday, May 20, at the 'Spirit Break Out' event to mark the end of ten days of prayer under the Thy Kingdom Come banner.
The invitation was extended to Christians across the county to come together to celebrate Pentecost Sunday, to conclude the ten days of prayer called by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.
The service was opened by Methodist minister Rev Nigel Fox and Rev Canon Dr Peter Doll from the cathedral, who said: “The cathedral has been soaked in prayer for the last nine centuries. And this service will add a great boost of prayer to add to those.”
Worship was led by Phil Gouldstone and the band from Burn 24/7 Norwich.
Rev Dominic De Souza (One Church), said: “When we pray Thy Kingdom Come we are saying let something of heaven come into the now, let something of that future glory be experienced now. We don’t just have to bide our time as believers, waiting to go to heaven, no we have the responsibility of bringing heaven to earth and the Kingdom of God invading this region.
“What would it look like if the Kingdom of God came right here, right now? How would that change the face of education, business, the media, health and all the other sectors of society. Join me now in saying ‘let thy kingdom come, your will be done’.”
Jill Gower from Call to Prayer said: “The focus this year was the Lord’s Prayer, and it was an evening of anointed worship and strategic intercession, with an opportunity to receive anointing with oil for a fresh in-filling of the Holy Spirit. There were breakout sessions in groups focused on aspects of The Lord’s Prayer, as well as led prayer.”
Prayers were led by Jill, Joanne Thorne from Alive Church and Jon Norman from Soul Church.
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